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Deciphering My Style: Spring 2017

I’ve never been particularly good at nailing down what I like in specific terms.

And that’s been a problem for me as I’ve embraced a more expensive, ethical market. I can’t just buy all the things and see what works. I need to be smart and curate aggressively.

To help me narrow it down before I start shopping for a new season, I decided to break my preferences down by both what I like and what I don’t like. Here are my lists…

Things To Avoid:

  • Prep and boho (a nod here and there, but not a whole look)
  • Strapless, wide leg, billowy silhouettes
  • Denim on denim
  • Heels
  • Low-cut and high-cut blouses and tops
  • Ankle-wrap shoes and sandals
  • Polyester and other synthetic fabrics

Things To Look For:

  • Stripes and bright solids
  • Mid-rise and high-rise denim
  • High rise pencil pants
  • Straight-cut and midi skirts
  • Straight-cut dresses
  • Tunics
  • U-necks and V-necks
  • Distressed-look denim
  • Simple, modern footwear
  • Organic and natural fabrics

I am getting considerably better at being honest with myself about what I’ll actually wear versus what looks good but just isn’t me. While I love some of the contemporary, oversized, androgynous cuts of designers like Elizabeth Suzann and Everlane, it’s important that I find the right balance between timeless and of-the-moment.

Here’s what I’ll be looking for this spring: 

As with all of my shopping lists, I probably won’t purchase all items listed, but I’ll use specific products as a reference point as I shop around. This post contains affiliate links.

The “Needs”

The Helpful Additions

Just for Fun

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