Finding My Style..


ZARA LEATHER JACKETLast week I was about to take on the regular task of ‘decluttering’ my wardrobe and swapping out my seasonal stuff when I wondered.. why do I have to do this so often? I came to the conclusion it was because I really don’t know my style. I buy things because I like them on the hanger, I like the ‘idea’ of them or of course I’ve seen them on someone else who always looks fabulous. I don’t want to admit how many of these items remain unworn and passed on to friends or donated because they just aren’t ME. I don’t often try things on, I online shop more than I schlep to town and I rarely make returns because I’m lazy. I pick up comfy looking sweatshirts and skinny jeans and as soon as it gets cold (this week) I live in them but they’re hardly the chic choice, are they?

JACKET – ZARA, SIMILAR HERE / JUMPER – H&M, NOT ONLINE, SIMILAR HERE / JEANS – H&M, SIMILAR HERE / TRAINERS – ADIDAS SUPERSTAR / BAG – YSL COLLEGE MEDIUM / RINGS – MR KATE

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So there I was in my sweatshirt faced with a wardrobe full of regret and I decided that 30 might be a good time to start thinking a little more about how I dress my body, what I like and what (more importantly) likes me. I’ve filmed declutters in the past in the hope they will be motivational but this time I’m going to film a series of videos on my attempt to find me own personal style and learning to shop a little smarter. I’ve created a Pinterest board for the ‘new me’ which you can see (follow?) here and if there any of you who feel totally lost in your own closet then might I suggest you join me along the way?

It’s going to be a long process but i would imagine at very least the first steps will be quick so expect regular updates over the next month.. I’m gearing up to Black Friday really and adding some of the items I think I’m missing over that major shopping weekend but (I hear) personal style is an evolution so I guess I could be at this a while.. my main struggle so far is shopping anywhere other than H&M.. I swear, I’m trying but they just GET me..

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5 Comments

  1. Rachael Dickinson
    6 November, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I love this idea. I am 26 and I have a daily struggle. I know what I like and what suits me but then I still find myself opening the wardrobe door on a morning and not finding anything. I decluttered last week and so far, I have been very good at opening the closet and finding something to wear.

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

  2. 6 November, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    The sad thing is, I’m 32 and my mum dresses better than me. Up until 3 years ago, she still dressed me haha!

  3. Jodie Wright
    6 November, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    And what’s wrong with skinny jeans and a jumper? You could try a capsule wardrobe though. You don’t have to throw out everything you have straight away. Just put together some outfits with your favourites and see how you get on.

  4. Susan
    7 November, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Great post. I think that by the time you get to 30 people tend to have made the majority of their fashion/style mistakes and have a better idea of what suits them best. I know I did! So I think this is an ideal time to begin a journey of style self discovery and I think it’s great you’re documenting it. I love this sort of thing!

    Actuality I think you’re over halfway there; you know your body portions and what colours suit you best and I love how ruthlessly minimal you can pack when you go away for a short break – I think it displays how realistic and pragmatic you can be when dressing yourself. I can’t
    wait to see the rest of your journey.

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