LA has transformed my style and caused me to experiment with clothing. I've tried so many new things here and a testing out a more versatile and edgy sense of style is one of them. I'll definitely be taking this newfound taste back home with me.
These black sneakers with a subtle sparkle are my new favorite things in my closet! They honestly go with everything.
Photos by Sarah Harper
[dress: H&M, sneakers: Steve Madden, earrings: boutique, initial necklace: Tiffany & Co., barrel necklace: Lia Sophia, watch: Coach, black bracelet: Ann Taylor]
Since spending the summer in LA, it's dawned on me just how malleable one's style truly is. Your environment undoubtedly impacts your taste and clothes preferences and I experienced this for myself almost immediately once I arrived in Cali.
Back at school in North Carolina, I find myself gravitating towards more preppy pieces. I tend to wear conservative styles that are very girly and classic. Out here in LA however, I've become more attracted to the color black and spikes & studs, and I'm not afraid to show a little skin here or there. I'd consider myself more experimental and versatile. For example, I'm 100% more open to wearing camo and leather leggings now.
California has it's own beautiful culture, and along with that comes it's own sense of style. The lifestyle here is so contagious and exciting! I've loved experimenting and exposing myself to a new perspective on not only fashion but also life. Looks like I may be becoming an LA girl!