Does blogging about one’s personal style actually help improve it??
This interesting question was recently posed by my friend Catherine on her blog Not Dressed As Lamb… and she included a number of photos from her early years of outfit posting as examples of how her style has changed – and possibly “improved” – since then!!
Now let me just say that I love most of the ensembles she deems cringeworthy; I think they showcase a fearless sense of adventure when it comes to interpreting fashion, and a willingness to let her own taste and individuality shine through. Granted – they may not be looks that she’d still feel comfortable wearing today…but I’m pretty sure that anyone who’s interested in personal style is constantly reworking and updating her (or his!) wardrobe to reflect what makes them happy now.
My verdict?? I think documenting one’s experiments with fashion via a blog might play a role in evolving a sense of style – we’re supposed to learn from history, after all! – but when everything is said and done, it’s the experimenting itself that truly makes for some of the very best personal style statements!!