Finding your own personal style can be quite daunting and it can be years before you realise what works for you, what suits your body type and most importantly what you feel confident in! I’ve always been a lover of fashion, although my personal style is something I’m still working on and developing. In a world of consumerism we are surrounded by influences and bloggers who are constantly showcasing their latest hauls and what they are loving at the moment but in reality how many of these items actually get worn? I have bags of unworn clothes which I look at now and it sickens me to think how much money I’ve spent on fast fashion which has never seen the light of day.
Now I have to be a lot more conscious of my outgoings and a lot more selective with what I splurge my money on. I tend to only invest in wardrobe staples that will last season after season and I focus on pieces which I can style several different ways. It’s all about making the most of what you already have rather than splurging hundreds of pounds on different outfits every single month. If you are looking to splurge then hit the high-street and check out what they have to offer as most of the time you can find some insane designer dupes for a fraction of the price.
When it comes to fast fashion Primark is my absolute go to. They nail it on the head season after season and this year especially they have been absolutely smashing it out the park. My local store relocated to the high street late last year and the new branch is bigger, better and bursting with their latest drops. I find myself browsing the store at least once a week for inspiration and ideas on how I can incorporate the latest trends into my own wardrobe without spending a small fortune. With this in mind I’ve decided to start a series of posts on how I style different trends and pieces in several ways to get more wear out of my current wardrobe.
The first piece I am going to style is a simple white embroidered shirt which I picked up from Primark for about £12. This did actually come with sleeves which I removed as I wanted more of a distressed finish. The first style is a more casual, daytime look. I paired it with a simple pair of jeans and espadrilles and tied the shirt in a knot around the waist. My favourite thing about this look is it can be dressed up with a pair of heels to take you from day to evening. For the second look I wanted something smarter and more work appropriate. A lot of offices don’t let you wear jeans so I paired the shirt with a smart pair of bootcut trousers and a monochrome pair of heels to finish the look. You could even style with a belt around the waist and a knee high pair of boots which I would’ve loved to have done but unfortunately being 5ft 9 this wasn’t really an option for me! Considering how affordable this shirt is and how easy it is to style I’ve definitely got my money’s worth!
Shirt, Bag, Trousers & Jacket – Primark
Shoes & Sunglasses – Missguided
Shirt & Espadrilles – Primark
Jeans – New Look
Bag – SheIn