Why It’s OK To Have More Than One Style

If you ask me to define my style in one word or even one sentence, I would probably choke. Truth be told, I don’t confine myself to only one.

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In my teens I went through every fashion phase possible, as many of you might have as well. My influences for a while were Avril Lavigne, Fergie and Shakira to name a few. I cringe looking back at some photos, but that “experimental” period helped shape my fashion sense and clearing up not only what I like and what I don’t like, but also what suits me and what doesn’t.

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Why then don’t I have a single style? If you take a look at my older fashion posts, even though they have some things in common, you realize that I don’t have that one defined style. Sometimes I like to dress up like a boho chic gal, where other times I go for more formal attire.

 

 

 

IMG_0022What I can definitely say about my fashion sense is that I’m more of a minimalist when it comes to my looks. I like patterns and colors, but nothing overly complicated. I like mixing it up, but I also like following certain color schemes. I usually tend to gravitate towards simpler cuts and forms, because I feel they don’t overwhelm me. Being a tiny gal I feel overly complicated outfits, like lots of ruffles, patterns or colors, make me look even tinier. I personally always preferred simplicity not only in my outfits, but in other esthetic aspects in my life (my hair, makeup, home decor, etc…)

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Because for me fashion is a tool for self expression, I don’t want to be confined in one style. My mood and energy changes on a daily basis, and I feel my style should reflect that. I like being all girly in my pink sun dress, but I also love my boyfriend jeans and my rather manly sneakers. You guys know how big my love for red lipstick is, but recently I’ve been rocking grungy brown lips like the 90’s are back!

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Some people have one style that defines and suits them like no other, and others have many. I’m definitely one of those “others”. As I grow older, my style is in a constant state of change. Maybe one day I’ll settle for a single style… but knowing myself, I doubt it! Plus where’s the fun in that?IMG_0002

Blazer Banana Republic, Jeans Zara similar , Shoes Steve Madden, Clutch Lulu’s

I’d love to hear from you and your experiences. Do you have one style? Or are you like me and rather try them all? Let me know!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

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129 Comments

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      It’s alway fun mixing things up! Thank you for stopping by Angelina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks Vanessa, happy Monday to you too!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. May 23, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I generally stick to one style, but I love trying new things every once in a while to shake things up a bit 🙂

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      I guess everyone gets bored at some point and like to shake things up .

      Have a great start of the week Mary!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      I’m glad that you enjoyed it Carrie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 23, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Wah your post are cool! Love your style and keep blogging! 😉

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Farrell, have an awesome week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. May 23, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I love this look, the mix of tailored and casual is so cute! I definitely know what you mean, one day I could be wearing pumps and the next I could be wearing trainers, but thats what makes fashion so fun!!

    http://www.greenteavogueandme.com

    Maija Lily Xx

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Maija! And I totally agree with you, that is what makes fashion so much fun!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 23, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Girl I can totally relate to this post! I change my style, my hair my home decor lol everything CONSTANTLY! I always say I have commitment issues haha! I get bored so easily, and love switching it up in my life! I love this outfit! You look gorgeous and styled it perfectly! I love the boyfriend jeans with the fringe heels! Super cute! I hope you have a wonderful week beautiful!

    XOXO, Alethea

    http://www.thepowerofthepretty.blogspot.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Unfortunately I’m not so adventurous when it comes to my hair, I’m just to attached to it haha! but other than that, everything is a constant change, but it’s fun!

      I’m so glad I found your blog, and I so happy you liked this outfit Alethea!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Unfortunately, your link is broken Taislany, but I’ll search for your blog.

      I’m happy you loved the blazer, have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you Violette, so sweet of you!

      Have great Monday!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you Emma!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks Katherine, I’m glad you like the style mix!

      Have a great start of the week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      I’m glad you liked this outfit Salome! I’ll head over to your blog now 🙂

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. Amy Arnold
    May 23, 2016 / 9:04 am

    This is an awesome outfit! I definitely have more than one style which is what I love about fashion.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks Amy, have a wonderful new week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks Molly. That makes two of us!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you Sarah!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. May 23, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Having many different styles is a great thing, it gets you more creative as you dare to mix different styles with each other and the outcome is often fashionable and chic! Love a preppy outfit with a sporty leather jacket, or a boho maxi dress to a defined blazer! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      I absolutely agree with you, mixing styles is be fabulous and fun! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. May 23, 2016 / 9:27 am

    So since I’m much older—let me weigh in on this “one style”. I’m very much like you (even now) and I always spout out that my personality isn’t one sided so why should my clothing style be only one way?
    I bet you’ll always like variety—and I think that’s a good thing!
    Amazing shoes BTW!!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      I’m actually happy to know that this is not just a phase and that I can always have more than one style! It’s definitely more fun and refreshing that way!

      Thanks for stopping by Jodie, have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you Beba!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      I’m so happy that you loved Kate! I also feel it’s important to always be creative even in your style!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 23, 2016 / 10:37 am

    You look beautiful! Lovely pair of sandals, and a great blazer. I am like you with one style – I don’t think I can ever settle on just one style. We people are complex creatures, and it’s just fun to play with more than only a box of crayons. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment!

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      I love how you said “it’s just fun to play with more than only a box of crayon”. You summed it up perfectly!

      Have great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks Nathalie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. Nathalie
    May 23, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Lovely, adorable and chic outfit 🙂
    Greetings from MissGrey Romania!
    http://bit.ly/1WFGDeB

  10. May 23, 2016 / 11:28 am

    hey girlie! your blog is ultra fab! Thanks so much for your blog love over on mine too! Really appreciate it!
    p.s. I will be pinning some of your fab pictures!
    xx
    Katelyn
    theyellowspectacles.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Oh so sweet of you Katelyn! Have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. May 23, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Love this post! It’s definitely fun to mix styles. I’m more…different styles with the seasons. I tend to be very classic during the colder months and am all about boho chic for spring and summer. Lovely pics!:)

    ~Krisztina
    http://www.krisztinawilliams.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      My style during winter is warm hahaha I’ll wear anything and everything to stay warm !

      Thanks for stopping by Krisztina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      I’m glad you do Zorica!

      Have a great week!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. May 23, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I’m loving this blazer paired with those heels!!! I love to combine different types of pieces that may not be in the same genre or style. It makes outfits interesting! Great look 🙂

    Allison / Joy and Ivy
    http://www.joyandivy.com

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you Allison! I’m glad you liked the look!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Camille, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you Nora, so sweet of you!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      I’m glad you do Taylor!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      I’m happy you enjoyed it Adi!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  13. May 23, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Amazing look! I can relate to you, my style is ever evolving and I am not ready to commit to one signature look, I love to experiment and play with fashion.

    http://www.marinasummers.com

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      I’m always happy to find like minded people! I’m glad you can relate!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  14. May 23, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I totally get this – sometimes my style seems all over the place, but really, there is a general pattern that I tend to stick to. It’s so hilarious (and so fun!) to look back on those “experimental” days isn’t it?! Beautiful fringed heels by the way 😉

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      It is so hilarious looking back at those pictures. Some of them though make my eyes hurt, I mean bright blue eyeshadow, what was I thinking? hahaha silly teenage self!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  15. May 23, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I don’t think I would be able to define my style with just one word but I may be able to do it one sentence since my style has evolved to a place where it’s more settled now. Fabulous outfit! That shade of blue looks smashing on you!

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you Rowena, maybe one day my style will evolve like yours, maybe not… we shall see!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you Vera,

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  16. Biana
    May 23, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    These are such great photos – that jacket and those heels are amazing!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you Biana, I’m glad you like them!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:53 pm

      Oh ! you’re so sweet Christianne.

      Have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  17. May 23, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    We are just talking about how our style has evolved over the years, especially since starting the blog. It’s fun to mix different styles into your wardrobe. There are so many out there, why do we have to just pick one? Such a great look! Love the striped detailing on the jacket!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Even if I wanted I couldn’t just pick one, I’ll get bored quickly!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  18. May 23, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    My style changes day to day so I loved this post, it really resonated with me!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      I’m glad you were able to relate to this post Kelly!

      Have great one.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks Carolina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  19. May 23, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    I think my style has evolved over the years, and I love that it has! This is a great blazer, the detail under the collar is perfect!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Glad to know I’m not alone in this!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  20. May 24, 2016 / 1:13 am

    You have amazing style. I kind of feel like you where I like so many different things and I like to mix and match different genres of style as well.

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  21. May 24, 2016 / 1:49 am

    Love these jeans and those shoes, so pretty!

  22. May 24, 2016 / 2:56 am

    So agreed that you can have more than one style – that’s your style! I am in love with that blazer/jacket combo. Perfect for this post!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  23. May 24, 2016 / 3:29 am

    Hi Tamara,
    I agree that it’s fun to experiment with different looks! Your outfit is so great for a petite person… you styled the jeans and blazer perfectly with those fringe shoes! Love it!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Hugs and Love, Mary

  24. Siffat Haider
    May 24, 2016 / 3:46 am

    You look ah-mazing! Love this look so much! I like that you’re not afraid to mix things up and have fun with fashion. I think in my case, I’ve naturally gravitated towards a more minimal aesthetic, but definitely add several trend-driven items to my wardrobe every now and then as well!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  25. May 24, 2016 / 4:18 am

    I totally agree with you! My style changes from one day to the next, depending on my mood, and there’s nothing wrong with that!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  26. May 24, 2016 / 4:22 am

    I definitely have more than one style too. Love the mix of classic and edgy!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  27. May 24, 2016 / 5:13 am

    Enamorada de todas tus prendas guapa. Un besito y te espero en lassietemaravillasdeamanda 🙂

  28. May 24, 2016 / 5:53 am

    You look amazing!! Totally rocking this outfit! I am the same way and don’t have just one style. I dress based on my mood.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  29. Ola
    May 24, 2016 / 7:10 am

    great style !

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  30. May 24, 2016 / 7:39 am

    I can certainly relate to you in the regard that I don’t have one definitive style either. I like to experiment with various styles and vibes and I think I tend to have this sort of preference to other areas of my life, such as home decor and food (I love all kinds of food). As for your outfit, I love it! That blazer looks wonderful on you! It’s so unique in that it has a sporty element with the striped collar, great find! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  31. May 24, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I definitely have contradictory styles…I’ll be totally bohemian one day and preppy the next. It all just depends on how I’m feeling on any given day! I love, love, LOVE your sandals!

  32. May 24, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I totally agree with you that is fun to have more than one style theme you stick to, but than again I think that it’s also important to have your personal style and to always add your personal touch to every outfit.
    I don’t like it, when people copy looks from head to toe, ofc. we all need and have some inspirations but it is really important to be creative and add your touch to the look and be unique:)
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

  33. May 24, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Wow! You look amazing! Love the look and I’m with you, I certainly don’t confine myself to just one style. I like to mix it up! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  34. May 24, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    I completely agree. I always use to try and fit my style into a rigid category, opting for only things I thought were “preppy” enough. Over the last few years, I’ve learned to just wear what ever it is I like, to pair unexpected things, and have fun with fashion. Great post!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  35. May 24, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Oh, gotta love those Banan Replublic jackets! You look super chic and effortless. I love your choice of heels with the outfit.
    Red Reticule

  36. May 24, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I’m totally in love with this outfit, especially the blazer. And I can’t even express in words how much I agree with you on confining ourself to only one style. Why restrict yourself to one when you can enjoy all of them. As long as you are comfortable and feel good in what you wearing, you should go for it. It’s like you are speaking my mind there. Love this post!

    Nisha
    http://simplistique.com

  37. May 25, 2016 / 2:45 am

    I totally get this. I don’t think I’d ever be able to use one word to define my style. I love bright colours and patterns but there are some days when I prefer to opt for minimalistic looks.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  38. May 25, 2016 / 6:36 am

    Yes to this! My style is ever evolving, and I think that’s a good thing!

  39. May 25, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Wow – I LOVE your look! This blazer is incredible and looks perfect paired with those fringe heels. I totally agree with you, too! I think it is so fun to try different things out and take a risk. You never know what you might find! xx Shannon

  40. May 26, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I adore this post!! While I was pretty borish in my teen years (jeans, a white tee, and some color zip-up hoody? Yes please! BLECH)… as I’ve grown up, I definitely appreciate a variety of “styles” from boho, to casual cute, to edgy and ultra-girly. So glad I’m not the only one who feels they fit into several style categories. Or no category at all. HA!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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