Starting this blog was so exciting for me, I found a new hobby, I met new people, I went to new places and I had the chance to dress up a lot and share my outfits with the world. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The only snag is that I genuinely found myself not knowing what to wear. I had entered into a completely new environment with a completely new set of rules and I wasn’t sure how to fit in.
I experimented quite publicly with different styles and trends and somewhere along the line I lost myself a bit, I ‘forgot’ about those perfect outfits that I love and suit me so well. I was seduced by Insta famous purchases and I ‘forgot’ that when you don’t know what else to wear, a blazer over a Breton and a pair of skinny jeans are perfectly acceptable. This post takes a look back at how blogging temporarily stole my style and celebrates my love affair with those classic pieces that are never out of fashion – I’m talking, biker jackets, camel coats, jeans, white shirts, stripes and a smattering of leopard print.
Experimenting with what you wear is a good thing, it allows your style to evolve and keeps your look fresh but there’s definitely an art to striking the right balance between embracing trends and remaining true to yourself. I’ve taken a few chances with my style with varying degrees of success in the last year or so – hello! granny heels, farewell gold pleated maxi skirt. I found myself thrust into a different situation and it took a bit of time to settle into my new world and feel confident again. I think we can all relate to how that feels.
Knowing that other people might be watching made me indecisive about what to wear and I would often lust after a certain item of clothing because I’d seen it online a lot. You may laugh but the struggle is real people, I often have to stop and ask myself whether I truly like something or if I just want it because I’ve seen it on Instagram! when you spend as much time as I do looking at outfits it really does mess with your head.
The upshot is that I have have found my stride again and I’m confident to be myself and wear some classic i.e. safe outfits that make me feel good. My style might not be on trend all the time but that’s ok with me, I know I can turn to a few of the classics in my wardrobe and I’ll be fine and feel like myself.
I have a shoot coming up with the brilliant Sarah Lou Francis soon and I want the photos to reflect the person I am. Can you guess what I’ll be wearing? Has your style even been in crisis? I’d love to compare notes!