Today I started thinking about my clothes. I mean, I'm pretty sure I think about clothes as much as the average woman - you know ladies, when you are getting dressed for work and think "ugh. I hate my clothes." That happens to me about twice a week.
So anyway, I started to consider how my "style" has developed over the past few years. I use the word "style" loosely here... if I had a lot of money and time to shop I think I would wear cute clothes (anthropolgie as a dream clothing source, anyone?), but I've decided that if you choose the clothes you wear, then you have a "style" of some sort.
So let's begin here:
The plaid shirt. The velvet collar. The matching velvet pants. The monkey on my shoulder. Okay, so I thought this was cool when I was 10. And that's ok. I had probably only been dressing myself for five years at that point.
But let's skip ahead to college. Because that is where the actually story begins. In college I wore a lot of layers. At OBU we were just really, really into layers. This was definitely the most popular look going on:
Long sleeved shirt over short-sleeved t-shirt. I know, pretty hot. But really, this was an awesome, convenient, casual look that I loved. You could even make it "dressy:"
Why yes, that is a lace top peeking out from that green shirt. Which obviously screams "dressy." And my friend Emily is rocking the layered look here too - I think she's wearing 3 shirts???
So moving on... I graduated from college and moved out to a ranch (as in, there were horses and it was in the Middle Of Nowhere, Oklahoma). Enter baggy jeans and t-shirts. Every day. I don't know why really, but for some reason I just felt weird wearing anything remotely cute when I lived there. I never wore makeup either. Whenever we would leave the ranch, I would be super excited to wear a "cute top" and mascara. Which honestly, was great. It's great to get to be so casual every day. I have lots of friends that still live at the ranch - do you guys feel excited about getting to dress up as well?
Here is a picture taken while working at the ranch - this was definitely what I would have considered a "nice outfit." You know, because the shirt is a pleasant color.
Then I entered the grown-up world of professional clothes every day. This is where the "Ugh. I hate my clothes" thoughts came in. It's really difficult to not want to change into sweatpants immediately when I walk through the door every day after work. Don't get me wrong, I love getting to wear cute clothes every day, but it definitely has its setbacks. You know, that I don't actual feel cute in my clothes every day. And that professional clothes are expensive. And that something about multiple layers of stiff, dressy fabrics are not as comfortable as t-shirts. So needless to say, that comfy, cozy layered look is out for me.
In conclusion... okay, so I don't actually have a conclusion. That's why it's a blog. I can write about whatever I want without actually having to say anything :)
But enough about me, what about you? Has anyone seen their style develop differently after they graduated from college? Do any nurses out there get really sick of wearing scrubs everyday? Or do you love that you don't have to choose an outfit? Anyone out there just not wear clothes at all and love being a nudist? Give me your thoughts!