What 6 months of style blogging taught me about style
A few months ago, I decided to take a swing at this style blogging thing. By no means am I an expert, but I do love shopping so might as well make a full blown hobby out of it right? After about 6 months, I’ve really learned a few things about my personal style that I think are good rules in general.
I always end up regretting trends
It’s not that I don’t think trendy pieces are cute, it’s just after I wear them once or twice I am pretty much over it. On top of that, when every style blogger and their mother are wearing them, you really start to feel unoriginal fast. File teddy coats and leopard sweaters under this category. It’s best to find pieces that you really love instead of chasing the trends. Who knows, you may be the one to end up starting one.
When your budget is not unlimited, it’s best to plan it out.
Unfortunately, in 6 months I did not get 100k followers and unlimited brand partnerships to fun my wardrobe. I buy pretty much everything myself. In the name of trying to keep up, I bought a few pieces that I regret. They didn’t really fill holes in my waredrobe and they weren’t totally in line with my personal style. Really looking at your waredrobe and figuring out what you need, and evaluating how many different ways you can style a piece helps make better decisions when buying new clothes.
Neutrals + classics will always be my jam
I definitely tried to branch out and add a few different colors to my waredrobe and (shocker) I regret it. I bought this coral striped shirt during the nordstrom sale because it was $11 and it has officially been retired to a PJ shirt because its not me and I will never wear it. Thankfully it was only $11, but I can’t say that’s the only thing like that. It’s always good to try new things, but also if you know that’s not who you are just embrace it.
It’s ok to repeat looks
This one may be a little specific to fellow bloggers, but I think everyone can use a little encouragement with this. If it’s your favorite shirt, wear it. If the outfit fits the vibe you want for the day, but you already posted a pic in it? Wear it. I think finding a piece of clothing you truly love is magical. It really doesn’t happen that often, so when it does, wear the hell out of it.
Make it fun
I mean seriously, just chill and have fun with it. If that’s not the point of fashion, I don’t know what is.
Develop your style and stick to it.
I’m not saying it’s not ok to change, but my favorite style bloggers really have a style that is really defined. If your vibe is badass chic, you should totally rock it even if that’s not on trend. There’s so many people doing the same thing. You can’t afford to not be you if you want to stand out.