Finding My Style – Confidence in Colour

How my fashion sense has developed is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while. My interest in fashion and beauty has been rapidly growing over the past few months, I’m not sure why that is but I think having more confidence might have something to do with it. I’m trying out new styles, patterns, textures, colours (I’ve never done done colour before!).

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Let’s go back a few years

In my teenage years I was a total emo, although I think I’m still ‘alternatively’ influenced. Like most people I totally cringe at that word, but it’s true – I love vintage shopping, I’m into pop-rock and electronic music mostly, I have an ever growing stack of band t-shirts and second hand vinyl, I enjoy gigs (but I don’t go to half as many as I used to). I’m totally going off on a tangent here but I think I’m just trying to express how it influences my lifestyle. I definitely have and probably still avoid the mainstream high street dress code.

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Fashion Influence

I take influence from all different era’s of style. In my late teens / early twenties I became obsessed with old movies. I adored (and still do adore) the classic chic way actresses such as Audrey Hepburn dressed. Elegant ladylike styling paired with red lipstick is always a good look. There is a place and time for this way of dressing, for me it’s date night – when you want to look that bit more womanly and feminine. I like to play around with new fashions and styles that are influenced by yesteryears but have adapted and evolved.

Nowadays, I look to bloggers for my daily dose of fashion inspo – I find myself mainly drawn to bloggers with an arty, colourful and loud dress sense. These fabulous ladies spring to mind – Just A Uniform, Helen Anderz, Megan Ellaby, Forever Yours Betty & Life With Maria.

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Incorporating classic items into my wardrobe

I love converse, I recently updated my collection with a funky pair that have a shiny silver finish. I bought a black vinyl jacket but it has an extra detail of a lilac fur collar. I have a stripy jumper that features bold purple cuffs.

When I stop to reflect on my fashion choices of recent weeks I realise that I’m always looking for key pieces and classic items that offer something a bit extra. This is probably why I hate (loathe) buying a new pair of black skinny jeans or that plain grey coat that I need for other things to ‘go with’. They aren’t different enough, they don’t offer me a new look so to speak. Of course everyone needs those essential key pieces but I find them a bit of a bore and struggle to part with my hard earned cash buying them.

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A change in me

Confidence is never something I’ve had an abundance of BUT believe it or not social media has had a profoundly positive effect on me (there are some good things about our lives being put on the net, I promise). It’s helped me to connect with girls who have similar interests and tastes to me, we’ve created our own little girl gangs, support networks, whatever you wanna call it, and I really do feel the love every time I put out new fashion/beauty content.

I started YouTube-ing a couple of years ago, it’s something I still to this day struggle with but it’s helped me get used to the sound of my own voice and it’s made me think a lot more about my image. I don’t think I’ve had a negative comment yet (I know I’m lucky, and I’m really not meaning to boast btw, it’s probably because I don’t have that many subscribers haha) and the positivity has been so uplifting. Instagramming, vlogging, blogging and generally sharing online has helped me to become who I am and be happier in my own skin (even if sometimes I do compare myself, who doesn’t?).

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My love of colour

I’m still a bit reserved when it comes to colour at times, I’m not quite at colour clashing confidence level but I’m actually choosing and wearing colourful pieces and that’s a biggie for me style wise. Black does nothing for my complexion, it drains me, plus I’m sick of noticing every cat hair Kit’s ever so kindly covered my clothes in!

I don’t know why I’ve had such a massive change of heart where colour is concerned but I guess it’s a mixture of influence, experimentation and knowing what colours suit me the most.

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Online shopping is the best

I shop online a fair bit, I online window shop even more. Having access to a million different looks at your fingertips is really inspiring. ASOS (you’ve probably heard me rave about ASOS a lot lately) is undeniably my favourite place to shop. They stock unique brands like Lazy Oaf, The Ragged Priest and Daisy Street, all of which I don’t have access to unless I take a trip down to London. Not to mention they also offer premier delivery (which is next day delivery) for only ยฃ9.95 for the whole year! Oh and free returns, meaning you don’t have to faff around paying to return your items if they’re not quite doing it for you.


Outfit Details:

Shoes: Converse All Star Ox Platform Metallic Trainers

Jacket: Urbancode Vinyl Hi Shine Coat with Faux Fur Collar

Jeans: New Look Black Ripped Skinny Jeans

Socks: Ebay White Fishnet Socks

T-shirt: Zara ‘Think Big’ White T-shirt


Thanks for reading as always you lovely lot,

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