I am in a style rut. There’s no two ways to put it – I’m having one of those moments (weeks…months?) where I can’t stand how I look in anything, and just want to start from scratch. It sounds like such a silly, whiny non-problem, but when so much of what you do involves your appearance, it can really start to get you down.
I’ve always had a bit of a style battle on my hands. I went from being an awkward tomboy who wouldn’t even wear a dress to my mum’s wedding (I insisted on a white suit…kind of chic when I think about it), to an alternative teenager who shunned the high street for punk-inspired indie stores (see the photo below!), to a slightly lost 24-year old who doesn’t feel like she fits in anywhere when it comes to fashion. I have my favourite brands, like Black Milk (whose clothes make me feel super sassy) but aside from that, I tend to struggle. I feel that nothing really suits me, and my wardrobe is almost exclusively black-and-white.
The thing is, I know what I like in my own mind. But when it comes to trying on clothes, or putting together an outfit, I have a total brain meltdown. I tend to get obsessed with one particular item (at the moment it’s this black blazer from Dorothy Perkins – it’s lovely, but not exactly mind-blowing) and wear it to death. Picking an outfit for an occasion sends me into meltdown, and I inevitably go for something boring each time. The thing is…I’m not a boring person. At all. So why can’t my style reflect my personality?
I think some of it is to do with the annoying, freezing cold weather we’re having at the moment. I hate being cold so just go for comfy options, which feels nice for a while but quickly makes me feel frumpy. In the summer I’m much more daring, and my rock-inspired style comes out more, but I still feel I want to mix it up a little. I know what I want to do…it’s just a case of getting there.
So what I’d really love is to hear your thoughts – how do you get out of a style rut? If you’ve read my blog or watched my videos before, what would you recommend for me to try out? Any help or advice would mean the world to me!
I’ll get there, and when I do I want to be able to post so much more about my style here on my blog. I just hope that time hurries itself up!