It’s interesting to think about what you wear consistently and why. Is there something about the way that it makes you feel? And what does that say about you?
Sometimes these patterns in the way we dress are called signatures. I think that, in some ways, they’re the truest expression of how we like to feel about ourselves. They’re the things we turn to again and again.
One of my signatures is definitely the silk scarf. I have a big collection and, weather permitting, I wear them instead of jewelry most of the time. I like that they’re a classic item that not many younger women wear. I like that they’re colorful and have some amazing prints, so they’re easy to mix into a simple outfit. And I like that they draw attention to the face.
But most of all, I like that they make me feel classic.
If you’ve never thought about it, take some time to notice how you dress for the next week or so. What do you gravitate towards most often? What things do you like to wear? Do you do a little something that makes you feel unique?
Let’s hear from Caitlin:
“One of my style signatures is my hair. I am a hair chameleon! I love to have different hair styles and mix it up often. My hair grows quickly, so I can cut it without waiting a long time for it to grow out. Because of this, I feel like I can make crazy choices and know it won’t last forever. I’m drawn to this idea of hair as an accessory, just like you might be drawn to wearing vintage brooches.
Of course, I feel like I have other style signatures such as my love for stripes. I have to hold myself back from making impulse purchases just because stripes are involved.”
(This picture is from our Quilt Market set up, when Caitlin was sticking random things on her head. She doesn’t usually have random veils on her head.)