Learning to by myself...Thursday, July 31, 2014
think as you get older you become more confident, less worried about
what people think of you. The need to fit in with the crowd which seemed
like such a necessity at school wears away, being unique, being
yourself is more important. That being said I personally have found that
no matter what age it doesnt stop doubt creeping in. For the past few
months Ive felt Ive been in a style rut... I hated everything in my
wardrobe and wanted to throw it all out and start again. I love blogging
and read blogs daily but I do think it influences your craving for
keeping up with current trends. It makes you think you need that certain item no matter whether you can afford it or not.
Recently I have felt my style is outdated, too girly, too colourful even. Ive let myself be brainwashed that I need to embrace the monochrome minimalist style that seems to be everywhere at the minute.
There is nothing wrong with this particular trend, it can look amazing on the right person but its not me. I tried for awhile to change my style slowly but it led to me being unhappy & frustrated with outfit shots & how I looked in general (insert more doubt in self here)
But the other day I had an epiphany (if a style epiphany exists?) I decided to embrace me & my style. The pressure I had been feeling I had completed created myself. Once I realised that, and that my style is great just the way it is. I felt such a relief. So here is an outfit that a few weeks ago I would never have worn, I almost threw this skirt out on numerous occasions but I finally feel happy to wear this and feel good in my own skin/clothes.
Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Miss Selfridge, Flip Flops c/o Ted Baker, Gold Bracelet: Kate Spade, Glasses c/o Swag & Stare, Necklace: Market Stall @ Fashion Souk.
Do you ever feel in a style rut or feel pressure from blogging? How do you cope, Id love to hear your stories good and bad. xo