I see a lot of talk in the internet land about people's 'baby bat' years, or how they came into their particular style and it got me thinking about my own style evolution. I wasn't born a bat (darn it!), so thus I never identified with the baby bats years. *insert humor*. I understand internet terminology a little better now than I did a few years, but I still 'don't get it', in other words: who cares (about the labels).
middle picture : high school
I personally love old photos of people and where they were, what they were doing and who with, it's also fun to see their style at that period in time. It's all part of life, evolving and thus fashion generally is a part of it! I know I get a good chuckle out of my old photos and it also brings back a lot of great memories.
I did some weird things to my hair; like turning it four different colors on accident, shaving it myself : badly, wearing some odd fake hair combination. I also experimented with red/silver eye makeup which made me look possessed, waxed off part of my eyebrow, wore too much glitter.....all over me, etc. I'm actually laughing out loud, because I'm not ashamed, it's all apart of the girl you see today.
I used to put rules on myself like; I'm never going to wear low boots with a mini skirt (haha, broke that), I hate pointy shoes (I love those pointy witchy boots!), I won't wear flat shoes to the club ("yeah right", say the old lady knees), I'm always going to wear a collar as my neck is weird (I next to never wear one any more). My tastes changed, my lifestyle needs changed and I evolved.
But some things may never change, I still love; platforms, stripey tights, hair wraps, shiny accessories, patterned bottoms, leggings, buckle boots, etc. I will always have a soft spot for certain things, even though I may not currently wear particular styles.
I'm not trying to be a preachy jerk face, I'm just saying that it's okay to evolve, it's okay to have those "OMG what was I wearing photos". It's all a part of you and your life, enjoy yourself. :)
Have you experimented in your style evolution?
Thanks for reading!