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!
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.
This Acne tunic was out of my comfort zone: big and boxy, but I still love it.
One of my favourite outfits: jeans (I love skinny jeans) with a surprise element (golden boots) and a classic jacket for a nice juxtaposition.
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.
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.
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.
Boyfriend jeans. No defined waist. Looking like Charlie Chaplin my husband said. And yet… I think it is fun (he liked it too surprisingly).
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.
A lavender dress with bold print tights and short boots. That is where I am today.
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