One of the first jobs I ever applied for was in retail. It was a sales associate position at a clothing store at my local mall. Shortly after I submitted my application, I had a phone interview with the store’s manager. I remember listening as she fired away with question after question, one of which took me off-guard.
“How would you describe your personal style?” She asked.
I froze. Blame it on the job interview nerves. And after a moment of hesitation, I blurted out something along the lines of “modern and trendy and with the current styles.” Blah. Blah Blah. It was a garbage answer, and I didn’t really think too hard about it. All I wanted was to make it through the interview.
Though I didn’t end up getting the sales associate position (which actually worked out for the best), I think the question of personal style (or a lack thereof) is an interesting thing to talk about, especially since a big portion of this blog is about fashion.
There are all sorts of umbrella terms people use to describe their own personal styles–words like “preppy,” “modern,” and “sophisticated.” And these words can give you a pretty good indication of how a person likes to dress on a day-to-day basis. However, what I feel like I’ve realized is that some of us aren’t totally sure what are personal style is. Or if we even have one for that matter. I happen to fall into this group of people.
My personal taste in fashion makes drastic changes on a routinely basis. Sometimes I feel like wearing all black from head-to-toe. Sometimes I’m in the mood for skinny jeans and a pair of sneakers. Sometimes I’m all about bright pink dresses and heels. It just depends on the day, you know?
Today was an aforementioned ‘pink and heels’ day. I had nowhere particularly fancy I needed to be, but when I went to get dressed this morning, I just felt like wearing pearls and a hot pink dress. It’s colorful and fun. And though it’s not something I would be super into every single day, it was perfect for today. Which brings me to my main point. Is personal style even a thing? While there are certain trends and patterns that I’m more fond of than others, I don’t believe there’s one underlying theme in my wardrobe. I’m not always dressed “preppy” or always dressed “modern.” There’s no rhyme, no motif, no reason to what I wear.
So, in conclusion, I’m convinced I have no personal style. And I don’t mind that at all. Maybe the lack of consistency in my wardrobe preventing me from getting that sales associates job a while ago, but I really love the idea of embarking on each day with a new style.
DRESS * (similar): Nordstrom Rack
SHOES * (similar): Kelly & Katie
SUNGLASSES (similar): New York & Company
How would you describe your personal style? Do you have one?
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