Finding My Personal Style

“Personal style is accepting who you are”

You know when your scrolling through the archive of your favourite blogs and you find a post that you want to take influence from/ expand upon…this is one of those posts. The original post that influenced this one? > Find Your Personal Style by Simply Abbi and it got me thinking about the ways in which I’d found and developed my own personal style throughout the years which is definitely for the best and I thought I’d share that with you guys.I also remember that Maria recently did a similar post titled Do I Have To Stick To One Style? which is also a very eye-opening post as does anybody really stick to one style all the time? One final influence to this post was Grace F Victory who recently published On how I finally found my personal style.

I don’t have one particular style that I stick to, I’m very much the kind of person that will buy an item of clothing because I like it and feel confident in it, and not necessarily because it is in fashion. Now it’s taken me a while to actually love going shopping for clothing, or to try out new styles and things that are more ‘on trend’ due to a lack of confidence about my body…which I still have from time to time.

Over the years my style has changed and developed, more so for the better. No longer am I dressing in black skinny jeans and men’s t-shirts with high top Lee Coopers yep I had the emo phase that everyone goes through at like 14/15(no hate if that’s your personal style, it just never suited me) then after that was the phase of only wearing those £5 Primark skater dresses because I thought that skinny jeans and trousers made me look fat…even though I was a lot slimmer than I am now. After that phase I went to high waisted skinny jeans with a basic top and Doc I’m still a massive lover of this style but I certainly mix it up a lot more.

Nowadays I wouldn’t say I have a specific style, I tend to just buy pieces I like and rock them. At the moment I am loving wearing tailored trousers though, my obsession started in the summer and has stuck around since…they’re just so much more comfortable than jeans, but still look completely stylish. Now when it comes to colour and prints I have recently started to play around a lot more with both, I no longer stick to a strictly monochrome wardrobe. Instead I now have quite a few pops of blue, red, green and mustard and I’m loving it. Although it does now take longer to put an outfit together somethimes but it is most certainly worth it.

I think one thing that has helped shape my personal study is the fact that I’ve learned to dress for my figure and body type. For example, I know for a fact that low rise items do not suit me in the slightest as I have wide hips and therefore they aren’t flattering and instead I need to wear either mid (depending on the cut of the item) or high-waisted (always a good safe zone for me). Now when it comes to having a big bust it gets slightly more awkward as there aren’t really any specific styles that are a no go, but there are a couple that is slightly less flattering…but at the end of the day if I feel happy and comfortable in an outfit that’s all that really matters.

In general, I’d probably say that I don’t have one specific style and instead wear whatever I want, however, I do keep up with trends more recently than what I have in past years. Although I do still have many items of clothing in my wardrobe that are rather old but still items I reach for often and still look good. I also feel like trends are starting to suit my body type a lot more than they previously might and I feel a lot more confident in myself. Despite following some trends I always add my own personal flair to it in some way.

So would you say you’re someone that has their own personal style, or do you just stick with the trends?

Love you lots like jelly tots x


All photos within this post were taken by myself or my mum on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 or Fujifilm FinePix S520 in natural lighting. They were then edited on Photoshop CC 2015 and VSCO.
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