Thursday, August 7, 2008

Schizophrenic sense of style

Women that are my age (46....so anywhere in that generation), do you find that your sense of style is a little schizophrenic?  What I mean is do you have preferences that draw from many different interests or influences? Do you even have influences at this time in your life?

 

I have noticed that my style has increasingly become preppy/hippy/outdoorsy/shabby chic.  What the hell does that mean? My taste in clothes run from LL Bean preppy (which I have been since the 70's - just ask Devonshire Design) to hippy chic.  My jewelry is either as classic as classic can be (pearls - I love them) to tibetan silver, while my clothing is a cross between LL Bean and the Sundance Catalog (body by Spaghetti precludes Vicky's these days).  My home is decidedly eclectic.  I guess I wonder how some folks fall under the decorating by major chain (Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, et. al) and some fall into the accumulated along the way.  Is it generational or is it state of mind? What do you think?

4 comments:

suburban prep said...

I agree with you. I will be 45 next month. While I think I dress preppy-conservative there is a sort of wild child in me at times.

NJDecorator said...

I swing between comfortable casual and tarty date night. My closet is scary schizophernic. But I do admire you for your ability to make a outfit look complete - belt, jewelry, etc.

noble pig said...

It's definitely a state of mind. As we change so does our sense of style. And it depends on life's circumstances. Thought provoking.

Cindy said...

We're the same age, and it sounds like about the same style much of the time.

I think it's because we've been around so long that we just have a very vast array of styles from which to choose. :)