In the past I have written several posts all revolving around style. These have been tips on how to find your personal style and about experimenting with your style. To be completely honest I’m feeling like a fraud as I feel like I’ve lost my own style.
Redefining My Style
This realisation came when I was looking for something to wear. It dawned on me I was reaching for exactly the same outfit every single day. For a start I feel like I’m stuck in a bit of a rut. I no longer feel like I know what suits me.
For a while my style mainly consisted of jeans, t-shirts and blazers but I moved away from this and began a love affair with shirts. I will forever be a huge fan of jeans but I have no clue what to wear on my top half. When I was looking through my drawers I realised they were just full of shirts. I also started looking back through photos of me and I have no clue what I was thinking. I actually think I look awful. How did I not know this at the time. Does anyone else ever do this?
Plan Of Action
There is literally no point keeping all these things that I know I’m not going to wear again. I think I will start by picking out anything I like and try and restyle it. If I can’t make it work then anything I won’t get the wear out of will go to charity.
Then I think I will give myself a style overhaul. I will always want to wear jeans but I need to find the elusive ‘nice top’. I know stores like Missguided now have that section on their site but I feel like I’m not their target demographic and can’t really get away with wearing half of it.
I’m also going to experiment more with different looks. I hate having to try things on in shops but I’m just going to have to go for it. Maybe even go for things I wouldn’t normally pick up.
Make More Effort
Part of the issue is that I looked back at images from a couple of years ago and I made so much more effort with my appearance. I don’t know what happened to change things, I guess I don’t feel like I need to impress anyone, but then I never have felt like that. I do lack time but then doesn’t everyone else and they still manage to look presentable.
I’m feeling like I’ve drifted away from the old me. There was a time when I would be permanently tanned, kept on top of getting my hair done, always had my nails done and my lash extensions were a continuous fixture. As sad as it sounds I did feel happier with myself then. I’m trying to get back to that now. I’ve just had my hair cut for the first time in about seven months and while I’m lash extension free I’ve tried LVL for the first time. Just these two tiny things have made me feel better already so I definitely think it’s time I start making more effort.
Does anyone else ever go through phases like this?