How My Style Has Changed Over The Years

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

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Dress (comes in blue + black),  HeelsClutch – c/o Boohoo

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

Dress (comes in blue + black, as shown below), HeelsClutch – c/o Boohoo

As we are approaching a new season, it has m,e thinking about change. There’s is SO much change going on in my life right now (read about it here) that it’s hard to keep it all straight. But one of the changes that had the most impact on my life was the change from being a high schooler to living on my own and going off to college.

I’ve often said that if you could be a 360-degree change without ending up back as the exact same person you were, to begin with, that’s how much of a change I am from the young, rebellious and very naive girl I was back then. For some, graduation is a sad time, they had great experiences in high school and didn’t want it to end. For me, I was ecstatic to get out! I was going to miss my friends, of course, but I was destined for bigger and better things.

One change that you can always depend on, is style. No one person has the exact same style their whole lives. That would be really boring. Change can be exciting and unexpected. My style when I was in high school was pretty preppy, a little fashion forward (read: I was the first of my friends to wear heels with my jeans, and they teased me endlessly! Ha) and somewhat classic. For fun, I included a picture of me at graduation, below!

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

For a lot more fun, I convinced my incredible and brave Mom to let me post these pictures of her at her graduation! She’s the one in the pink HOT PANTS!! 🙂

How My Style Has Changed Over The Years | Style in a Small Town

So you can obviously see where I get my sense of style from! This beautiful blue pleated dress from Boohoo is the epitome of how much my style has changed. I would never have worn a plunging neckline like this before, but as my style changes, I continue to try out new styles and be a little bolder in my choices. Which includes this super cute acrylic clutch and embellished heels. Both items that I wouldn’t have probably chosen before, but are fun new additions to my closet and both neutrals that can be worn with a plethora of other things! For more graduation dresses, check these others out here!

I’d love to hear how your style has changed since your high school graduation!

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • How fun is it to look at how our style has changed over the years?! Love that you shared these old pictures and documented the graduation style back then as well!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • Thanks, Morgan! It was fun looking through old pictures! xx

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  • This is so much fun to read! Man, in high school I was all about trying to wear things with labels – Hollister, Abercrombie, Aeropostale, American Eagle, etc. and I even worked at Aero just so I could get my hands on discounted clothes haha! It’s definitely crazy how much styles change over the years! I love your pretty blue dress!

    • Hahaha you just took me WAAY back – I totally forgot about Aeropostale and Hollister! Thanks, Stephanie! xx

  • It’s always fun (and cringey!) to see my old style but it makes me feel good knowing I’ve come a long way!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    • Haha I totally know what you mean, Maggie! Thanks for reading! xx

  • Such a pretty dress for spring and summer! Love the color on you.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

  • Nataly Kimball

    This dress is so pretty on you!

  • Shelby Skaggs

    I love this dress on you!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

  • Loving this dress! The pleat details are so gorgeous and this vibrant color is so perfect for Summer! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/90s-combo-look/

  • Rach

    Love that turquoise pleated dress! My style definitely has changed! I think my style now is more tailored towards my current lifestyle. Back then it was all about the latest and greatest and not necessarily about quality!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Oh, it so was! I agree that you style can also start to reflect more on your lifestyle and needs. Thanks, Rach! xx

  • That blue is absolutely beautiful on you! I love the color for summer!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

    • Thank you so much, Ashley! xx

  • Nicole Green

    I love these fab earrings and the deep back of the dress. How fun to reflect back on your style! I know I definitely was not as stylish in high school haha.

    • Oh, me either! Lol Thanks, Nicole! xx

  • It is so crazy how much we and our styles have evolved over the years. Such a pretty blue color on you!

    • I know! It was a lot of fun to look back on old pictures! Thanks, Laura! xx

  • Need those shoes! Such a fun look.

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

    • How fun are they! I couldn’t resist a little sparkle! Thanks, Jessica! xx

  • This dress looks gorgeous on you!! It’s definitely interesting to look back and see how our style changes over the years!

    xo, Kristina

    • Fun and a little scary! Haha Thanks, Kristina! xx