New Year’s Staples

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I know it’s a little late, but now that 2018 has come to an end, I am trying to reflect upon my past year, accomplishments, and mistakes.  As a twelve-year-old, I struggle to find the confidence to be my true self.  There were times when my lack of confidence made dressing the way I want to a challenge.  There are far too many stereotypes of how girls my age should dress.  Unfortunately, this is a time where we all feel that we have to conform to these stereotypes.

Over the course of 2018, I switched schools, started a healthier lifestyle, which included exercising and eating better, and developed a skincare regimen.  Some events were more life-changing than others. Switching schools, for instance, was really difficult; while doing a face mask every week wasn’t that drastic of a change. Overall, though, 2018 caused me to have a revelation: That I had to change in order for my life to change.  However, I don’t want to get into my deep philosophical principles, so let’s just get to the clothes.  Sound good?

I’ve decided that I want to have a simple and minimalist style.  Moreover, one that is trendy, but not extravagant.  Heres a quick list on how I changed my style in consecutive order:

  1. Preliminary Research- I began by researching styles I wanted and brands that fit my fashion criteria.
  2. Buy Some Clothes- This one is pretty obvious.  It’s also the most fun step.
  3. Purge the Closet- I found that getting rid of clothes that I no longer had a use for really helped me have a clear plan for my style.  Not only did it make room for new clothes, but it also was a potential way to make money!  I am planning on selling my clothes at a teen consignment shop called Plato’s Closet.
  4. Wear Them- Haha.

Here is one of my new outfits…

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It’s classic, while still incorporating some of today’s trends.  I found it quite interesting to style these wide leg jeans, since they aren’t your typical skinny jean; however, the wide leg added a lot of interest to the outfit.  The striped button-up shirt paired really well with the jeans!  I was originally not sure if they would work together, since they were both looser items.  So, I tucked in the shirt and left the top button unbuttoned to make it more SCANDALOUS.  Just kidding, but I do think it made the outfit a bit more feminine.  Additionally, this pink sweater was a great “pop of color” and it kept me warm.  Finally, I wore some white Chuck Taylors.  They went well with the overall color scheme of the outfit and I mean c’mon, they’re Chucks.

WHERE I BOUGHT MY CLOTHES:

Top: Nordstrom

Jeans: Nordstrom

Sweater: Zara

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Well, that’s it for now.

XOXO,

Olivia.

P.S.- Here’s a nice picture of me standing in front of a red Ford, lol.

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