This week we are celebrating Academichic’s One Year Birthday! We all decided to pull together our top ten outfits from the past year. I was surprised to see that it was hard to narrow it down to ten, it seems it’s easier to remember the outfits you were unhappy with then the ones you loved. Similarly we often focus on the things about are physical appearance that we don’t like rather than on the parts we are proud of. This is one of the reason I selected outfit # 8. I wore this during our Fashion 101 on Proportions when we celebrated our best features (in this case, my strong running legs).
I learned a few things from reviewing year one. I love skirts and I love how I look in them! My Kenneth Cole wedges were a great purchase (worn with outfits #1 #3 and #6 but I think they would have looked great with #4 #5 and #10 too). I need to find a replacement for my favorite tan cardigan worn in outfits #1 #5 and #6. When I step outside my box and try something I would never think I could pull off, I am usually surprisingly pleased with the results. For outfit #8 I took inspiration from other bloggers and put my own spin on it – now I love the belted oxford. For outfits #6 and #9 I took my inspiration from the pages of the J Crew catalogue. I was actually nervous to leave the house in these looks because they were so unlike what I would normally wear, but once I did, I exuded confidence all day.
In year two I hope to keep challenging myself to focus on the things I love about my body and the styles that make me feel great about myself. I also plan to continue challenging myself to try new looks, gather inspiration from others, and take a few more style risks!
Which is your favorite look from the first year?