Define Your Style – With L.K. Bennett

The Miller Affect wearing a blue and white midi skirt, a pink tote, and white heels The Miller Affect wearing a tie top blue linen button down Amanda Miller in a blue striped L.K. Bennett Harpa Striped Full Midi Skirt Amanda Miller wearing a blue and white striped L.K. Bennett mini skirt The Miller Affect in white B.P. 'Luminate' Open Toe Dress Sandals Amanda Miller wearing clear Sole Society Jardine Sunglasses The Miller Affect in a Frank & Eileen Linen Italian Chambray The Miller Affect carrying a Pink Junior Women's Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

Photos by Angie Garcia

Does anyone ever ask you to ‘define your style’?

Sometimes, I will get a questionnaire from another blogger or someone that wants to write an article that asks me to use three words to define my style. I immediately get all clammy and nervous. Is this for life? Can I ever change this? Does what I am writing down really make any sense? Are these three words really me, or is it just what I think I want to be?

I have some people helping me with my website and SEO. My account manager told me I was all over the place. She said I was serious one day and then I dressed like an 18 year old the next. She may have put it nicer than that, but I got the gist. She told me I needed to decide which one I wanted to be, and capture that audience only.

When I started my blog, I had only three colors in my wardrobe: black, white, and olive. I would put on my questionnaires that my style was minimal, casual, and monochrome. My how that has changed!! You are not the only one learning about style here.

Let me go back to the beginning… I started this blog because I loved to dress up, I always had people asking where I got my clothes, and I wanted to make sure my friends back home could still follow my fashion adventures after I moved to Dallas.

I am still growing and learning about my own personal style every day. Now I am playing with more colors, trying new things, and I am even starting to wear statement necklaces (this is big for me).

I’m not ready to classify my style. I mean, good for them (the people who can easily do this), but I am also a little sad for them. Do they then have to stay in that bubble? Can they ever explore?

Yes, I work full-time and need to look professional. I put on a suit, a pencil skirt, or a dress and pair some heels with it. I can easily dress myself to fit the part. I can definitely be stylish at work. But that is not who I am outside of my 9-5.

Outside of my 9-5, I like to twirl in skirts (like this one), and hang by the pool in the funkiest sunglasses I can find. I have tried all the new trends (some I loved and some not so much). I have changed A LOT these past few years. I have grown up, but kept some looks that I loved at 21.

Basically, I just want to let you know that you aren’t going to be able to come here and define my style in three words. You are definitely going to find a mix of everything, and I hope that makes you come back. You never know what the next outfit may be, and I think that is fun for both of us!

You don’t need to stick to one style. Try new things. I never want to hear ‘that just isn’t me’ from you. I thought I was a ‘hair parted to one side’ kind of girl my entire life. Then, a few months ago, I parted it in the middle and people went crazy! You only live once guys, so be adventurous!

Today’s style is all about shades of blue. I had always told myself that you couldn’t pair different shades of blues together. It wasn’t until the Canadian tuxedo trend that I actually embraced the blues.

L.K. Bennett has made it’s way to my ‘Currently Loving’ folder. I basically want every single thing on the website. Talk about great quality and I love how classic and timeless all of their pieces are! This skirt is going to last years and years. L.K. Bennett originally started in England, but has expanded now throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. They offer luxury pieces for a great price. Make sure you check them out!

The Outfit:

L.K. Bennett Harpa Striped Full Midi Skirt

Frank & Eileen Linen Italian Chambray

B.P. ‘Luminate’ Open Toe Dress Sandal

Junior Women’s Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

Sole Society Jardine Sunglasses

‘Rouge Volupte Shine’ Lipstick- 20 Coral in Passion

26 Comments

  1. May 13, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I hate when people ask me to define my style because I can’t, it’s just me. I like what I like and wear what I like when I feel like wearing a certain style. This look is giving me major Hamptons vibes!!
    xo,
    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

  2. May 12, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    SO cute, Amanda! Love this post!! Agree, style is constantly evolving…

    • May 12, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you Erin! Your email meant so much to me today!!

      xoxo Amanda

  3. May 11, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this post! It’s so true that we can’t define our style in 3 words or even 3 outfits! I feel like my style changes based on my mood, the day, the weather. I love to experiment and try new things… that’s what makes fashion so fun!!

    Also, L.K. Bennett has some seriously stunning pieces. I want everything! You look gorgeous in the blue + blue look!

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

    • May 11, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Awh thanks so much Bryn! Yes totally agree it changes on a whim! So sad for those that try to conform to one style! It just shouldnt have to be that way!

      xoxo A

  4. May 11, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    This look is absolute spring perfection!! And this post TOTALLY resonated with me – I couldn’t agree more! Fashion is about feeling good about yourself and having fun – no need to define it to a T. That only limits us. Also, thank you for introducing me to L.K. Bennett! I’m utterly obsessed with the items on their site!! 🙂

    Lots of love!!
    Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

  5. May 11, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Dying over this look and photos! Its perfect for spring and I LOVE the feminine flare! I need that skirt in my life stat!!

    Sportsanista

    • May 11, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thanks Mary!! Have an amazing week! xoxo A

  6. May 9, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful outfit, and I love the background you’re up against. You look so incredibly gorgeous & I’m such a fan of how gorgeous and happy you look in all of your photos! I am so in love with the skirt, and can’t imagine you in a true suit for work. You belong in these beautiful clothes because they seem to fit your beautiful personality. Such a babe! xx adaatude.com

    • May 10, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Awh thank you so much! Always the sweetest compliments!! xoxo A

  7. May 9, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Love the skirt and its length. I will probably wear my shirt a little differently, or another top altogether.

    • May 10, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Totally agree! Tons of different shirts you can pair with the skirt!! I am just loving linen tops right now!! xoxo A

  8. May 9, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I totally agree! My style is constantly changing and evolving as I grow. I’m now all about the prints when I never used to wear them before! I love this whole look you are working in this pictures!! So fabulous!! That midi skirt is gorgeous!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    • May 10, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment love! Have an amazing week! xoxo Amanda

  9. May 9, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Great thoughts on defining style! I totally agree! We are all ever changing. I love this look and can’t wait to see what styles you come up with next!

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

    • May 9, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Paula, you always have such insightful comments and I LOVE THAT!! Have an amazing day!! xoxo A

  10. May 9, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Loving your look – its so fabulous for this time of year because its got such a fresh and fun vibe to it!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

    • May 9, 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thanks Karen!! I hope you have an amazing week!! <3 A

  11. May 9, 2016 / 11:22 am

    totally agree. love you and your style!! I totally dig this skirt – the stripes and length are a match made in heaven!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

    • May 9, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Thanks Lauren! Miss seeing you!! Thank you for agreeing, I didn’t really know what the consensus of the article would be, but I am glad it has been so positive!! <3

      <3 A

    • May 9, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thanks so much Carrie! You have an out-of-the-box style that I would NEVER want anyone to try to express in three words. It is too unique for that!! xoxo Amanda

    • May 9, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Thanks so much Chynell!! Blues are always tricky ;). Have an amazing week!! xoxo A

  12. Anna
    May 9, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I used to be the exact same – basics and neutral colors, but now it’s all about color in my wardrobe! LKB has such a stunning collection as well! Loving the skirt! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    • May 9, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      It’s amazing how much we change when we start really exploring the world of fashion and see what all we have been missing!! Thanks for the comment babe!
      xoxo A

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