Summer 2016 is donzo and while Instagram mourns the end of festival season I'm chill AF about it.
The past few months have been a hot, slow slog towards enlightened self awareness. I don't know what's been going on in your universe but I am officially exhausted from over thinking my purpose and ready to get on with the next transit of my life.
Girl, I know you feel the same way. We all do.
Over the past few months, the energetic approach of today's (Wednesday, August 24, 2016) power punch Mars conjunct Saturn transit forced us to confront what we really want out of life and kicked us in the pants to craft an action plan.
That sounds productive, yes?
In real time, this energy has erupted our sense of security with upsets, chaos and hella emotional upheaval. However painful, the process holds a mirror in the face of our outdated stories and the areas of our lives that simply don't inspire joy.
That's Saturn for you - a real ball buster.
Don't fret, I won't burden you with a deep tale of existential crisis. My monumental A-HA was hanging in my tiny closet.
In July I started How to Cement Your Personal Style, a two part (and counting) interactive Pinterest activity that explores 9 primary Style Archetypes: Classically Chic, Edgy, Editorial Eclectic, Minimalist, Free Spirit, Americana, Full On Glam and Athleisure.
For weeks I poured over fashion bloggers and street style shots and categorized hundreds of looks, paying close attention to what images excited me and which fell flat.
I write about fashion and I only wear 35.7 painstakingly selected garments per season, so naturally I assumed I was in touch with my personal style: Classically Chic for work and Editorial Eclectic + Athlesuire for weekend.
Classically Chic by Day
Weekend Eclectic with a Side of Athleisure
My weekend Eclectic meets Athleisure aspirations are solid but I do need to up my sneaker and textured overcoat game. Overall though, this look is still me. I like it. It vibes.
But Classically Chic? Not so much. I never wear the business garments I've kept in my capsule. Pencil skirts, blazers, blouses and killer heels simply don't serve me anymore. Instead, they reflect a bygone era before children when I was career obsessed and hell bent on dressing exactly like my boss.
So what do I actually wear? A rotating mix of fluid, soft fabrics with stretch, paired with flat sandals, a novelty tank or slouchy top and piled on accessories.
The realization I'd gone boho completely contradicts an image (and ambition) I was clinging to yet had long since outgrown.
You do not attend an executive level meeting in flat shoes, distressed denim and a gauzy t-shirt.
That's what you wear when you write about fashion, chase your children, practice yoga and work from home helping small businesses build a brand identity.
Hypothetically speaking, of course.
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