“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.” – Yohji Yamamoto
Today’s look is about as predictable as I can get when it comes to choosing an outfit and that really doesn’t bother me. I think sometimes people can get so caught up in changing up their look or evolving their style that they lose their own personal style in the process. I love trends as much as the next person, I mean I count down the days until February arrives because I know that with February comes my favourite March edition magazines, so I’m definitely not innocent when it comes to buying into trends and fashion moments. In fact, I love them – trends are fun and exciting and create that buzz in the fashion world that I love so much. But that doesn’t mean that we should forget about our own personal style or that we should feel guilty about returning to the same pieces in our wardrobe.
Working in retail, I often hear women say things like “But my whole wardrobe is full of things like that” and my response is always “yes, but do you wear them and enjoy wearing them?” and more often that not people will always respond saying that they do. For instance, black will always be my safety colour. I feel dressed in black and as cliche as it sounds, it does give me that “you can conquer today” feeling. So if I’m feeling sluggish in the morning and I feel like wearing black to help me through the day, then I’ll do just that. Summer or winter, I’ll wear it because it makes me feel good and sometimes we need our clothes to do that for us. It might seem ridiculous to buy similar pieces over and over again but if they are the pieces you get the most wear out of doesn’t that mean that you are getting SO much more value from them than those more “different” pieces that can sometimes be left sitting in your wardrobe.
I’m not saying to not buy into trends or to not buy pieces that are different to your usual look – I’m just trying to say you shouldn’t ever feel guilty for returning to those fail-proof looks that make you feel good! Yes, go for it and try out the trends but feel like yourself when doing it. Put your own stamp on that latest SS17 trend or whatever it may be. Do it your way.
Taking this look for example. I incorporated current trends of ruffles and buckles but I still stayed true to my own style. I adore those overly sized, pink, ruffle, shirts and the likes that can be seen on the ‘gram but that would just not be me. I might style it and wear it for one blog post but then it would be left gathering dust at the back of my wardrobe. Now there’s not a whole lot of sense in that now is there? Whereas this black denim sweater with a ruffle along the back and sleeve is completely me. It’s the balance of mixing the trend with your own style that I think is so important.
Denim Sweatshirt – Here
Frayed & Loop Detailed Jeans – Here
Pointed Buckle Flats – Zara (Sold out online but available in some stores)
I didn’t mean to ramble so much on this post but I obviously felt a lot more passionate about the topic than I even knew myself!! Do you guys agree or what do you think? As always, I’d LOVE to hear from ye. I hope this week is treating ye all well!