I probably found Amy K.’s blog through The Mothership. I immediately became a follower when I saw how creatively she puts outfits together with a mix of Anthro, J Crew, Forever 21, Etsy and others. Y’know, if you’ve ever been a regular part of any online forums, you usually first introduce yourself and are greeted in return. That kicks things off and as you stay and post, you make online friends. Like a normal person, right? In the case of Amy K’s blog, whenever I see a new post, I click away to see what she’s come up with. And then I rarely comment. Why? Because I’m too busy bookmarking it as inspiration. Consider me a speechless fan.
1) Amy K (oh that still sounds weird)…how would you describe your personal style?
Uh, confused? Hahahaha… I actually don’t really know what my personal style is — I tend to like elements of every “style niche” (bohemian, preppy, rock and roll, hip hop, etc) and incorporate those things into my wardrobe. I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing, but it certainly gives my outfits some extra AmyK-ness (and makes my closet look like it’s having an identity crisis). But I do like to think that my personal style is prep-girly with a rock-n-roll edge as a homage to my youthful grunge-loving days. Others can be the judge of whether or not I actually achieve that effect, haha!
2) Are you where you want to be with your personal style? If not, in what direction would you like to go?
I don’t think I’m where I want to be with my personal style just because I’m still not very confident about it all. I know I love shopping and I love clothing and I love fashion, but I’m still everywhere with it and have no real focus. Someday, I’d like to be able to just calmer about the whole style process. I definitely don’t want to become boxed in by any one style niche, but it would be nice to have more “Yes, this is me” days rather than the prevailing “Maybe this works?” days. Blogging definitely helps for me to see what pieces and looks I tend to gravitate towards.
I love this outfit on Amy K. Casual yet very chic.
3) What top items to you feel are essential to almost every woman’s closet, regardless of personal style?
A great pair of jeans, hands down. I cannot think of something more wonderful than finding the perfect pair of jeans – ones that highlight the best features on your body, hide the ones you aren’t particularly proud of, and just makes you feel all-around awesome without looking like you put way too much effort into looking awesome. Jeans are so everyday, low key, and effortless, yet a woman in a great fitting pair will look absolutely stunning.
4) Tell us about one of your most memorable outfits & where you wore it if that was an important part of it.
One of my most memorable outfits wasn’t even created to be memorable, and I actually did post on it. It was an outfit I wore on a Friday last year that paired a great goldenrod-colored peplum skirt with a bold black-and-white chrysanthemum-print cardigan, all tied together with a neon orange belt. I know it sounds nutty, but it worked. I met up with a friend for a spontaneous tapioca tea outing and he spotted me out of a sea of people because of “that skirt.” To this day, he remembers that whole ensemble as “the tea outfit.”
And for the record, that is the very same friend who is now Boyfriend. My, how times have changed!
5) What can fashion do for you?
Fashion can help you laugh at yourself. Over the years, I’ve assumed many identities that I love to look back on and laugh at: awkward insecure girl, angsty gothic teenager, confused young adult, apathetic university student, and now, me. Whenever I feel like I’m stuck in a rut, or am feeling less than confident about my personal growth, I just look back on old pictures and laugh about what I used to wear and where I used to be. Those photos are reminders of how far I’ve come. Also, it reminds me that I shouldn’t take myself too seriously because life’s trials, just like fashion trends, come and go, and we always, always are able to move on in the end.
Thanks again, Amy K!
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