Stylish Life

                           ‘Fashion fades. Only style remains the same.’  — Coco Chanel

I absolutely love this quote. It is one that I personally try to remember. To me it means be yourself with fashion, let it reflect you, not the other way around. I try to have my own style rather than wear what everyone is wearing. I want my clothing and beauty choices to reflect me. Your clothes should tell everyone a little something about yourself.  Truth is I love fashion and all it contains. But who am I when it comes to fashion?

I am, at 24 years old, still trying to understand my style. My fashion sense. I look at other girls around me or on blogs and wonder “am I doing something wrong? Am I frumpy? Lazy?” I mean I get compliments on how I look and wear my clothes, but I still have that occasional insecurity. I think we might all struggle with that.

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Don’t get me wrong I’m comfortable and I like how I look (even with the occasional insecurities). I think that’s the most important thing about fashion, it’s what makes you happy. So that’s what I try to remind myself. Sometimes it feels like I’m alone, but I try to be okay with that.

Those who know me or follow me on Instagram or read my posts have an idea on how I dress. I hardly wear quote on quote “nice” tops or blouses. Don’t get me wrong I totally will if I’m feeling it and the time is right. But it’s not common.

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Normally I dress in what is considered ‘edgy casual’, or at least close to that area of dress. I guess if could be said that I style myself similar to the computer hackers on TV. Think similar to Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot or Skye from Agents of SHIELD.

I only wear dark-colored pants. Usually only black or dark blue. In the past year I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight due to health issues so now I can comfortably wear jeggings and skinny jeans. They are my new favorite pants. They work perfectly with my shoe choices.

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My top is 9 times out of 10 going to be a t-shirt, but hardly ever a plain one. I’m just not usually a fan of plain shirts (though I did get a couple new ones that I love). I love graphic tees. The shirts I usually wear is always promoting my favorite fandoms, my former University, or has some silly statement across it. Like my pants most of my shirts are black or other dark color (i.e. grey, blue, etc). Though sometimes people try to force me to wear color. I’m just not a fan of bright colors, unless it’s my shoes or socks.

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Often times, particularly as it gets colder I will add a long sleeve shirt over my t-shirt. The long sleeve shirts I wear are commonly plaid. I’ve always loved plaid designs and it is usually the only way I add any color to my actual outfit.

As I said in this post I am usually wearing a jacket. Even over the long sleeve shirt and t-shirt. I have a dozen jackets to choose from. If I’m going out it will usually one of my leather jackets, but occasionally I will wear one of my favorite hoodies. All my jackets are in darker colors. I have had to learn how to make these jackets as fashionable and stylish as possible since I’m too cold to go without.

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Oh, me in a hat.
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Another hat. I guess hats are another vital piece to my style

As stated above I like colorful shoes. I love a great pair of Converse and I usually want them in a great color. I have a pair in bright orange. My other go to shoe is my military style boots. They are sturdy and comfortable and they have all these great accessories on them i.e. ties, buckles, and zippers. Occasionally I’ll do my high heel boots if I’m feeling extra confident, because as stated in this post I’m not great in walking in heels.

I’m try to say is that everyone needs to accept themself and how they dress. It may not be like everyone else, or maybe it is like everyone else. Either way if you’re happy and feel good about yourself keep doing you. No one should dictate how anyone should dress. That’s why fashion is a form of expression, right?

What is your favorite items to wear? Your style? How did you start to accept your own style?

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10 Comments on “Stylish Life

  1. I love your style. Especially your all-black outfit with the leather jacket! I am more neutral and wear the plain t shirts with hardly any colour. But to me style is defined by people who stay true to themselves. I think you can always tell, when someone is dressing for themselves or trying to dress a certain way. There is an chic, effortless that shows when you dress for you.

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    • Oh Thank you! I love that jacket.
      Exactly, Everyone has to dress how they feel is right. I’m finally getting to the point of accepting that my style is MY style. No apologies.
      And you have a beautiful style. I always get a little inspiration and try to incorporate it to my style.

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  2. I think you have great dress sense – forget the “nice” tops that everyone wears on Instagram, they’re overrated and you just do you! Also I love your pixie cut and the dark lip you’re wearing in some of these photos – tres chic. I tried hair like that once but it just didn’t suit me and I was dying for it to grow back faster. It looks so good on you! xx

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  3. I love your style, it’s important to be true to you and love what you wear. I understand the madness in learning your style, I’m still on a journey of style and slowly working that out xo

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    • Thank you!
      I have always thought it terrible that people who are not in the smaller sizes have trouble finding cute clothes. Everyone deserves cute clothes and clothing and fashion designers need to start seeing that.
      One thing I’ve learned is accessories can help any look. Even if I’m wearing my worst outfit.

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      • Oh colorful shoes are my favorite! I have a bright orange pair of shoes and I love adding it to my darker outfits. it’s such a contrast. And I do love a great scarf

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