I’ve never been particularly fashion-conscious. Even after 24 years of dressing myself, and almost 2 years of putting it on the internet, I have still yet to find what my personal style is. But the thing is, I’m perfectly fine with that. Sure, I do get envious of my super stylish friends from time to time, who have perfected their own way of dressing, but then I remember this quote from curly haired uber American blogger Delightfully Tacky which seemed to sum up how I feel about personal style:
“One of my favorite things about blogging and personal style is that it’s never locked in to one thing. It can change from day to day and that’s totally ok… I don’t feel the same way every day, so I don’t dress the same way every day… I really enjoy the freedom to wear whatever I want, regardless of whether or not it’s my typical style, or if people expect me to wear it, or if it’s considered “flattering” or not. Nicki Minaj one day, Fleetwood Mac the next, Dita Von Teese the day after that. Who cares!”
I love this. I remember reading it ages ago and had a bit of a lightbulb moment – I think often we tend to get hung up on finding our own personal style and creating a perfect capsule wardrobe that it’s easy to forget that you should just dress to make yourself happy, not others. Love that handbag shaped as a camera? Buy it! Not sure you can pull off a bright yellow fisherman’s coat? Forgeddaboutit. Fancy dressing like a princess? Go for it.
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I’m really trying to pin down exactly what my personal style is at the moment. Looking at my Pinterest board it seems that I have a few recurring themes – bright colours, patterns and collared shirts – which do tend to come across in my wardrobe, but it’s ok to deviate from time to time.
Top & Jeans – Beyond Retro // Shoes – Dr. Martens(*) // Watch – Shore Projects
This top I got from Beyond Retro in their sale last summer, and I love it. I never thought red was a particularly ‘me’ colour, but now I’ve learned not to care. If you want to pair your favourite red shoes with a lace top and mom jeans, then go for it. I won’t judge ya.
Dr. Martens as a brand sum up a true rebellious spirit, and are the pioneers for doing things your own way. I love their Stand For Something campaign, showcasing Dr. Martens wearers all over the globe, their personal style, and what they stand for.
In the spirit of Dr. Martens, I stand for doing things your own way, and dressing for yourself, not others.