- 3 years ago
carmens: i’m 29 and i don’t plan on changing how i dress when i turn 30. i like short skirts and shorts, form fitting dresses, and i show cleavage from time to time, of course i also wear longer skirts and dresses and covered up stuff, i like it all!
that said, i think my style has evolved naturally over the years, but it has been gradual. when i was teens-early 20s i used to wear more graphic tees, super loud mix and match prints, thrift store finds, that kind of thing. i feel like now my style is a bit more put together looking, even though i work from home. i used to just grab random crap and throw on super loud prints together, crazy layers, leggings all the time, not really do my hair or wear jewelry, etc. now i pay more attention to buying colors and styles that actually flatter my skintone and body, wearing accessories, etc.
it’s not really because i’m at a certain age that i changed how i dress, more just that my tastes changed. kind of like how i don’t go clubbing anymore, i mean, i could if i wanted to…it’s just not really fun to me anymore! plus, my husband went from labor/service industry jobs to a professional desk job and HE started dressing soooo much nicer. i was like damn, i need to up my game, lol. i still definitely rock funky styles, i just try to go for more of a pulled together look that makes sense rather than hot hipster mess.
basically it’s like this in terms of equivalent outfits:
21 year old me wore this to the bar: painted on red leggings, neon green halter (cropped) with purple bra straps showing, glittery gold boots, a backpack, chipped nails, and a messy ponytail, zero makeup, zero jewelry
29 year old me wears this to the bar: black skinny jeans, dark grey halter (full length, with no bra straps showing), black birks, my neutral canvas leopard purse, painted and (gasp) matching finger and toenails, hair down and actually soft and taken care of, maybe a little eyeliner and mascara, sapphire earrings, thin gold chain necklace, tortiseshell bracelet