My Style Evolution

I think it’s safe to say that my style has changed drastically since I started blogging last August. To everyone, I was known as “the preppy girl” and this made me unique, especially because I live in the Pacific Northwest where prepsters are few and far between. However, throughout the past eight months, my style has gone from preppy to quirky to Parisian to girly and, most recently, to sporty.


It can sometimes be tough to undergo a “style transition.” Part of me wanted to keep wearing my boat shoes and button downs, but another part of me wanted to explore new textures like mesh and leather. Sometimes I still gravitate toward anchor printed clothes and nautical stripes, while other times I gravitate toward graphic tees and holographic accessories.

Throughout this all, I’ve learned that it’s impossible to put yourself, or your style, in a box. It’s important to recognize that we are all constantly changing: our personalities, our interests, our friends, our grades, and even our fashion sense. Last year, I confined myself and didn’t let my creativity soar; I was convinced that I had to dress preppy. It’s only recently that I’ve let go of all style labels. I am not preppy, I am not sporty, I am not girly, I am not boho. I am Clare, and I dress however I want.

My advice: Buy what you want. Wear interesting and weird clothes. Follow your instinct when getting dressed every morning. Wear what’s comfortable to you: for some people that’s a sweatshirt and leggings and for others, it’s a pair of studded shoes and an oversized dress. And I know it’s easier said than done, but don’t care about what other people think of your outfit. If you’re happy with your style, your confidence will  radiate and others will admire your ability to be yourself.

I’ve never really done a more personal post like this before, so make sure to let me know in the comments if you liked it and want to see more!


{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Anonymous April 29, 2014, 3:16 pm

    I love it! So true, my style changes all the time! I would love more personal posts (:

  • Anonymous April 29, 2014, 5:22 pm

    Clare you’re so fantastic and genuine. Love it! Have a blessed day

  • Anonymous April 29, 2014, 6:32 pm

    You are an amazing fashion blogger, I love your style. Please do more posts like this!!:)

  • ur best friend April 29, 2014, 6:40 pm

    I lofed it

  • FM April 29, 2014, 10:47 pm


  • Anonymous April 30, 2014, 2:14 pm

    Please do more posts like this! I love this side of you and the more personal inner side of loving fashion 🙂

  • Clare, BP. Blogger May 2, 2014, 7:53 pm

    Wow thanks for the feedback, my darlings! I’ll be sure to do more posts like this in the future. I’m glad you all liked it 🙂

  • makayla May 5, 2014, 5:15 am

    This article really made me smile because that’s how I’ve been feeling a lot lately. Everyone in my school dresses the same way, so this really made me want to break out of my comfort zone and try different things! thank you so much (:

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