I've read quite a few fashion blog posts recently about the signature look. I've been thinking a lot about my own lately because I feel like I don't fall one way or another with my style. I like a little bit of everything! I got a little overwhelmed between this realization and the thought that each person only had ONE signature look and that's all anyone is allowed through all four seasons. Well, that's just not the case. I live in all four seasons, so I am obviously not going to be wearing the same type of outfit throughout them all. Also, signature looks change from year to year. And it's perfectly okay. For fall/winter, I couldn't quite decide if I was more the sweater + jeans type or the dress + tights/leggings type. I think in years past, I was definitely more the sweater + jeans type. This year, I'm trying to incorporate more dresses + tights/leggings, but it wouldn't necessarily be the first outfit I think of in the morning if I have to get dressed in a hurry. So, for F/W '13, my signature look stands at sweater + jeans. In particular, I prefer more snug-fitting sweaters to the slouchy ones (I haven't found any I particularly like on me yet). My signature jeans are definitely skinny jeans. For shoes, I think I would grab flats, but boots are a very close second. It really depends on if there's snow on the ground or not! I also can't forget a super cute necklace (or scarf, but those usually end up coming off once I'm in my office).
I didn't realize this at the time, how one styles their hair/makeup also ties into the signature look. For me, I go super simple with my hair and makeup. I wear foundation (lately--BB cream!) and mascara. I throw on chapstick. I wear my hair down if it's behaving and in a ponytail or side braid if I'm not pleased with it (which is usually). It's really not that memorable, but I'm the most comfortable like this.
I'm entering ModCloth's Snapsnot-to-Studio contest; the winner receives a $500 gift certificate and a trip to visit ModCloth and have a photoshoot done! It would be a dream to win. I'm really enjoying the questions they ask in the entry, such as one about my signature look and my various style inspirations. I hope to do a post soon about my various inspirations. It'd be fun to look back at them in future years.
Sweater: J.Crew Factory | Camisole: Forever 21 | Skinny jeans: American Eagle Outfitters | Retro Brunch Necklace: ModCloth | Sparkly flats (old): Charlotte Russe
Sweater (old): Forever 21 | Skinny jeans: Forever 21 | Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasin via Nordstrom Rack | Fashionably Ornate Necklace: ModCloth | Earrings: Forever 21