Fashion

We’ll Always Be In Style

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When I think about style images of chic Parisian women in fabulous designer clothes spring to mind, strutting their stuff down the Champs-Elysees, throwing major side-eye like their lives depended on it. That’s just my interpretation and the thing about personal style is that it’s just that – personal. What I deem to be stylish may not even pique the interest of someone of the opposite sex, or someone who is 10 years older/younger than me.

My own personal style was (and still is) a huge evolution. I love fashion, but it hasn’t always been that way. If you told me 10 years ago that I’d be wearing heels and lipstick on a daily basis I would have laughed at you. Me? No way! At uni I had very simple tastes. Some would say that my friends and I were hipsters before there was such a thing. I lived in sneakers and thrift store clothing – the more outlandish the better in my opinion. I dabbled with make-up and accessories but by no means did I think I was fooling anyone into thinking I knew what I was doing. My style back then was effort-less, in that I put no effort (less than zero) into my look at all!

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Confidence plays a huge part in our personal style and growing up I always admired women that were “girly” but I didn’t know how I could pull that off or if that even suited me. I believed that because I was a short, chubby girl I wasn’t allowed to wear anything overly feminine or too revealing. I also thought that you needed a fuck-ton of cash to look anywhere near decent. Over the years I’ve come to realize that that’s just nonsense. It wasn’t society that was stopping me from wearing what I wanted, it was me. So if I make my own rules, then I can pretty much change them any time I liked! That thought was so liberating it was like being cast free of my style-less shackles.

From that moment on I looked to all the women (and men) in my life whose style I admired and I emulated what I saw. I became like a magpie and stole all the best pieces and looks that I found to be most appealing. If I liked a certain pair of earrings or hat I tried them all on just to make sure if that was going to be a part of my new style. Certain aspects I’ve kept but a lot of things I’ve let go along the way as they weren’t part of the “new me”.

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At this stage in my life I would call my style budget conscious feminine chic with a twist (what that twist is I’m still trying to hone). I don’t think style and fashion are intrinsically linked and as I mentioned, it doesn’t, and shouldn’t have to cost a lot to look fabulous – HELLLOOOOO KMART!!  I believe as long as you have a strong sense of self and willing to be a little daring then the real you will come shining through – and that to me is super stylish.

What would you call your style?

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  1. Omg we sound like our younger years were spooking similar! I guess my thing now could be described as bargain frocked up grunge. It’s either totally feminine with dresses or gig worthy jeans and converse. I love the classics, black, stripes, red lip, RayBans. But I love your way of thinking, nothing should hold us back and we’re free to change things up.

  2. Oh gosh, I think my style is just whatever doesn’t make me look fat or start pregnancy rumours that day. Which I find not good enough, really. I want to wear clothes – not hide in them. I’m working on it!

  3. Amen honey! It’s all about self confidence. Too bad by the time we get it, we’re stuck in having to be “age appropriate”. But, that doesn’t stop me!!! Within reason of course 🙂

  4. Can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVED THIS POST!!! YAAAASSS! I think my style used to be Awkward Scared Tomboy, and it has now evolved to Classy Curvalicious with a Hint of Animal Print and Whimsy ♥♥♥

  5. Reblogged this on Suzie81 Speaks and commented:
    Have you met Rosie? Rosie’s the creator of A Red Kip and a Nude Shoe, and writes about all things fashion, beauty, travel, food and wine. I’m featuring her here as part of my week of Blog Love, and you can also check out her button in my sidebar! Enjoy – I’m sure you’ll love her!

  6. My style has always been more gypsy/bohemian because the clothes are comfortable and that style reflects what I feel myself to be. Capes and shawls and wearing only one earring are also my trademarks. I’m in my 80s now, and I haven’t changed since my twenties.
    I think women should dress in whatever way makes them feel free and easy.

    • I love the your style is still the same and you even have a trademark! I totally agree with having women feel comfortable in whatever they dress in. Thanks so much for reading 🙂 xo

    • Thanks so much D! I guess I’m on a roller coaster of heel height at the moment – I went from zero to 60 but think I’m regressing again back to good ol’ flats 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by xo

  7. Hi, I just found you through Suzie81Speaks and love your fashion. I totally agree, fashion is definitely personal. My style is changing and I’m now attracted to soft chiffon dresses with tights and boots. Not overly exciting but it helps me feel more feminine.

  8. I very much agree in that fashion is personal. Each one of us interprets it in a different way. I gravitate towards boyish, baggy and boxy designs. I have always been a tom boy and feel and look awkward in heels or dresses. I am practically glued to skinny jeans 😀

  9. Hmm… I just realized my style really hasn’t evolved at all and I’m still firmly in the tomboy corner. Most of it I’ll blame on my job, since you can’t really shoot motorsports in stilettos. Well, you can, but that’s a broken ankle (or two) waiting to happen. So I guess my style is mostly shabby with a very, very tiny hint of chic.

  10. I’d call my personal style Repurposed Audrey Hepburn meets 50 shades of fleece. My wardrobe is filled with mostly classic cuts and solid colors and a lot of fleece to keep me warm in the mountains. I like adding vintage, heirloom, thrifted and handmade accessories to complete my look.

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