February 24, 2011


i may have tweeted about this a few weeks ago, but it simply can't go un-posted.  

i've come to realize my winter wardrobe has taken a turn towards the shockingly uniform, something i always prided myself against. i used to believe i had tons of variety in my wardrobe -- different looks and pieces to mix together to create the most unique and stlyish outfits.  considering i still have all those pieces, i guess that's still true... but i've stopped wearing them.  literally everything i bought/wear this winter is shockingly similar!! what a waste.

life as a busy college student can be hectic, but i hate sacrificing style in the process.  my alternative has been wearing oversize sweaters and tees with leggings and skinny jeans, leather boots, tons of jewelry, and the occasional hat or printed scarf...  and as the winter months lag on, this "go-to" look has taken on a new meaning.  b-o-r-i-n-g.  i had this harsh realization while shopping at one of my most beloved stores: h & m.  feast your eyes -- this is what i grabbed: FIVE oversize sweaters and but one redemption-seeking skirt (which resembles one i already own; nevertheless i bought it. sigh).  how cruel i have been to my closet.

needless to say, my epiphany has gotten me even more excited about spring trends.  i've taken notice of a lot of new looks this season, especially since we are in the midst of fashion week everywhere. but one trend in particular has particularly caught my eye.  i can't get enough of the diffused pastels, messy hair, occasional pop of neon, and unabashed girliness shown in nylon's "love sick" feature in their february issue.  i'm drawn to this maybe because this look is the complete opposite of what i've been sporting all winter, yes, but also because the ultra-feminine, saccharine sweetness seen here is what truly lays at the core of my personal style.  no matter what the season, i'm always a fan of florals, pastels, shimmer, femininity, and soft structure.  what can i say? i have a type.

{ photos via nylon }

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