Coming home to the suburbs of DC from the fabulous, glitzy and fashion-forward streets of Manhattan has been a tremendous transition. While the back drops have changed and the pictures have altered, my style has remained the same. One thing that has hit me like a ton of high-heels since I have returned home, is that the fashion is much more conservative than that of the racy cutouts, vibrant colors and body-con outfits ubiquitous on the NYC streets. These fashions, as you can imagine, are not fully embraced in the suit-clad capital of the nation.
My advice for adapting to this fashion transition, is to TWEEK but never change your style. In New York, I would have swapped this animal print blouse for a lace crop top. Because of the conservative culture of DC however, I tweeked my outfit, and opted for this blouse (still embracing my wild side) instead of the skin-barring crop. So here it is: never completely alter your style because of your surroundings. You want to stand out, but not in a bad way. Alter your outfit slightly for appropriateness but never abandon your own style or surrender to the pressures of peer fashion. Tweek your look but never transform!
I have also entered the H&M 5o States of Fashion in celebration of the launch of their ecommerce sight. Please click this link to vote! http://50statesoffashion.com/start?i=7926