I've missed wearing shirts underneath jumpers. I'd forgotten how much I like the whole 'collar-peeking-out-from-beneath-the-jumper' thing. Maybe it's the change of season that's caused me to rekindle my affection for it.
Apologies for the brief posts, but I have a few more exciting ones lined up and as well as an upcoming project so stay tuned :)
(Also, definitely go and check out the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack if you haven't already.)
Is it now officially cold enough to warrant multiple layers? I remain unsure, but am preparing for the usual sudden drop in temperature and for the overnight seasonal change where gloves become necessary.
Also trying to get back into the swing of ~uni life~, although trying not to spend a fortune which is a tricky balance to readjust to. Just sticking to the socials and places that do 2 for 1 cocktails and I shouldn't be bankrupt by the end of the semester. Fingers crossed.
This is a topic is feel is overwhelmingly important, because ultimately, isn't that what fashion really is? Creating an outfit that will make you feel the best about yourself.
So I have a guest post on this very issue from the lovely people from Lookbook Store..
It's been said that putting together an outfit is like choosing how you want the world to see you. Indeed, clothes play a role, albeit not directly, on a girl's confidence. That probably explains why a lot of girls take the time to check themselves at the mirror most of the time, or spend countless hours shopping for the latest trends. The practice is not so much about who wore what but who look great. After all, if you like what you're wearing, you'll feel good. And when you feel good, it'll show in the face. So yeah, it may sound shallow, but clothes can help increase confidence. To use clothes for to grow your confidence, here are some tips to follow:
Identify your personal style. It helps to have a clear idea of how you want to dress, what kind of impression you want to make and where you want to go. If you're in tuned with your own style, you’ll appear more confident in the clothes you wear.
Also, this may sound cliché but the saying, "Birds of the same flock together," doesn't always ring true. So even if it's tempting to copy the same style your friends have, if you're uncomfortable, don't. After all, if they're your friends, they'll respect your choice of fashion even if it's completely the opposite of theirs. Go for whatever floats your boat.
Know what best fits on you.If you’re wearing clothes that fit you properly, you'll be more relaxed and comfortable. And in turn, you will feel more confident because you know you're looking at your best. That being said, if you're shopping for clothes at Lookbook Store, be sure to check out the sizing chart of the product you have in mind. Better yet, read the store's blog about how to get accurate body measurements to make sure the clothes you buy will really fit.
Choose the right colours for your skin tone.Selecting the right colour for you is quite challenging, but it’s one of the keys to looking good and feeling great. So it really helps to choose clothing colours that complement your natural skin colour.
Because the kinds of clothes you wear can increase your level of confidence, it really pays to invest on fashion. Do remember, though, that doing a fashion makeover may not change how you feel inside overnight, but, it'll put you in the path to feeling good about yourself eventually.
My mum informed me I looked like someone who was about to go and tell fortunes when I went out in this a few evenings ago. I can't help but stick to my monochrome comforts, but the celestial print mixes things up a little and I was lucky to find the crop on ebay for a pleasing £6 :)
Also hugely pleased with these pretty pieces from the magic ones, the camera really cannot capture the colours of the opal pendant.. Will definitely be purchasing more!