I have begun sharing my #ootd photos on Instagram more often recently. I find it a useful prompt to make a little more effort with the outfits I am planning and usually because I am actually impressed that I haven’t just pulled whatever was clean off the hanger. A habit I got far to use to recently. My friend Fliss has the most inspiring styling page. She is my #stylegoals she can just pull things together so easily, without spending a whole load of money on each item so I have tried to take a leaf out of her book and be a little more creative with where I shop and how I style things. Check out her youtube video here on charity shop tips, I found it so useful. I also really enjoy, From Roses What I Wore posts, they are beautifully simple but I love gaining an insight into how people put outfits together.
I love how clothes can make me feel, how confident a good outfit can make me but I am not one for spending a lot of money and I also don’t get the opportunity to shop much. I live in a fairly rural location where even local high street stores are a drive away and I don’t have much free time to browse online stores. If I want new clothes it is easier to have something in mind and search for similar items because perusing retail websites consumes too much of my time.
A lot of the outfits I wear are recycled pieces, charity shop, high street or sale. I love a slogan Tshirt, an oversized jumper or a pair of tapered trousers. A style I never thought I would get into. My style also goes from casual/ smart casual to countryside-esq so it is a very mixed bag. My work is also very casual resulting in home/ work outfits merging into one but I am hoping to share weekly outfit posts like these and the links of where to buy items from to keep me on track of planning the night before. I am also hoping it makes me a tad more creative with what I already have.
I am really into sustainable fashion. As easy as it is to go out and buy from our high streets, I try hard to recycle, buy second hand etc to just give the environment a little help. You will not hear me worrying about buying something new for an occasion. If I already own a dress or an outfit which I feel happy in, I will wear it again and again. I’d rather get wear out of something I love than contribute any more to landfill.