2014 was a year of experimenting and having fun with fashion. I had a great time reminiscing on my year of looks and picking my favorites for this "Best of" Sartorial Medley post!
Sometimes I find it a little hard to describe my style which, as a style blogger, is probably not the best thing. I have really developed a love of trying new things that are out of my comfort zone, so I feel like this hinders my ability to truly define my style. I do know that I love more casual looks with color, embellishments, and feminine details. I adore great prints, statement necklaces, and fit and flare silhouettes. All of these things remain a constant, even when testing out new looks and trends.
Outside My Comfort Zone
Just a few of the different looks I tried this year involved bodycon dresses, shorts, colored ankle pants, and pattern-mixing. I was very intimidated by all of these things, but ended up loving the finished looks! It made me look at my body in a new and refreshing way and pushed me far enough out of my comforting little clothes bubble to get more creative with my outfits and try even more that I didn't think I could pull off.
A couple summers ago, I only had a black maxi I wore with cardigans in various hues. This summer, inspired by my spring find in a JLo maxi dress (the middle look), I went crazy for printed maxis in bright hues! I love the combination of colors and the princessy swoosh of fabric that comes with a maxi. Plus, they are easy to throw on and looked polished with minimal effort.
No matter the look I am going for, color and print are important components of my look. I embraced so many prints this year in a variety of patterns and colors. Throughout the year, I feel like I made bolder and bolder statements using print in clothing and accessories. I look forward to celebrating even more distinctive graphics this year as well!
Whether I was trying to look like a bad-ass lady or a conservative lady, I fully embraced my curves and ladylike pieces in my clothing options. Bodycon dresses, tulle skirts, pencil skirts, peplums and lace, and belts to give a more hourglass figure all lent themselves as feminine touches that I prefer in my sartorial adventures.
My Favorite Look of 2014:
This velvet wrap dress from Kiyonna wins as my favorite look of 2014. While it doesn't contain the bright colors and prints that I have gone on about in this post, it does have a fabulous femininity and glamorous sex appeal that made me feel amazing while wearing it!
I would love to see your own favorite look from 2014 or hear about the elements you love to include in your perfect outfit! If you'd like to share your look, here is some information on Sartorial Medley and how to participate:
It is time again for Sartorial Medley, a monthly themed fashion post hosted by myself and Aislynn of Aislynn's World. (Did you miss the previous posts? Check them out!) We welcome participation from anyone, regardless of your dress size. Email me your photo and link to your blog post - diva (at) divinemrsdiva (dot) com.
To participate, even if you don't have a blog, just Tweet/Instagram/Pinterest/etc. your photo with #SartorialMedley to be featured in the blog post. We can't wait to see you rocking your outfits! (Follow me on Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @DivineMrsDiva.)
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