STYLED BY………. AMANDA

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Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.

This month Amanda tells her style story!

Styled by………Amanda!

When I think back, I wore an absolute mother-mixed-up-style, which may be understood as how I wore what my mother picked up for me, which didn’t have a very defined nor clear style, nor cohesion at all. Instead, the clothing I wore when I was 14 had to endure many different activities: school, after school trainings, starting a bit of social life and events (weddings, baptisms, friends’ birthday’s parties…) so, when the event was formal I would be dressed as a super cute girl and, instead, when I went to the sports trainings in the evenings, everything would be super baggy and boyish. It was an absolute mess! Though time I think I’ve got to develop my own, balanced style.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaAlthough I may be one of the most organized person you’d ever meet, it’s still a real struggle for me to put some order into anything related to define myself, tell others what I do or even describe my style. So, let’s start at the beginning: I am simply a 23year-old woman about to end her degree in Architecture, Design and & Urban Planning who was born and raised in a medium-sized city near the Mediterranean Sea called Valencia (which is the third biggest city in Spain).
I think my style goes along pretty well with what I’m studying: I have total predilection for minimal pieces, which I always put together playing with volumes, textures and complementing shapes.Styled By.....AmandaI spend long hours at the Architecture School doing team presentations and tasks, so my outfits not only have to be chic and neat according to what’s expected from a young architect to look like: everything I wear has to be comfortable and endure the different situations I must go through the day until I arrive home pretty late at night. I would say my style is quite classy and timeless, but I also like to add pieces and details that fit my yet young age and endless vitality I have, specially when it’s about running from point A to point B in just a couple of hours.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI wouldn’t say my style had a clear starting point, but it went through a significant push when I first started writing Something Fashion. I’ve been always encouraged to dress accordingly to every situation and event at home, and since a very young age. But, since Something Fashion meant not only my definitive immersion to the world of fashion, but also my growth from teenage to young adult; having my own fashion blog translated into more experimentation and freedom to develop my personal style, always keeping in mind those basics I would’ve heard from my closest ones.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI don’t think I have a clear reference when it comes to clothing and putting together my daily outfits: I’m always looking at different sources not always directly related to fashion, but also architecture, product design, paintings, TV shows and many more. I’m influenced with clear lines, plain colours and basic patterns and everything that’s inherently beautiful. I think that’s the true amazing side of fashion: it draws from many different sources and is a faithful portrait of culture, history and society. For me, what’s most fascinating is that fashion has the power to help us exteriorize our best selves and tell the others who we really are without any word exchange in just an eye blink.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaThanks to Nancy for having me at Nancy’s Fashion Style and her section “Styled by”. It’s been a pleasure to meet such a charming lady who loves to share and inspire others through her daily outfits and sense of fashion.

Well, thank you for these kind words Amanda! It was a pleasure having you here. You can find Amanda’s blog here!

Do you also have a story to tell, and do you also have beautiful pictures of your style evolution? I, and many of my readers, want to read your story! I would love it if you can join the fun too! You can find all the info in the Styled by…..page or contact me via email.

 

 

 

 

Me in tulle skirt in STYLED BY..........

STYLED BY……..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? I am always curious about stories of people and, of course, especially when it comes to fashion and style. I hope you too will like it and also like to share your own story on my blog.

The series has started on December 6, 2016. Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email. Of course I can not stay behind and will also share with you my own style story.

STYLED BY…………NANCY

December 6 – STYLED BY……..JONATHAN

STYLED BY……..JONATHAN

January 3rd – STYLED BY………DEBBIE

STYLED BY……….DEBBIE

February 7th – STYLED BY………NICOLE

STYLED BY………NICOLE

March 7th – STYLED BY……….GREETJE

STYLED BY……….GREETJE

APRIL 4 – STYLED BY……..REMKE

STYLED BY……….REMKE

MAY 2 – STYLED BY……..CYNTHIA

STYLED BY……….REMKE

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Remke about her style!

Styled by…..Remke!

When Nancy asked me whether I was willing to write a blogpost on her website for the column “Styled by…” I was a little reluctant to accept, because I wasn’t sure: did I already have a clothing style of my own? Wasn’t it just a year ago that one day I decided to put all my men’s clothes in bags and have these donated to charity? I had, of course, already some women’s clothing hanging in my closet, because in the Netherlands we have this saying: do not throw away your old shoes before you buy new ones. But to say that I immediately had a vision on what would be my clothing style? Not really. That style still had to be developed.

In the months that followed, I slowly extended my ladies wardrobe (and sometimes not that slow). That track was obviously accompanied by trial and error, in other words, with some bad buys. But by doing so I gradually discovered what I liked, what I didn’t like, what is me and what isn’t me, and what colors suit me and what colors definitely do not suit me.Styled by........

Because you know, sometimes something can look nice on the hanger, but that does not mean that it also looks nice on me. For instance I like dresses a lot, but the shape of my male body often throws spanner in the works: I’m tall, slender, angular, broad-shouldered for a woman and unfortunately I miss waist. My body shape is best described as straight and then dresses look like bags without a shape. I realize though that everybody criticizes her or his own figure. Nevertheless I was able to buy a couple of dresses, which I think look nice on me. Styled by.........Styled by.........

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I also love to wear skirts: pencil skirts, short skirts, midi-skirts, A-line skirts, etc. I guess that this has something to do with the fact that wearing skirts and dresses for a “man” is not really done 😉 and that now I am trying to regain the time I have lost in the past years.Styled by.........Styled by.........Styled by.........

To further refine my clothing style I looked a lot at what other women were wearing and how they were combining, both in color and in terms of pieces of clothing. I learned a lot from just observing. And gradually my own clothing style emerged, which I would describe as feminine, smooth and casual.Styled by........Styled by.........And occasionally as neatly dressed, if circumstances require that.Styled by......... I want to make sure though that I do not dress like a teenager: I don’t want to get nominated for the tv program “Hotter than my daughter”. By the way, I have a 19 year old daughter, so I do have a good reference point. On the other hand, I will not hesitate to buy something I really like to wear and I think it is compatible to who I am and who I stand for. As an example, I got myself a very nice summery, short nail vest; you can see a little part of my belly, that’s true. There were people telling me that I am too old for something like that. Obviously I don’t agree.Styled by.........Is my style finished? No, of course not. Style is never finished and will aways evolve, parallel to the development of the person. I do know that there is still a bit of Remco inside of me and that my womanhood has not yet reached maturity. These changes will no doubt be visible in my clothing style. And last but not least, it’s inevitable that aging will have an impact on my choice of clothing and the style of my clothing and you know, that is fine. My motto: seize the day, despite the age you have 😉

 

Love, Remke

Fantastic Remke! It is so funny that you are, as a grown up woman, in your puberty of finding your style. But you know very well what suits you and what don’t! Thank you very much for telling us your style story!

Read more about Remke on her blog.

Do you also want to tell your style story? You can! Send your story with some nice pictures via email to  nancybaten@upcmail.nl and you will be in the spotlight! To the wonderful ladies who have promised me their story, can you please send it to me soon? Thank you!

SPAMMING NANCY’S FASHION STYLE

I ‘m going to spam Nancy’s Fashion Style today!

I thought I’d do it a bit different today! I’m going to spam my own blog today! To highlight what I do on Nancy’s Fashion Style. And to let you know where you can follow me. Go shame yourself if you don’t already do. It’s not that I’m gonna stalk you day and night!

What to do on Nancy’s Fashion Style.

Fancy Friday linkup party!

Every Friday I host the Fancy Friday linkup party. The linkup will start at midnight(CET) and even if you’re not a blogger you can join! Every week I feature the most viewed one and my favorite also on Pinterest. It is a fun way to get to know other bloggers and for other bloggers to get to know you! Read here how it works.logo site in Wishlist & Fancy Friday linkup Nancy's Fashion Style

Styled by….. series!

Every first Tuesday of the month someone tells about her or his style evolution. How long they have that style, what does it say about that person etc. If you have a style story to tell, read this page for more information. I would love to read all about your style!STYLED BY........ Nancy's Fashion Style

The Bad Buy Book!

Every fifteenth of the month Shelbee and I host The Bad Buy Book. Here we want you to show your worst purchases and explain why it was such a bad bargain. Tomorrow we kick of the first theme: Sitting Shoes! Don’t mis it! You will find more information here. The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

Here is where you can follow Nancy’s Fashion Style!

I would quite like it if you could follow me here. So you never miss something fun from Nancy’s Fashion Style! Lol.

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Well, have fun  tomorrow at The Bad Buy Book and I hope to see you all Friday at Fancy Friday linkup party! Cheers!

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STYLED BY……….GREETJE

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Greetje about her style!

Styled by………Greetje

My style has changed the most since I started blogging 4 years ago.

My love for adorning myself from head to toe started early. Everything from earrings to shoes, from dresses to jeans, can count on my undivided attention since childhood. Even when I was 12 years old, staying with my aunt Nel for a short holiday, I loved clothes. Must have, as my aunt asked my mother: “What is the matter with that girl? She changes clothes three times a day!”

My parents didn’t have much money so growing up my wardrobe was small. Perhaps that is the reason for my regularly (over) spending on clothes and such? Or perhaps it is just me. Don’t know.

Now that I am 62, having worked full time my whole life, I have a comfortable salary and I can indulge in my hobby. Any purchase mistakes or stuff that I am bored with, is for my friends. I never sell anything as I am afraid I might be jinxed (“You have so much and instead of sharing your wealth you want more money? Thunder and lightning!!” – that kind of thing.)

Let me show you a few photos of the past 4 years to demonstrate the change in my style.

This was my New Year’s outfit in 2012. Beautiful stuff but not very adventurous.

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November 2012.

Right… I could have done so much better. I just liked those shiny colours and the silk so much.Styled by.....

 

April 2013

Moving on. Getting a bit more adventurous. But not much. Discovering skinny jeans… Yes, my hair was still brown back then.Styled by.....

April 2013

This Acne tunic was out of my comfort zone: big and boxy, but I still love it.

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February 2015

One of my favourite outfits: jeans (I love skinny jeans) with a surprise element (golden boots) and a classic jacket for a nice juxtaposition.

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February 2015

For a long time I had embraced the skinnies and avoided the skirts and dresses. As I had no idea how to style dresses in a contemporary way. One of my friends pointed this out and I tried harder. This is my first attempt.Styled by......

June 2015.

A dress which I would never have tried before as I would have been too scared about showing stomach etc etc. Surprise! It looked good on me.

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October 2015

Flared jeans on an inverted triangle figure… difficult. I thought. But with a fitted jacket I could balance my broad shoulders and hide my small hips and bum.Styled by....

February 2016.

Getting bolder all the time. This jeans dress can be worn with my golden flat boots and a studded belt. Or with these faux leather leggings and high heels.

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June 2016.

Boyfriend jeans. No defined waist. Looking like Charlie Chaplin my husband said. And yet… I think it is fun (he liked it too surprisingly).

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September 2016

This tunic/dress was in my wardrobe for many years. Never really knew how to style it as it was too short to wear as a dress. Pencil skirt underneath it, belt to bookend the skirt and bingo.

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November 2016.

A lavender dress with bold print tights and short boots. That is where I am today.

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Thank you very much Greetje for this wonderful fashion show! Hasn’t she got some killer legs!

You can find Greetjes blog here: No Fear of Fashion

STYLED BY……….NICOLE!

 

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Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Nicole about her style!

Styled by….Nicole!

Personal style is not a constant and is not something that you are given in the gens. Personal style is an active process, i.e. every woman of any age can develop personal style. All she must do is to take control of what she wears. This means she must liberate herself from superimposed perceptions of society, peers, family, friends, newspapers, and most importantly the fashion industry. Developing personal style is work under progress. Having great personal style is a life long journey of picking the items that are right for you and so you. In this sense, personal style is about knowing how to turn fashion into style.

Personal style reflects who you are and who you have become.  As your life changes, what is right for you or so you will change as well. However, in personal style, two things stay constant, namely that you wear what feels right for the life you live and that you feel right about it. Personal style means that you will permanently make changes – call it updates or upgrades –  as you change your lifestyle.lederhosen in styled by......

The constants in my personal style are a great love for black, red and pink, sleek outfits, embellishments around my ankles, as well as leather.  I loved my red lederhosen as they kept me out of trouble with my mother. One of the first style fights with my mother was about my wanting something in black when I was a toddler. Back in the 60s, black was not a color for a toddler. I love black so much that I even wanted to get married in a black fit-and-flare dress with a daisy head band. However, my husband had already his gray double breasted suit and thought the wedding photos would turn out to dark. Thus, I went for a red skirt suit and a black hat. What else, right? Personal style!edding dress styled by......

Once I was an adult, the shortest haircut was a bob. I always loved 3/4 sleeves, skirt hems around knee lengths, great shoes, scarves, abstract floral print on black background.

As an early teenager, I had a retro style phase followed by a Bohemian tribal phase. Around graduation from High School and in my early college years, I loved wearing “hand-me downs” or flea market finds. I had to save money for college. Once in college, I had to live on about 600 DM ($300) a month. My mom called my style “Lumpenlook” (shabby look), but it was grunge.styled by.......

My grunge phase transitioned to Rock’n Roll when my brother grew about a foot in a year, which brought his leather pants into my closet as a hand me down. The pants ended around my ankles and they became the featured body part. 50s style self-sewn skirts with T-shirt were my summer goto, while the leather pants were for rainy days and winter. After my BS, I got a job. Even though the payment was 360 DM at maximum per month, I now could afford cool pumps or booties from brands like Peter Kaiser, or Bally when they were on sale twice a year.denim dress in styled by.....

As a MS and PhD graduate student, my style developed towards what was called in West Germany the Banker Style – a young, cheap version of Euro Chic. Young women who wanted to look professional, but couldn’t fork over the money for high quality suits, blazers, pencil skirts, coats and bags, shopped for business-like clothes at H&M. We made our own necklaces. Faux pearl necklaces were a must-have. Denim and anything casual was reserved for the weekends, but statement pumps and a bold statement necklace were a must. Lust items were a swatch or Tissot watch. I never bought the former one. Of course, many of my fake suits were black. I worked an entire summer to earn the money for a black statement leather jacket.grunge style styled by.....

In the 90s, when working on my second PhD, my style turned to Euro Chic with a twist. Think Emmanuelle Alt and Ines de la Fressange with a bit Kate Moss thrown in. My closet blackened literally. Black became my “goto” neutral. Prints were reserved for silk scarves, silk bows, and some summer weekend and vacation dresses. A blazer, shirt with bow or scarf, dark jeans (midnight blue or black) plus pumps or blazer, sweater, necklace, dark jeans and pumps were my 90s uniform. In summer, I wore straight or pencil skirts with a silk sweater, scarf and pumps or a LBD on warm days, add a blazer for cool days. Lust items were a Festina or Movado watch. I never bought the latter one. 🙁

I date the start of my American Classic with a twist style back to 2000, when I spent my sabbatical at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. I fell in love with denim beyond the pair of black or midnight blue jeans. I added denim jackets to my wardrobe and wore them with my straight skirts or over my printed summer dresses.

My blazers went from having a solid color to herring bone, plaid or hounds tooth. I added gray, chocolate brown and blue plus the white button-down shirt to my wardrobe basics. While I didn’t wear boots since junior high, I now invested in a pair of riding boots to wear with a tweed skirt.outfit in styled by.....

What’s next? Short hair? Who knows? Style evolves with the changes in your life. What to wear depends on the dressing situation. I wrote an entire book about it – called How to Dress for Success in Midlife.

Thank you very much Nicole for your Style story! At Nicole’s blog you can find out how you can order her book! High Latitude Style