Happy New Year!! I can't believe 2015 is over, it's been such a great year. I've accomplished so much with my little blog over the past year and it's been amazing. Every year I like to do a roundup of my outfits through the year with a little reflection.
While going through my outfits through the year I only came up with 15 favorites! I think this is because my style is always changing and a lot of outfits I wore at the beginning and middle of this year I wouldn't necessary wear now. But I think that's the beauty in personal style--it's all dependent on the person wearing the clothes. Style is a reflection of the wearer. I am constantly influenced by many factors around me, whether from people, nature, architecture, knowledge, sounds, smells, etc., the fact that my tastes change means that I am always growing as a person. I used to be so pretentious when it came to certain clothing items and ESPECIALLY music. I used to also be extremely judgmental of other people and at times myself. 2015 and part of 2014 was the time I stopped disliking a certain musical group or clothing item because other's liked it, and took it for face value. With that said I became obsessed with pop music (the 'old' Sheila would never dare to give Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber a chance), starting wearing things I never considered to be my 'style' (studs, baseball hats, sporty things in general...) and I honestly feel great about myself. Letting go of all this anxiety of who I'm "supposed" to portray myself as and what I'm "supposed" to like and dislike has allowed me to truly grasp what my personal style is--whatever I want it to be.
If any of you are struggling to "find yourself" or don't know what your "identity" is, my advice is don't stress so much about it. I know that sounds so much easier said than done, and yes it's been a long process for myself, but taking those small gradual steps will lead you to your true self and happiness. Don't care what others will think or say about you and your choices and do the same to others--we are allowed to like and wear whatever we want and if someone has something negative to say about that, they still have some soul-searching to do.
You can read my past outfit rewind last year from here! Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year! Thanks so much for sticking around to read my blog :)