I spent most of my late teens and early 20’s wandering around in a fashion wilderness not knowing what to wear. I tried to follow fashion magazines, copy what I saw on TV, borrow clothes from my fashion forward friends but all to no avail, I still looked an awkward mess. My mother has never been one for girly things. She taught me the offside rule by the time I was 6 and we’ve sat next to each other at football all my life, but I was never once shown how to blow dry my hair or educated about what clothes I was suited too, I just wore what was bought for me.
Then 5 years ago I read a magazine article that changed my life called ‘define your style in 3 words’. It advised that you just need three words to sum up how you like to dress, then each time you look to buy a new item of clothing check they fit into one of these categories to make sure it will suit your style.
I chose Vintage, Floral and Boho – now, I’m not so sure.
I want to update my look. I am desperate for a capsule wardrobe. One less thing to cause me stress in the morning.
These days I want to look more grown up and serious, less floaty and free-sprited I guess. Being self employed I spend my days pitching ideas and selling myself, I need a wardrobe that backs up the claims I make. Yet being a mother, and one who is almost always at the school gates and never turns down an invite for coffee, I also want to dress relaxed and approachable at the same time.
I’m thinking something like this?
These videos from Fashion World have also been quite helpful…
Uhhh….I so desperately want to be effortless stylish….I just don’t know if I have it in me.