What are your 30's for ?

Updated on May 06, 2010
vintage skirt - Aldo shoes - vintage belt
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VintageMarie 's Thoughts:

I came across an article in the Vogue May 2010 issue about age, fashion and experimenting and it stroked a familiar note. The writer wonders about her clothing choices now that she is about to change decade. She writes : “the closer I get to turning 30, the more I feel I need less – less decoration, less variety of color and print, less stuff to distract me from what I can (finally) call my style.” I could recall turning 30 and how I re-evaluated my wardrobe options. I was suddenly more attracted to knee-length skirts and more tailored clothes. The shirts and pants once reserved for work began to mix with my weekend clothes as I found the elegance and the cut more interesting. I needed less because I knew more who I was.

The Vogue writer also wonders: “Isn’t it time I leave all that experimentation behind and join the ranks of women whose wardrobes are so consistently to-the-point that getting dressed happens as easily as breathing” Did I stop experimenting? The answer is no. Do I want a wardrobe full of “consistent” clothes? The answer is again no. For people like us Chictopians who express who we are and how we feel through our clothes, experimenting is what keeps us alive. We will always be looking for the next best thing. It’s not a question of age, it’s a question of personality.

So what did I learn from the last 10 years? I learned to let go of the clothes I wished so badly would fit me but didn’t. It could be because of the style, the cut, my height or my weight. Believe me, I was mourning but once I got over the fact that the skinny jeans were not for me, I realized that there were pants as stylish. It is still hard sometimes to put back on the rack a beautiful skirt because it is way too short even if I saw a girl in it that rocked it. It’s about accepting who I am even if sometimes I would love to be someone else even if it’s just by wearing their clothes.

My advice : keep experimenting, have fun with it and limit the faux-pas by sticking to the clothes that has the best cut for you. We are all looking for our style as a metaphor of who we are, we would all love to know right now to avoid all the mistakes but the style is an ongoing process so is our life journey.

(Reference: Jane Herman’s article Minimal Returns, Vogue May 2010)

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Comments (37)

Farmgirlwrites
Farmgirlwrites on February 19
I LOVE the shoes! <3
modgeisha
modgeisha on September 12
wow great post! you look so classy and you totally scream confident woman!
VintageMarie
VintageMarie on September 12
Thank you so much!
l0vefool
l0vefool on July 01
i just love everything here!
daisymay
daisymay on June 27
Great skirt, very chic
LALALALAYO
LALALALAYO on June 02
hot
twilajean
twilajean on May 27
Amazing. I love the simple beauty here.
MeganIvey
MeganIvey on May 23
Love the blue!
shoegirlath
shoegirlath on May 18
What a nice belt!!!
Sinndj
Sinndj on May 13
love the belt!!!!!!!
Missadorable
Missadorable on May 11
pretty sexy!
gangsterpixie
gangsterpixie on May 10
very cute! I love it!
urbanoutfitters88
urbanoutfitters88 on May 09
haha. great skirt!
missmarigold
missmarigold on May 08
Love the outfit!
GatsbysCloset
GatsbysCloset on May 08
I love the combo of the green skirt & blue accesories!
BarredStyle
BarredStyle on May 08
I love the colors with the belt, they tie in perfectly, especially how u matched them with the heels
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 07
love the blue accents!
camilleduquez
camilleduquez on May 07
ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on May 07
awesome vintage vibe and color pop, here! and love your post, too..i couldn't agree more. without experimentation, fashion wouldn't exist and we'd all be subscribing to the same definition of beauty. <3
WondeRfully_mAde
WondeRfully_mAde on May 07
Love this look!!.And I love "I need less because I know more who I am"...Awesome!!
benzerj
benzerj on May 07
i love the colors here! everything really works and comes out perfectly.
shoppher
shoppher on May 07
I LOVE the blue belt and shoes with that green skirt.
fashionluvr
fashionluvr on May 07
Cute. I love the blues
LucidNewYork
LucidNewYork on May 07
thanks for your comment! Love your outfit! I'd never say these colors go together but you pulled them off nicely!
patriss
patriss on May 07
love the outfit the shoes skirt and belt are amazing and look great put together...chic
PSYCHO4FUNK
PSYCHO4FUNK on May 07
foxy lady!!
kellyshoestrings
kellyshoestrings on May 06
great skirt and love that your shoes and belt match!!!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on May 06
that's so retro chic, girl!! perfect green skirt and those shoes and belt are soo cute too! very chic mix <3
cayeconcepcion
cayeconcepcion on May 06
i love the green and blue!!
mangoesfromaustralia
This looks great! I love the color combination and that belt!
LauraGregorio
LauraGregorio on May 06
love the colors :)
Tansea
Tansea on May 06
Never, ever stop experimenting! Dressing is life, eating is life, creating is life. Without creation, what is the point. And in my less then humble opinion, you know what makes your outfits swing? That smile of yours; half smirk, with a touch of sparkle.
Tansea
Tansea on May 07
Oh, alright....coy smile.
VintageMarie
VintageMarie on May 07
A smirk ?! :) What about coy smile ?
Fabulous_Kath
Fabulous_Kath on May 06
im loving the skirt dear... and the belt is adorable...
megan_tme
megan_tme on May 06
Hot, just hot! The belt is to die for. Love your post, very inspiring. I agree, especially about the mistakes!
VintageMarie
VintageMarie on May 06
Thank you so much for reading my post. It means a lot to me !
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
This is so nicely put together, balanced and clean :) CHIC!
Laura86
Laura86 on May 06
love your outfit! the mix of colors is amazing!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on May 06
cute ;D
appletwo
appletwo on May 06
i love this!
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