This post is based on the Lovely Maria of Lost in a Spotless Mind’s Defining Style series, the first post in particular. In this series she writes brilliantly about how to use inspiration photos, mood boards and other clever tools in order to pin down your own personal style. Maria is a fashion consultant by profession, so this online crash course in personal style is not to be missed!
The first task of Maria’s Defining Style post was to write a list over the things that often appear as repeat elements in your outfits. This was a fun task because I know that I often look for the same elements when I shop, but I have never really concretisized it and put it into writing before. My list turned out as follows:
No real surprises there, but nonetheless fun to see in list form. I prefer eye makeup over lip color because I eat and drink more or less all the time, I wear flat shoes because I walk everywhere, and I have a real penchant for black and jewel tones. I own more faux fur than most sane people, and I love a good manicure!
The next step was to create mood boards – one style board, one accessories board, and one for hair/makeup.
As you can see I´m all about legs, neutral colors and a good handbag. I know I can always count on my striped tops, I mostly wear black skinny jeans or a good, flippy mini skirt, and i love a good parka. When it comes to clothes I hate fuss and I have to be comfortable, but I still want to look great.
Onto accessories – if you think you’ve seen these before then it is because you have. These are all items that currently live in my closet! I love classics, and if I can put a little biker/rock chic/whatever the word-du-jour is twist on it then I’m an even happier camper. Also, I’m a sucker for a great scarf.
Last but not least – hair and makeup. When it comes to hair my I don’t spend much time on it – I love buns, dry shampoo, sea salt spray and general under-control-messiness. It also tends to get a bit lanky and flat if left to it’s own devices, which naturally means that I like it big and textured. You always want what you don’t have, right? Because of my previously mentioned snacking habits I prefer good eye makeup over lip color, preferably combined with light and dewy skin.
Phew! That was it for my little style rundown – if you feel like doing one of your own I suggest you scurry over to Maria’s original post and follow her instructions. Oh, and make sure to leave the link to your post in the comments, because I know she’d be absolutely thrilled to see what other bloggers come up with!