Two Different Styles Under One Roof
Growing up and sharing clothes with my older sister wasn’t exactly ideal since we’re six years apart. (Although that never really stopped me from borrowing her jeans even though they definitely did not fit me properly.) But we gradually started sharing each others clothes when I finally grew up to be the same size. And whenever she’s in town or we find time to get together, we love to shop just like all sisters do.
But the moment we reach the mall and start visiting stores, I immediately realize that we have such different tastes. I always playfully tease her hippie style and joke that she’s always looking for the “weird” clothes that Ph.D students like to wear. Sometimes I can’t understand why she gets excited over certain items at a store and I definitely can’t fathom the whole socks with sandals trend she’s sporting these days, but that’s another story.
Our styles are just so different – I prefer dressing more preppy and form fitting whereas my sister goes for the more relaxed feel. So while I’m easily attracted to A-line pleated skirts, she’s drawn to flowy sundresses and casual t-shirts. I sometimes wonder how we ended up having such opposite tastes, especially since we grew up together for the longest time. You’d think that my sister’s style would rub off on me, but not so much!
As we window shop for shoes I’m usually charmed by high heels and embellished flats while she gazes over sandals or more conservative ballet flats. She likes prints and I prefer solid colored; I’m more into tights whereas you’ll find her wearing leggings instead; she wears makeup and I can’t even get myself to brush my lashes with mascara; and the list can go on.
However, there are still many things we both agree on. We at least enjoy going to the same stores together and often love the same item but just wear it in different ways. The two of us buy the same dress shirts for business occasions and we both think that headbands are the ultimate hair accessory.
I think our styles really represent our personality and that’s what’s so great about it. And it’s not like I think mine is better than hers or that we totally don’t get each other. We’re usually brutally honest with one another when we ask if our outfit looks okay or at least my sister will get the gist of my expression when I think she has it all wrong (and vice versa).
So what’s it like with your sister and friends? Do you share similar tastes or is everyone different just like me and my sister?