Like I said in my last post, sometimes I’ve wondered if I’m Bright after all. But I forget how much personal style comes into play.
I’m not for sure of my Kibbe style type, but my natural inclinations are a mixture of casual, classic and romantic/girly, with a bit of funky thrown in. What category is ‘funky’ in? I suppose it depends on the definition of ‘funky’, but I don’t think Kibbe accounts for the occasional purple or pink hair streaks, or creatures in jewelry (as in, butterflies, starfish, etc.). I’ve always mixed some ‘edgy’-ness in with my style. (That is, ever since I developed my style. I was a bit of a wreck in high school.)
When I originally took the Kibbe quiz, I came up as a Dramatic Classic, but it didn’t feel right, and I think I might have been thinking of my features as they were pre-motherhood. (Large geometric shapes in jewelry is definitely NOT my thing.) I was relieved to lean more Soft Classic when I took my current features into account, as I really like to wear details like pretty trims and small frills.
Then again, I wouldn’t be very surprised if I turn out to be a freak occurrence of a tall gamine of some sort, if only because I feel comfortable in so many different styles, and the combination of opposites is, I believe, a gamine thing. Some people have said that I look ‘cute’ or have small features, but at 5’7″ my height doesn’t quite fit in. And one of the characteristics, large eyes, is not something I think of myself as having. Although, I have been told by many different people that I could double for Kirsten Dunst, who has been typed as a gamine.
Where is the ingenue in Kibbe? How would one inject youthful playfulness into a Soft Classic look? It really feels like an unfinished, outdated system when I think about it.
I wondered if I am going to be ‘discovering myself’ forever, but then, what’s wrong with that? We’re meant to change, grow, evolve (though not literally evolve). Wouldn’t life be boring if you wore the same things all the time? How else are we supposed to not get tired wearing only our season’s colors?
All this to say, that I am not one for neon colors, and most color-blocking, but that is just another person’s style. It doesn’t mean I’m not bright in comparison to the average Jane!