Finding Happiness In Your Own Personal Style

In the age of social media we so often find ourselves being told by celebrities and influencers what we should and shouldn't be wearing. When you scroll through social media (Instagram - I'm looking at you especially), you're all consumed by the world of trends and style/beauty expectations. Magazines are rammed full of pages telling you what you should and shouldn't be wearing this season and half the time I find myself saying "Really? Is that really a trend?".

People have a real tendency to follow the crowd and dress solely in the style that everyone's advocating because that's what's 'in'. As a result of this, you often find yourself getting sucked into styles and trends that aren't exactly authentic to your own true style.

The purpose of this post is by no means to slate anyone who promotes or chooses to follow fashion tends. I want to try and eliminate the pressures created by the fashion industry and encourage people to take a step back from the world of fashion influencers and glossy magazine covers and truly embrace who you are and how you truly want to look.

Finding your own personal style can be a long road and you may go around the block a few times before you find something which is authentically you. Something which just matches your personality to a T.

I've made a conscious effort to only buy pieces which truly bring joy to my wardrobe, rather than just those which you're more likely to find on the popular pages of fashion websites. In doing this, I've forged my own style in which I feel confident, happy and inspired.

The style I've gravitated towards very much reflects who I am as a person, it's personal to me and this adds a whole other layer of confidence. My personal style is very vintage-inspired; lots of tea dresses, mini skirts, floral patterns and collared shirts. I take inspiration from fashion from the 50's and 60's and the nature of these styles flatters the natural curves of my figure and puts focus on my waist; one of the parts of my body I'm most confident about.


I guess the message I'm trying to get across is embrace trends, by all means, but don't find yourself all consumed by them to the point you're not staying true to your own personal style. Be you and only you.

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