MY STYLE RESOLUTIONS

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1. Inject more colour into my outfits – After having a little wardrobe sort-out (more on this in an upcoming post) one thing that really stood out to me was the lack of colour in my wardrobe. I stick to the colours I know, not really trying anything new – and I’d really like to step out of my comfort zone and go for colours I wouldn’t normally.
2. Ditch the black tights a lot sooner – Even throughout the summer, chances are I’ll be wearing my black tights. I’m not overly confident with my legs, but having spent a little while looking through my old outfit photographs, it’s the ones I’m bare-legged that I love that little bit more. I may not have legs for days (damn you, a certain Miss Chung) but you know what? They’re not that bad.
3. Comfort isn’t always the way to go – I’m definitely a person of comfort, rarely doing things and that I don’t feel comfortable in. And the same goes for clothing/shoes, I stay with what I know, whether that be styles that I know suit me or ones I feel fit me more (anyone else buy skirts a size bigger purely for food room?). But with that, I can feel like my wardrobe can become repetitive and dull very quickly, and I’m always wanting to start over. Style is something that should be played with since it’s a method self-expression, and well, I really need to start going for things that look better some days; those tighter jeans, those shoes that need more breaking in but makes my legs look a lot longer. If you feel better about yourself, that’s what it’s important – no pain, no gain right?
4. Buy the basics – Despite saying I rarely own any colourful pieces of clothing in my wardrobe, I sure do own many patterned items. And this is all well and good.. if I had bought clothes plain enough to wear with them. I’m one of those shoppers who buys things that look good on the hanger, so I often glance past what most people call style staples. I really need to invest in some basics I can wear time and time again!
5. Trousers are your friends – Being vertically challenged, I’ve always put jeans and trousers as a massive no-go for me, mainly down to inconvenience. And the amount of skirts I own really outweighs anything else. But 2015 is the year I’m going to make more of an effort in trying out trousers and stop being such a lazy shopper (anyone else dislikegoing into changing rooms?!). A lot of the images I pin on Pinterest are of people wearing trousers, and if they can wear them, why can’t I?! Who really cares if they’re rolled up a few times (*cough* a lotta times *cough*)?
6. Where what I want to wear, not just what I feel like I should – I think as a fashion blogger, it’s incredibly easy to fall into that trap of wearing what the blogosphere are loving at the time. Most of the times, they may fit into your personal style and you’ll love it, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. And you know what, that’s perfectly fine. I need to learn to stick to my guns and concentrate on developing my own personal style much more this year. There’s always bloggers I read and think to myself oh how I’d love a wardrobe like theirs (I think we all do it), and truth is, there’s not a single thing stopping me.
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What are your style resolutions for this year? Let me know!
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BERET

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Outfit Details: Coat – Topshop, Skirt – Topshop, Top – Primark, Hat – Primark, Shoes – Topshop

Ditching my typical fedora or bowler hat go-tos, I recently re-discovered this beret in the bottom of a drawer and couldn’t resist wearing it out. It was always a favourite of mine a few years back, and wearing it the other day reminded me why. Perfect for those days where it’s a little too blustery for other hats, I feel like it adds a nice twist to an otherwise boring outfit. Plus it makes me feel very Parisian chic and if it has any connection to a city I love swooning over pictures of (but still haven’t visited yet – boooo!) then I’m all for it!
A month or so back I referred to this leopard Topshop skirt in one of my posts, talking about how my queen, a certain Miss Chung, had been spotted wearing it over London Fashion Week and it had quickly vanished from the rails before I had a chance to pick up one. Slightly devastated, I spent weeks refreshing the Topshop website and by some miracle, my prayers were answered and a random one appeared in stock in my size – fate, right? A complete impulse purchase and one I do not regret at all, it’s become of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. Although it’s incredibly short (and I’m only a little over 5″) it’s nothing some thick black tights can’t really solve. These boots are a very recent purchase of mine, as they reminded me of a pair of Vagabond boots I’d had my eyes on for a long time, but at a fraction of the price. A little (much-needed) height, with a suitable heel (perfect for us clumsy folk) and the bonus of them being super comfy to walk in? I am in love.
 
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What are your autumn style must-haves this season? Anything you’ve picked up recently and loving right now?
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THE OUTFITS THAT NEVER MADE THE CUT #1

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1. Top – ASOS, Shorts – Primark, Shoes – Topshop, Bag – Primark
2. Coat – H&M, Dress – MANGO, Bag – Zara
3. Shirt – Topshop, Culottes – Urban Outfitters, Jacket – Dorothy Perkins, Hat – Primark
4. Jacket – Topshop, Top – Topshop, Jeans – Topshop, Shoes – Primark
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Shooting outfit photographs is quite a big part of my day-to-day life, and whilst you’ll have seen many of my favourites, not all reach my blog. Maybe because I’m not that fond of the outfits or because the photographs haven’t turned out very good, it varies. However I thought I’d introduce a new feature to my blog, where every so often I’ll put together a few photographs from here and there of outfit snippets that never made it into a full post.

The majority of these were taken over the summer (apart from the third one – the leaves sort of give it away) and looking back, my style has changed a whole lot. The last outfit for instance? Those jeans could’ve done with being rolled up and that jacket is a little toooversized. And the third photograph? Girl, you’re gonna have to find a better way to wear those culottes. You definitely ain’t killin’ it.

I think it’s nice to reflect back to old posts as well as those that didn’t make it onto the blog. Slightly cringe-worthy at times (and a whole lot of ‘what on earth was I thinking?!’) it’s always a nice reminder of how my photography has improved and general sense of personal style has evolved massively. While I’m certainly not cool enough to pull off the trainers vibe (as much as I’d like to), I’m perfectly happy with my array of hats, 60s-inspired shapes and the odd nod to 70s fashion.

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