Even as a fashion student I spent many years struggling to find my own personal style. Although I loved fashion from a young age, I understood it more when it came to dressing and styling other people. But to deal with it from a personal perspective, I was easily confused.
As a kid I was more of a tomboy. My perfect outfit was jeans and a tshirt and that continued through to my teens. It was only when I reached the age of seventeen/eighteen that I grew out of that and started eyeing up girly fashions.
It has only been within the last couple of years that I have started to understand what I want in my wardrobe and how I want to wear it. Also starting my blog has allowed me to explore fashion more, especially from a more wearable perspective. I have started to find it easier to piece an outfit together. Becoming a frequent reader of blogs has also given me the inspiration I need to explore different retailers and outfit combinations.
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In terms of my style, I like to keep it simple and classic. I have never really been someone who has been attracted to over the top fashion. I suppose that’s one of the reasons why I choose to read blogs over fashion magazines these days. Keeping it simple will probably make you think I’m a ‘basics’ girl, which in some way you would be correct. But I take a lot of my inspiration from Parisian street fashion. I love tailoring and classic staples, things like tailoring and classic staples, (like tailored blazers, skinny jeans and pencil skirts) but mixing it up with statement shoes. I also love my dresses and I do tend to be a bit more statement with my choices when it comes to those. But in beside this Parisian princess lives a bit of a rock chick. So I tend to throw in some biker jackets and leather and lace for a bit edge and sophistication.
There are many places that I take inspiration from in order to create my style. Luckily two of my favourite bloggers Lydia Elise Millen and Victoria Magrath (Inthefrow) help influence my style a lot. Mainly because what I see is what I class as my perfect wardrobe. Their style is what my goals have for a long time when it comes to style. Although, both bloggers tend to go more luxury these days which can make it harder to find similar items in high street retailers. Another place where I tend to get a lot of inspiration is Pinterest. Here I can search for outfits that contain a certain type of clothing or even look up images classed as ‘Parisian Street Style.’ My favourite fashion era was definitely the 1950s and early 60s. Basically Audrey Hepburn’s peak and when Christian Dior created the ‘New Look.’ Both very iconic people in fashion where it comes to my style.
Of course my style is ever evolving just like everyone else’s. I suppose now all I need to work on is introducing more clothes into my wardrobe. I’ll probably do a similar post like this later on in the year to show you my Autumn/Winter style as I do believe that is when my works best.
Who influences your style?
Bag: Ted Baker
Ear Cuff: Astrid and Miyu