Growing up my style icon was Claudia Kishi.
I mean technically I never actually dressed like her but I wished I could pull off her looks in real life. We all know that one of the best parts of reading the Baby-sitters Club books was to read about what the baby sitters were wearing especially Claudia. Many people still enjoy this to this day as evident by sites like What Claudia Wore and this Buzzfeed list on The Definitive Ranking of All 131 Baby-Sitters Club Cover Outfits.
It’s funny that for years I didn’t have a style that defined me. I mean, when I really think about it, I can’t even say that I actually had style. I wore what was comfortable and didn’t really have that much interest in fashion. Then a few years ago, I sort of saw the light.
I have to thank/blame Pinterest for this. While I originally realized that I liked certain articles of clothing on my own, after finally caving in and using Pinterest, I discovered that I could then create my own personal style.
These days if you ever meet me, I apparently have a trademark style that most people relate to me. I will most likely wearing a leather jacket, skinny jeans, a scarf and boots. We all know how much I love scarves. I also like layering articles of clothing, wearing leg warmers with boots, and long cardigans. I would LOVE to be able to get into that slouchy wool hat movement but for whatever reason my hair/head will not cooperate no matter how much I try with pins or anything else.
Fall is my favorite time of the year for clothing because I can freely wear these outfits without worrying about getting too hot or looking completely dressed for the wrong season.
Even though I’ve obviously found pictures of other people wearing styles like this, I actually haven’t run into anyone in my own social circle that does. It’s been rather cool that I’ve been able to make it uniquely me. Like I said, up until the past few years, you could not distinguish my fashion taste at all because I didn’t have one. Now old me wouldn’t even recognize new me.