These outfits show two sides of my style that seem rather different from each other: an arty, drapey, multi-layered, unconventional look and a fairly classic slightly tomboy look. Why do I wear both of these looks? How well do I carry them off? Are they in fact both me?

To be honest, I think neither one is squarely in my comfort zone. I feel both are slightly off the mark for making me feel my best, style-wise, though both are certainly comfy as far as fit and fabrications go.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn for a day off and teaching a sewing class): cadet blue boyfriend chinos (Eddie Bauer); blue and gray scroll-print burnout tee (made by me); light gray high-low boyfriend cardigan (Halogen); pewter narrow belt (Calvin Klein); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

4-7 (worn for a day off): black skirted leggings (Eileen Fisher); black and dark amethyst stripe handkerchief-hem tunic (Comfy USA); black shredded-knit cocoon shrug (made by me); black flat booties (Munro, Lexi); mauve and black packable rain coat (Mycra-Pac); taupe shoulder bag as above.

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions and any insights on my musings, as I continue trying to hone my style.

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