I rarely appreciate runway style. Not fully anyway.
It’s impractical. It’s flamboyant. And, it’s usually so far out of my price range I’d have to sell an egg, or five at my age, to be able to afford even a runway handkerchief.
I’m more of a daily style kinda girl.
But, I usually, at the very least, find inspiration from the pieces making waves on the runways.
Because being inspired is free. And, up for interpretation.
I’ve spent hours looking at fall trends, trying to determine how to up my style for fall. Flipping through my print copies of Glamour and Marie Claire (yes, I still get magazines in the mail, like an elderly person), clicking around on the websites of the same name, checking in on my favorite fashion-y type websites. Looking for something, anything, to inspire my fall-winter wardrobe.
Only, I’m struggling.
Because so many of the popular trends for this season are just so not me.
Turtlenecks? Nope, with my stumpy neck, I look like an actual turtle in those.
High slits and over the knee boots? Not with these thighs.
Oversized coats and loose fitted pants? Sure, if I want to look like a hobo.
Velvet and leather and wintery white? Not awesome when you spend every week inside of an elementary school. Or on the sidelines of a football field. Or hanging out with a furry beast.
So, what’s a style lover to do when the trends of the season feel so entirely wrong?
Get over it!
I almost forgot that I can look stylish without even being super trendy. The two are really just distant cousins anyway.
I’ll probably never be as chic as many of my favorite fashion bloggers, even the ones who are moms like me, but I won’t be this girl again…
because Stacy and Clinton threw my favorite sweatpants and all of my other hideous clothing away I just say so.
My favorite addition so far this fall? My denim vest!
Scored on the cheap at Old Navy via Ebates (seriously, it is how I live!), so versatile I can wear it with my pajamas (relax, I don’t)…
Dress, H&M. Vest, Old Navy. Leggings, Target. Sneaker wedges, Kohl’s. Don’t focus on the sneaker wedges. My pedicure situation is dire. I didn’t want y’all to have to witness that. Plus, I love them too.
Other things I’m after this season…
What are you after this fall?