Regaining my Fashion Confidence

You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet round here when it’s come to fashion and there’s a million and one different reasons for that but all of that is about to change as I attempt to regain my fashion confidence. Back when I started my blog in 2014, I was coming to the end of my law degree and knew I didn’t want to pursue a career in law. I had a keen interest in fashion but I wasn’t really sure how to explore this so after researching online I found the best thing to do would be to start a blog. Initially I started documenting my everyday outfits and styling tips but after the last few years it has developed into more of a lifestyle focused place.

I really want to start up with more regular fashion posts again but when it comes to my own personal style I’ve kind of got myself stuck in a rut and completely lost any fashion confidence I did have. During university I favoured comfy, casual outfits over sleek and fashionable, so you would usually find me in jeans, trainers and whatever tee I happened to chuck on that day. None of my outfits required any thought or effort, I literally would just throw on the first thing I grabbed and head off. I always aspired to be one of those girls who looked fashionable and well put together all the time but I’d rather have an extra 20 minutes in bed then straighten my hair and apply a full face of make up. I guess you could even say I never really did find my fashion confidence. Fast forward a few years and I found myself working in a bar where I basically lived in my work uniform for 50 hours a week. When I wasn’t at work I was either sleeping or out drinking, 95% of the time in my uniform after work, so again I didn’t have to worry about what I was wearing. Even when I was promoted to management and allowed to wear my own clothes, because of the nature of the work, I just use to wear the same things on repeat as they would usually end up covered in crap and ruined within a month anyway.

My current job is the first place where I don’t have to worry about what I am wearing getting ruined so its allowed me to become a little more experimental with my outfits. Don’t get me wrong for the first 12 months I lived in the same pair of black primark trousers with the same 6 long sleeved shirts on rotation, but recently the weather has meant black trousers just aren’t an option anymore. About this time last year I developed a skin condition linked to stress which popped up all over the back of my legs and so I spent the entire Summer living in jeans. With temperatures over 30 degrees this year, I’ve had no choice but to ditch the denim and embrace the bare legs, even with a couple of patches still. I’ve had the mother of all clear outs and started listing all my unwanted garms on Mercari as I attempt to strip back my wardrobe and keep only the items which I feel comfortable and confident in. I’ve dived into the deep, dark corners of my wardrobe and I’ve found some hidden gems which I’ve fallen back in love with – including the jumpsuit I am wearing above. I bought this a few years ago but I’ve never actually had the confidence to wear it until a few weeks ago.

I want to start taking more photos of my outfits and start documenting my journey to finding my own personal style, sharing any tips and tricks I learn along the way. I’m not exactly cut out to be the next top fashion blogger with my awkward posing and complete lack of body confidence, but I want to grow and develop my fashion confidence behind the camera, and the only way to do that is to keep practicing. So keep your eyes out for my fashion content coming soon!

If you have any posts about finding your personal style, detoxing your wardrobe or creating a capsule wardrobe then please leave them below.

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    • tanya
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      July 29, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Beth’s post actually really inspired me to clear out my wardrobe properly! Now just to replace everything I have got rid of xx

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