Staying true to Your Style – 5 Tips

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you my outfit from this past weekend.

I attended a family Christening in London on Saturday and as usual left my outfit until the very last minute. When I say last minute, I mean I ordered it on Friday evening and it arrived 15 minutes before we left the house the following day!! Whoever introduced next day delivery, you saved my life!

It’s completely unlike me to rock up in a bold print, but recently, I’ve been introducing prints to my wardrobe and really enjoy wearing them. I can’t tell you how many people complimented me on this dress on Saturday, saying the colour brought out my green eyes and looked lovely with my blonde hair. It’s fair to say my head was pretty big by the end of the day!

My style is very minimal classic, and I try to stick to this even when incorporating fashion trends. It’s so easy to lose focus when trying to be “in fashion”, and I’m the first person to admit I’ve lost focus with my style many a time. But I think it’s so important to still be you. I spotted this dress and instantly knew it was my style, with the added bonus that it ticks off not one but two Autumn/Fall 2016 trends – animal print and olive green colour.

Keeping accessories to a minimum and in my signature heels, I’m keeping focus on the dress as well as staying true to my minimal style.

Also, I am obsessed with my new bag that I wore out for the first time on Saturday. I spotted it in the shop and instantly knew I couldn’t leave without it! It takes inspiration from Chloe with its design and looks way more expensive than it actually is. Win win!

Here are some tips I’ve learnt for staying true to your style:

Be comfortable!

If you try something on that’s on trend, but instantly feel uncomfortable, take it off immediately! It’s a warning sign that I trust every single time.

Don’t feel like you need to be rocking every trend.

There are sooooo many times I’ve bought something because it’s the ‘IT’ product of the season, but it’s just collected dust in my wardrobe. Remember that trends pass but products remain in your wardrobe, so unless you’re going to get the wear out of it, it’s just a waste of money.

Check your diary.

Fallen in love with a certain velvet dress and feel like you have to have it because velvet is huge this season? If you don’t have an occasion in the diary where you know you’ll wear it, don’t buy it!

Try not to copy entire outfits.

Take inspiration instead. I’ve learnt this over the years after trying to copy Olivia Palermo’s outfits. The difference is, Olivia’s outfits are on point because she’s effortlessly thrown them together and it’s her style. The same outfit on me looks ridiculous. Why? Because we’re both completely different people and what looks great on her, doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll suit me.

Stick to the high street for quick trends.

Certain trends pass from season to season but products will remain in your wardrobe, so I always stick to the high street for fast fashion. If you know a certain trend will stick around for years to come (such as florals or a faux fur coat), that’s when you can invest on more expensive items so that they last.

I hope these tips help! How would you describe your style? Do you have any tips to share? Let me know in the comments below!

wearing: animal print dress | shoulder bag | black heels | chain bracelet

asos green midi dress workwear weekend style chloe style shoulder bag

asos green midi dress workwear weekend style chloe style shoulder bag