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14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
When I realised that not following trends did not mean I had to be frumpy or anti-establishment.
When I stopped trying to wear styles that i saw my friends wearing. They looked amazing in it, but it didn't look great on my body type, and I never felt comfortable. I realised that I could find my own way.
Instead of focusing on styles/coolurs/texures/shapes, I started thinking about words relating to how I wanted to feel and the essence I wanted to project, and then when from there. i
This has happened at nearly every stage of my life so there's not one particular answer to this question for me.
My style slightly changed when I entered college (not dramatically though). Seeing people around me wearing a variety of amazing clothes everyday made me realize that they do not dress up for others but for themselves instead and that's what gives them the real joy of dressing up plus feeling good. So, I did some introspecting and found out that there were a variety of clothes which I always wanted to try out but never did because I was worried what would people think of me. I decided to stop getting worried about it and then my fashion style range became much wider than before.
No, I have basically stayed true to be desire to be feminine in every way, every day.
When I was 10 I went from tomboy to girly girl.
No, it evolved very organically
Yes when I was growing up than my style used to change and I didn't want to wear tight clothes and short anymore
My style has never dramatically changed. Has always been somewhat the same.
Yes, this past year I finally started to find who I was as a person and my style changed with it
A big bang moment occurred when I was 14. I was sitting on a park bench by the waterfront, reading a book on a warm June day. An incredibly creepy old man walked up and started taking my picture. He told me I was beautiful. I felt paralyzed with fear and acted like I didn't mind having my picture taken to avoid upsetting him.
In that moment, I decided I was an alternative girl, like my friend Caroline's older sister who wore Metallica tank tops. I thought I'd get as many piercings and tattoos as I possibly could, as soon as I could. I wanted to look tough, so men didn't bother me any longer.
I had something like 31 body piercings by my 18th birthday. I had three quarter sleeve tattoos by 20. Today, at age 31, I have 2 piercings and loads of tattoos. Alternative style feels natural.
And for the record...men still bother me.
A couple of times. I used to really enjoy clothes as a child but when I hit puberty my parents started telling me that I was too fat to wear certain things and I stopped caring about clothes and just wore baggy, dark things. Then in my late teens I started dressing the way magazines told me I was supposed to dress to suit an hourglass figure, then when that led to street harrasment I went far in the opposite direction. Now I've sort of gently drifted into something I feel comfortable with.
I am not aware that this happened. I guess my style if one can call it that way developed very slowly over the years. I did want to make any dramatical changes.
It's in quite a transformation recently but it keeps on shifting back and forth just as my own personal transformation shifts back and forth.
I wouldn't say dramatically. When I was in my late teens/early twenties I used to dress quite preppy. Then, reaching my mid-twenties I shifted towards what I'd call 'business attire' even on my own time. Classic shirts, well-cut trousers, wool coats etc.
yes. 1960’s pantsuits
1970’s sophisticated European
yes from high school
When I lived on the east coast, I embraced dresses, which had mostly seemed impossibly fancy for the everyday on the west coast.
Yes when i met my husband at age 32 it all got better in both life and in my wardrobe. He made me see life With New and open eyes.
At some point, I tried to kill myself. After surviving that attempt, I started wearing colors and patterns.
Yes, when I moved from New Zealand to London, I started to wear all the clothes I dreamed of wearing but was too afraid to wear in my small town.
Yes, after I finished college. I got diagnosed with Lupus, went through my first love break up and came off of the anxiety medicine I had been on since I was in 8th grade. These things exposed my roots and the fake tree I had seemed to be living as. I didn't know at the time it was ungenuine, I was very asleep. But certain things wake you and make you really dip deep and my style was one of those things I started seeing depth in. I feel like if my ex saw me now he'd say "you have changed so much" but I think its beautiful, to change and grow. But at the same time I feel more than ever like the little girl Ive always been. I am still the blonde girl who loves Chuck Taylors, music and playing outside.
Early 20's; I just knew It was time to be myself.
A few times, it relates a lot to my frame of mind.
I don’t really think so. I guess as soon as I decided to start caring, I threw out a ton of clothes, bought a new wardrobe, and that was it. After that, my style just evolved, I suppose.
im over 30 years old now.
I realized I hated the way most people dressed. They wanted to be like each other. I did not.
I started dating women.
When I hit high school, I was pretty much known as the girl who could pull off anything. That's when I started to explore gothic looks, as well as trendy, girly looks, but I would also sometimes wear leggings and t-shirts.
I hated shopping for clothes until I was twelve, and basically just wore graphic tees and whatever pants were comfiest or most practical. Then I discovered a store with fashion sense I can only describe as "grandma on vacation." I fell in love and dressed that way all through middle school.
no. I've always been reserved in the way I dress because I always feared for negative criticism.
In high school when I started talking to my stylist friend/mentor in LA and last summer when I got into punk music.
yes, i went from not caring to caring a lot