“Style is something each of us already have, all we have to do is find it.”
The above quote is a perfect example of how blogging has improved my wardrobe over the past three years. Starting out as a new blogger, I would look out for fashion trends in the industry or what other people where wearing at the time.
The thing about stye however is that style is always evolving. So we are constantly finding ourselves and learning and unlearning how we want to dress. Over the past three years, I have learnt not to shop just for shopping sake and most importantly not to buy trending things I would only wear in the moment.
Although many might not think much of it, documenting your style in public is a good way to show you how you have evolved style wise over a certain period of time. Making my style public has made me more conscious of how I represent myself, therefore, I have become more accountable of how I look in the public eye.
Indeed, I have used my style as an experimental project over the years and this has helped me understand what cuts and shapes I like as well as what works for my body type. I hear a lot of people tell me, ” you’re slim, you can wear anything.” The truth is I really can’t. I need to wear clothes that do not exaggerate how slim I am.
Prior to blogging, my wardrobe consisted of mainly jeans and leggings, as these are the things I felt most comfortable in. In addition to this, I used to shop pretty often buying things that were in fashion and trending at the time. Another bad habit I had encouraged the sale culture.
This meant that I would buy things even though I did not need them just because they were on sale. These days, I am more deliberate with what I buy. Whether it is on sale or not, I am more particular about whether I would be wearing it ten years down the line and if the quality is that great. Truth be told, sale or no sale, you are still spending money on these things and throwing them away once you grow out of them.
If an item isn’t screaming take me home or I do not see value in it, then I am not buying it. These days, I can instantly tell when a trend is not for me. I know what I like and this really helps when looking for new pieces of clothing to add to my wardrobe.
The blogging world has made me realize that no matter how hard you try, it is always going to be hard keeping up with your competition. So you are really better off just doing you and sticking to your personal style.
You don’t go purchasing things because the next person has it, or because it looks good on them. We all have different body types and come in different shapes and sizes, so really just because an item looks good on the next person, that does not mean it would look good on you too.
Further, the world is extremely visual these days. An outfit my look good in a picture but wouldn’t look the same physically. So don’t believe the hype and really just do you. Blogging has made me see value in timeless pieces like this green palazzo pants I have styled in this post. I have had these pants for about 3-4 years now and it is honestly one of the best investments I have ever made style wise. I got my pants from a small boutique here in atlanta – find them online here. The quality is amazing and I keep finding new ways to style it every time I wear it. It is truly versatile.
I know what I like, I know what suits me and I am constantly creating a niche for my own style as seasons pass. I also have more quality pieces I can wear over and over again that suit a variety of occasions – that’s how blogging changed my wardrobe.
Has your personal style changed or evolved over the years? What do you think influenced this style change? Let me know in the comment section.
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