Losing Ones Self

 Ever so often I just run out of outfit ideas and I cannot think of anymore possible ways to throw polka dots together, combine 5 prints into one outfit without looking like a clown or ways to wear all of the things, ever. When this does happen I look to an outfit that I like and generally try to do the same outfit with what I have in my closet. This is fine and everything but it always reminds me of something. I’m never happy when I’m copying something else. Why? Because this outfit isn’t me. I don’t hate it but I also feel like it isn’t me. Part of the whole style blogging idea is to try new things and when I copy what someone else has done, which is of course adorable, I realize that I feel like I have lost the “me” part of how I dress. 

Winter Outfit with Jeweled Beanie
Winter Outfit with Jeweled Beanie
Winter Outfit with Jeweled Beanie

Winter Outfit with Jeweled Beanie
Hat: XXI Forever
Jacket: American Eagle
Striped Shirt: Target
Chambray: Target
Pants: DKNY
Clutch: Plato’s Closet
Shoes: TJ Maxx 

I’m never going to say that copying is bad, it’s often great and fun to put your own twist inspired by someone else. However, the lesson I have been learning is that I feel like I lose part of who I am when I directly copy. I need to remember this when I am in a style rut. It’s great to look to others for inspiration but I need to remember to not loose who I am.