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16 September 2013

What About Personal Style?

Lizzy and I are both brunette. We're close in age, and have similar face structures, skin colors, and figures. She's two inches taller than me, but for the moment, let's ignore that. According to the typical magazine fashion advice column, we should probably wear similar colors and silhouettes, in order to best look 'fashionable' and 'enhance our natural beauty.'

However, we seem to have gone our own very different paths in collecting our wardrobe. We decided to make an experiment in dressing up the other one in a signature outfit of the other's for the fun of it, to see what it felt like to be in costume.

I chose to make Lizzy wear my favorite purple jeans over turquoise tights, red flats, and a pink t-shirt under my multi-colored dress. She said she felt like a clown. But if you've been reading for any length of time, you know that this outfit is one I'd wear with love and joy!



She tortured me. She didn't take it easy on me at all. My outfit was this funny brown lacy tunic and a HUGE belt and HUGE boots. I'm generally okay with experimenting with different styles, but I felt like a hobbit. Lizzy said I looked just like a 'wood elf' which is the look she generally goes for. I'm still thinking hobbit.


The lesson here is that you might still look good wearing something that's totally not your style....but if you still don't like it, don't feel obligated to wear it longer than it takes to snap a couple of silly pictures.

Do you like to try different styles, or do you stick to what you already know you love?

26 comments :

  1. Wow! It is weird to see you two wearing each others styles! Really odd. Tee hee. I'd wear both of these!

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  2. haha! great idea to switch styles..even if it was only for a minute!

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  3. ha - first of all, great idea to switch it up a bit and try different styles. second of all, it seriously doesn't look as bad as your face says it does. lol

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  4. I totally agree - hobit it is! =) Does that mean it's time for second breakfast?

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  5. This is a fun post! You definitely have very different styles. I like to try new things once in a while to see if I actually would like it. Sometimes it takes a chance wearing something to see if I like it or not. But if I don't like it, I don't wear it. Feeling good and liking your clothes are the best way to look great!

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  6. This is a fun post! You definitely have very different styles. I like to try new things once in a while to see if I actually would like it. Sometimes it takes a chance wearing something to see if I like it or not. But if I don't like it, I don't wear it. Feeling good and liking your clothes are the best way to look great!

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  7. This is a great message!!! I love that, Rachel. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. i actually LOVE that outfit on you!

    hope you're having a happy day.

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  9. It's so funny how those outfits don't look quite "right" when switched!! Both are cute, though. ;)

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  10. What a fun thing to do, I should try it with my sister! (who is also taller than me now...) So funny - I thought wood elf too!

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  11. hahah yours is definitely giving me a hobbit vibe too. isn't it funny that some looks just aren't right. like your hobbit outfit would just look plain cute on her, but on you it's just...interesting. what a neat post!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  12. How fun that the two of you switched outfits! I completely agree with you that it doesn't matter if something looks good on your or is "stylish" - it needs to be YOU for you to like wearing it!

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  13. The outfit you chose for her is so YOU!

    I wear stuff that makes me feel good. As long as I'm happy in it that's all that matters!

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  14. Awesome post...and i love that first outfit!!! :)

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  15. Haha, I'm loving the hobbit look! It actually looks like something I would wear! I love both outfits, and I love how you both decided to showcase your own personal styles.

    ~Vicki
    Decked Out in Ruffles

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  16. Ha! I wish I had a sister to do this with!

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  17. ha ha! That totally made me laugh because I just watched the Hobbit and you do have a bit of Hobbitesque style going on here.

    I'd do this with my sister but she loves it when I dress her.

    You can really tell that neither one of you feel comfortable.

    I *try* to mix up and challenge myself on what I wear, but I've done that since I was basically 15. I think sometimes it is good to try new things because you never know...you just might like it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  18. I loooove your wood elf style! I think you can rock it!

    My sisters and I have pretty similar styles. Though if my younger sister dressed me, I'd probably be too "hipster" for my liking.

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  19. haha, you look so unhappy in that picture! It's fun to switch wardrobes like that!

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  20. My sister and I sometimes play the dress the other person game when we go shopping.

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  21. Fun post! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

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  22. lol cute post, sounds like fun so true you have a point one thing that works for one may not work for the other.

    Dee
    Ms Dee Kay

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  24. hahaha. This one always makes me laugh.

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  25. I have to admit, I think I'm closer to Lizzy's style than yours. But both outfits are totally cute! And I totally see the Hobbit resemblance, but I think it's cute! This is such a fun experiment. I wish I had a sister to try it with. I should have done something like this with my college roommates.

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