What is style? Is it a perception of ones personality or simply just a way to express our creativity? Over the last year, my style has gradually been progressing and changing, I’m sure it will continue to do so as I develop as a person. Eleanor from www.eleanorclaudie.com and we wanted to give you an insight into how our styles have changed over the last year, so has your taste in clothing changed? After reading this post definitely go over to my girls Eleanor’s blog and give her some loveeeee ! <3
(Bershka Embroidered Blazer or click here for similar)
In the past, especially at the start of 2016 I use to wear bright colours to accentuate my outfits. Ever since a young age my parents have helped me create my own style by telling me that bright colours suited my tanned skin tone. It’s true to say that I can often wear bright yellows and greens without a problem, however, over the last year I have become more experimental with not just colours but bold prints. Patterns have been around for a long long time, such as the classic polka dot all the way to the modern day “Aztec” inspired print. I feel that patterns can seriously jazz up a very simple and make it look more put together and in a way a bit out there hahaha 😛 . I’m especially in love with designs that have bold colours… haha I know what a surprise 😀 ! Although, I mainly wear prints in the summer months because in I feel that bright block colours are better adding some “vavazoom” to grey winter days. What do you think about patterns? Comment down below! <3
(Whistles Ponyskin Plimpsols or click here for similar)Ahhhhhh texture …. I literally love it so much! I find that adding texture to an outfit makes you appear a little more fun and experimental 😉 . Over the last year I’ve been wearing more and more texture, especially when wearing a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The three pieces of texture I love the most are definitely fur/ponyskin, embroidery and velvet. Although I’ve been wearing faux fur for years now, I’ve been wearing more patterned or patchwork pieces to fuel my new love for motifs and structure ! Despite my love for texture, it’s definitely more of a winter trend rather than a summer one. The warmer months should be a time of airy and light clothing, while heavily textured pieces are often heavy and therefore do not suit the summer months. Recently I’ve been really loving velvet pieces especially as it got the end of 2016; velvet is such a glamorous material which dates back all the way 60’s… Very very Audrey Hepburn indeed 😛 . (One of my most treasured style icons of all time.) 😀 Comment down below on your favourite type texture! 😀
In the past, I’ve always kept to simple silhouettes because of my petite frame. Experimenting with the shape is a good way to branch out and be a little different without drastically stepping into something too bold and daring. I started off with things that weren’t very audacious, such as bell sleeves and oversized shirts. As I got more and more experimental and confident, I started looking at ruffles, tie front shirts and asymmetric hems. I must admit, I really enjoyed experimenting with shape because it is something I really haven’t done in the past before! I would definitely suggest that if you want to try explore more with your wardrobe but are still a little afraid, try changing the shape of the clothes you wear. As I said earlier its the best first step you can make. 😀
So… How has my style changed? I guess I’ve become much more experimental and try to find unique pieces which really portray my bold, silly and constantly overexcited personality haha 😛 Just remember that your style is all about representing WHO YOU ARE and WHO YOU WANT TO BE in life, so make it yours and yours only 😛 .
I hope you enjoyed this post and please don’t forget to go on over to Eleanor’s blog to see how her style changed ! Click the image above to have a sneak peak of her post <3
Lots of Love, Izzy xxx