It has been so long since I did a proper outfit post, it feels strange and I don't know why. My fashion blog started to grow in the instant that I began to post about my personal style and for a long time, I was really enjoying it. I found fashion blogging exciting and fun, but then after a while, I kind of lost myself, my confidence and my sense of style.
It's funny what looking at photos of yourself can do to you. You notice your flaws, flaws you can't change, flaws you're just going to have to learn to embrace. I started to feel uncomfortable with it all, like, I cringe so much when I look at my photos - I don't feel like I'm cool or interesting enough to blog about fashion or show my outfits. Instead of brewing in negativity about it though, I shifted the focus away from myself and threw my energy into beauty blogging instead. And that's exactly what I did.
But fashion is what I know and clothes is what I love. I have missed the personal style and fashion blogging element of my blog but I'm totally ready to pick up where I left of! Or at least my attitude towards it is ready to pick up where it left off! Styling and putting outfits together is suppose to be a bit of fun, so I'm not going to be putting pressure on myself to wear the latest trends or waste money on clothes that don't suit me just because "it will look good on my blog". And even if I consider an outfit boring (like the one I'm wearing in this blogpost), I'm not going to beat myself up about it. Because as much as I want my blog to come across as inspirational, I have to remember that being relatable is just as important too.
So, here I am, in a very old denim shirt, a £4 Primark top, a dorky backpack from New Look, a sweet little Routemaster necklace from Tatty Devine, a fresh pair of crisp, white lo-top Converse and ridiculous polka dot socks!
What are your thoughts on fashion blogging? Do you think it has changed in the past 5 years?
Are personal style posts something you still enjoy seeing on blogs?
To see more blog posts like this, check out all of the personal style posts I've ever done in the past 4 years.
What I Wore:
Shirt (Topshop - similar here) // Top (Primark) // Necklace (Tatty Devine via Hengelo) // Jeans (Topshop) // Converse (JD Sports) // Socks (F&F) // Backpack (New Look) // RayBan Wayfarers (Pretavoir)