Personal style is a funny thing. Some days I feel so ME when I wear a certain item of clothing, outfit or colour, and other days I strive to wear something that's so NOT ME, just to push myself a little. I think clothing has always been the one area in my life that I'm not afraid to take risks in or afraid to try something different. When I was in secondary school around the ages of 14-16, before social media 'taught'everybody what exactly style was, I wore a LOT of questionable outfits. At the same time, I don't ever remember being self conscious about them (and I'm pretty much self conscious about everything else). How I could tell if my outfit choices were a bit 'out there' was if my best friend gave me a weird look like ''what the hell are you wearing?'', which at the time just reassured me I looked 'cool' or at least different. I think now, in the age of social media, it can be hard to be different when you're so used to looking at certain trends or styles, it's nearly ingrained in us what we 'should' be wearing. But don't forget to wear whatever it is you want to wear, whether it's a five year old trend, something that has never been trending or just something that isn't necessarily very YOU.
I'd say a year or so ago, I wouldn't have dreamed I'd wear an outfit like this. Like, ever!! A pinafore dress?.. Loafers?.. Not a chance. But lately I'm trying to embrace my more feminine side, and the side of me that's almost in her mid twenties and feels as if she should dress like it. Pinafore dress = feminine. Loafers = woman who's got her sh*t together (maybe).
Also, please excuse my fairly moody face in some of these photos. It was an extremely windy day, and also, just as we stepped out to take these, it started to rain. The joys! But I did get to try out my new 50mm Lens that I picked up just before I went to London, and that depth of field makes up for any amount of rain. I'll be playing around with this lens a good bit in the next few posts so I'll be able to give a proper review of it soon, if you guys would be interested in that. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I better get dressed and head to college now. I have a lot of work to do!xx
wool coat by me / river island loafers / bershka dress / forever21 polo neck / specsavers glasses