The NOT-MY-STYLE List inspired by Into-Mind — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I was inspired by Into-Mind to write out everything that I don't consider to be my style. I really like this exercise because it's a fun, alternative way to define your style. If you have a hard time figuring out what exactly you do like, think about what you don't instead. If you're anything like me, you're probably quite opinionated about the things you don't like.

Even though you likely won't find me wearing any of these anytime soon (never say never!), I'm open to reconsidering some of these if you want to try changing my mind and share amazing examples of how they are worn well. ;)


  • Neon
  • Off-the-shoulder
  • Cold shoulder (shoulder cut-outs)
  • Bodycon
  • Halter tops
  • Flare denim
  • Culottes
  • Stilettos (4" or higher)
  • Extreme crop tops
  • Overalls
  • Sheer
  • Acid wash
  • Extremely destroyed denim
  • Open back
  • Ruched sides on tops/skirts/dresses
  • Chevron
  • Houndstooth
  • Large or lots of buckles on boots
  • Large waist belts (for now...)
  • Empire waists
  • Dropped waists
  • Cap sleeves
  • Large peasant sleeves
  • Most bohemian elements (i.e. long and flow-y tops/dresses)
  • Berets
  • Sandals with thong straps
  • Really intricate/busy patterns
  • Fringe
  • Tassels
  • Long-sleeved bell sleeves
  • Cut-off denim shorts with pockets showing
  • Giant chain statement necklaces
  • Extreme high-low hems
  • Very short shorts or Bermuda shorts
  • Hobo bags
  • Tunics
  • Turtlenecks/cowl necks
  • Dropped shoulders (especially if the garment is striped)
  • Midi skirts
  • d'Orsay flats (tried two pairs already)
  • Moccasins
  • Warm-weather scarves
  • Mules
  • Bracelets/watches/rings
  • Jumpsuits/rompers

It's pretty obvious that I haven't been into too many of the recent trends, haha! What do you think? Have you ever tried writing a NOT-MY-STYLE list? Is anything on here also on your NOT-MY-STYLE list?