Picking a top 10 was pretty easy for me since I’ve only been blogging since July and most of my outfits are still fresh in my mind. Since I took on being a “post-doc” at Academichic I’ve put much more thought and creativity into what I choose to wear, and as a result I also remember the pairings of which I am most proud.
My first month at Academichic was the color wheel challenge (pictures #1 – #3), and while at the time I thought it wasn’t the best way for me to start because the different modules felt strict, I actually think it ended up being terrific because I was immediately tossed out of my comfort zone and pushed to re-think color combinations altogether. It may seem silly, but wearing orange for the first time is a style milestone I’ll not soon forget!
I also experimented with more belting, which is a wardrobe innovation for me that I completely credit to E. and A. (and S., but because we were in different departments I didn’t see her every day). Finding a use for my long dormant scarf collection has made many an outfit “pop” and doubled my options for waist attire (pictures #4 and #7).
I don’t consider myself a “trendy” person and think I usually tend more towards classic (see pictures #8 and #10), but the fall trend of Minimalism struck a chord with me. Maybe it’s because of my love of minimalist art (I compared the skirt in picture #5 to a Barnett Newman painting), but something clicked for me when I was wearing only my grey sheath dress without any accessories whatsoever (picture #6). I suddenly felt very powerful, very at home in my own body, with my shape, unadorned, just me.
Finally, I’d have to say that my layered tights and unusual pin placement in picture #9 and the way my necklace and my blue suede pumps complement my scarf-belt in #4 are my favorite style moments of 2010. I’m excited to see what 2011 has in store…another marathon? More patterns? A trip to London? Red flats? Oh, the possibilities!