I sometimes feel that I keep buying the same clothes over and over again. Not exactly the same items, of course, but something very similar to what I already have.
That’s also what my husband always says when I show him something I’ve just bought: “don’t you already have something like that?”. Or, “it looks like you’ve had it forever”.
I don’t see it as a criticism, or a bad thing. Quite the contrary: it tells me that in his opinion the item in question looks good on me, and therefore belongs in my closet.
Besides, if other people can recognise certain recurring elements in my wardrobe, doesn’t that just mean that I have a recognisable signature style? And that’s not bad, is it?
Whenever I think about signature style, or always buying clothes that look similar, I think of my mother. Now, there was a woman with a signature style: simple, understated, yet always chic.
She never ventured far from her wardrobe staples: A-line (often pleated) skirts or streamlined, no-frills dresses (often in navy or beige). And just a few, very understated but carefully curated accessories, of course.
In a way, my late mother is my style icon, and I’ve often blogged about her style (see STYLE ICON, under categories, if you want to see these posts).
What made me think of her (besides the outfit I’m wearing here, that is) now? Well, maybe because Mother’s Day was just a couple of weeks ago, and my birthday is next month. And this birthday is significant, in a way: I will be older than my mother was when she passed away. That makes me think about what I want to do with the rest of my life…
poncho: Marja Kurki / top : Esprit / trousers: Repeat /
shoes: Marimekko (old) / bag: Furla (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old)
Do you think having a signature style is important?
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