Schoolboy


Sometimes it can be very nice to dress like a little schoolboy. A big part of finding true style is finding looks that go with your personality, your figure and your look. The most stylish girls I know are girls that have a real "look". Hair, make up, facial features, outfit: once it clicks, you know. You'll feel like you found yourself, and people will turn their heads if you walk by because you'll look like some enigmatic movie character. 
Now, I'm not pretending I've found my style, but I do know what sort of looks work for me, and how I should wear a certain outfit. Maybe I just overthink things, but when I grab this short shirtdress, I immediately go for a boyish/college/all American look with windswept hair, oxford boots and a loose sweater to create that look. Fresh faced make up with a tiny bit of lipgloss and some mascara: hair and make up should look like you've been taking a walk with your hair blowing in the wind. Because I have skinny legs and not that much hip- or boobage, an androgynous look works for me. What also works: innocent, young, girly looks. These are the type of looks that I feel "work" on me, and the looks that make me feel like I look good. If I have to pick an era, it would be the sixties.
But I also know what sort of looks aren't my thing: hard, fierce looks, lots of leather, eighties inspirations, anything edgy-sexy. I might be able to pull these off based on my figure, but it just doesn't match my personality and I would feel awkward wearing them.
Do you have a clear image in your mind with regards to what "works" for you? Do you have a look you strive for?



shirtdress, sweater: Pimkie
tights: Zara
boots: ASOS


PS: I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going for slightly shorter than my hair is now, that way I can go a while without a new haircut (I'm really lazy and cheap). And I'm getting OMBRE done!!!!!!! I'm super excited. Wish me luck!


PPS: did you take part in the ASOS contest? Ends tomorrow at noon! Here are some of my picks:

How awesome would it be if I'd win? Ha!

32 comments

  1. Annebeth, deze outfit vind ik echt de MAX! Heel eenvoudig maar dan dat rood: vlam! Staat je echt mooi!

    Ondertussen begin ik ook door te hebben wat me wel of niet staat. Alleen is het bij mij omgekeerd: sommige looks vind ik geweldig (zoals heel boyish of edgy) maar staan eig niet zo goed bij mijn (vrrrrouwelijk) figuur. Maar je hoort me niet klagen hoor, ik kan heel veel andere dingen wel dragen ;-)

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  2. Love the simplicity of this outfit!

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  3. LOVE this!! I still don't know what my style is...its girly + grungy + everything XD
    Yayy for a haircut!! I haven't had mine cut in a year...I should probably get a trim...
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  4. love it!!! simple & usefoul!!! Love it!!!

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  5. leuk stijltje weer hoor!

    en thanks voor je lieve reactie; altijd leuk om die te krijgen!

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  6. Veel succes bij de kapper - ik haat de kapper, gezien die nooit luistert naar wat ik vraag (vandaar het lange haar mss?) - Ik denk dat het nieuwe kapsel je alvast mooi zal staan! (of toch hoe ik het mij inbeeld in mijn hoofd). Oh, en zoals ik al zei heb ik uiteraard meegedaan met de wedstrijd van ASOS, ik zal er nu van dromen hoe ik win ;)
    brunetteblogging.com

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  7. I don't think I'll ever be one of those people who sticks with a look in particular, so much depends on my feeling in the moment, whether it's when I'm shopping or getting dressed. Lately I'm pretty much skirt/tucked-in top/cardigan/tights, but if I weren't so hampered by budget, it would be sequins and florals and bodycon and pretty much anything, all at once. I have a long button-up tunic similar to the one you're wearing here, and I tend to preppy it up every time I wear it.

    Stephanie
    http://stephthebird.blogspot.com

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  8. I tend to also not really stick with a given look - I definitely gravitate to certain looks (black, sort of gothy, classic feminine elements done in a kind of punk/edgy way) but I try to vary it by different things that are inspiring me that month/week. I do have a more set hair/makeup look though.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    P.S. Can't wait to see that hair!!!

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  9. I cannot wait to see your new do! You're going to look like a whole new lady.

    That red sweater has such great texture to it.

    jenniwells.blogspot.com

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  10. i am so in love with the shoes and red sweater! looks and style really differ with the body type, facial features and what not but there are just others that are effortlessly chic even with just a t-shirt and jeans on.

    excited to see your new hair! :)
    btw, i also agree that your younger brother looks like leo. it runs in your blood. good looking clan, no bs. :)

    thechyrelgomez.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the red jumper, I just posted about getting my hair cut it's been like three years I have a fear of the hair dresser :P Anyway love the outfit and those shoes are darling x

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  12. i am so into this look. love sweaters.


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  13. I know what sorts of clothing works for me and what doesn't, but not too sure i've found my 'look' yet as im always changing my mind :) love this too hon, so fresh and preppy
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  14. Love your jumper, and your boots are so cute x

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  15. The jumper is lovely. I know whatcha mean- I don't think I could pull off anything too sexy as I'd feel tremendously awkward in it. I'm not sure to define my style, sort of a mix of lots of things I guess. xx

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  16. like this look a lot, very comfy and understated cool.
    Stop showing things from ASOS I shouldn't shop and you are tempting me with the pretty floral dresses!!!

    Guess what, I'm off to London tomorrow, for one week!!!!! cannot wait. But also cannot wait to see your new hair!!!

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  17. Love you for the preview!!!! You've just given Alexa a run for her money! Me like-it A LOOOOOOOT!!!!

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  18. you look so good in red! and you picked some lovely things from asos

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  19. Love your sweater!


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  20. Hey, I totally love that bag you picked and also that striped midi skirt, I would pick these myself :)
    And I just ADORE your look - it just about killed me! :) I think red is your colour, no doubt.
    About my desired look: well, most of the time I just end up wearing something I don't even want to wear - usually because I overcombine things and then I can't decide and I have no time and I have to run for a bus or something and just grab the pieces closest to my hand :D But there are also days when I wake up with this very clear image of an outfit inside my head, I go to my wardrobe, put it on, I look gorgeous and I go out :D
    Can't wait to see your new haircut! I'm sure it'll be perfect!
    Hey, and I'm doing my first giveaway in the history of my blog, check it out! :) http://doortopemberley.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway.html
    Love, Andrea

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  21. I love that red jumper, it looks so like the Adam one that appeared on just about every blog (including mine) this winter x

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  22. YUP we did choose a lot of the sames things on ASOS, I can't believe I have to go back and choose even more now :o it was already so much!!

    ANYHOW I LOVE this outfit!! congrats on being editors pick on chictopia!! I love the color, the shirt, the shoes, everything!! and I love your hair like this, but I am VERY curious to see what the hairdresser did with it :)

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  23. cool sweater and shoes!! ang great stuff from asos!

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  24. yey for skinny hardly any boob bloggers. . . i have huge hips though, 10 inches larger than my waist.

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  25. This is a very cute look, and quite quintessentially you. It does have a great schoolboy vibe to it. But in a cute, feminine, way.

    I don't know what my signature look would be--probably 80's, though, if I had to pick one. I think I tend to wear a lot of 80's-does garments in addition to straight-up 80's stuff. I think with my strong shoulders and short hair, it just works the best.

    60's is all you though! So perfect :)

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  26. I love that red jumper! The whole look jives well together.

    2 of the things on your list are on my things-to buy-on-payday list!
    the striped skirt and the brown polka dot dress. I wish Asos did more longer length stuff, or had a 'tall' section. Ah well, it's all lovely anyway.

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  27. Die rode trui is echt geweldig! xx

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  28. Love the simplicity of this outfit!

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  29. Annebeth, deze outfit vind ik echt de MAX! Heel eenvoudig maar dan dat rood: vlam! Staat je echt mooi!

    Ondertussen begin ik ook door te hebben wat me wel of niet staat. Alleen is het bij mij omgekeerd: sommige looks vind ik geweldig (zoals heel boyish of edgy) maar staan eig niet zo goed bij mijn (vrrrrouwelijk) figuur. Maar je hoort me niet klagen hoor, ik kan heel veel andere dingen wel dragen ;-)

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