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My strange relationship with fashion

You may have noticed that my blog has been gradually overhauled and updated in the last few months (and still is – new logo coming soon!), and yet I haven’t gone with the same fashionable layout as most top bloggers at the moment – you know the kind – the picture that doesn’t scroll with your mouse, and the blocks of pictures. There is no doubt that this style looks beautiful, but I personally find it confusing. I like a blog that has clear categories that are easy to find, as well as a way of reading everything in order with the most recent post first. I hope I’m doing the right thing (I have already been complimented on the clear layout), but I’ve decided to keep my blog unfashionable, but in a way that suits me. My fashion sense with clothes works in a similar way……

For example, I know I have broad shoulders and large upper arms, so you aren’t for the life of me going to get me in an off-the-shoulder bardot top or one with the cut-out bits over the upper arms because I know I’m not going to look good in it no matter how much it’s fashionable. Don’t get me wrong though – at the same time as completely disregarding it; I do actually love fashion! It’s strange, because I love reading articles about the next season’s trends and scrolling through pictures from the latest catwalk shows. I also often feel more confident than usual if I’m walking down the road wearing something I know to be at the height of fashion. However, if there’s one thing I hate; it’s wearing the same thing as everyone else!

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There is nothing more annoying that having my own ‘thing’, only for it to become fashionable and then find everyone else is wearing it! For example I used to wear shawls every winter, and then last year, when I saw my niece and her friend wearing one, I decided it was time to stop! I know it doesn’t make sense – there’s no need to tell me! I just didn’t want people to think I was only wearing a shawl because it was the fashion. And now I worry that’s now ‘so last year’ that if I wear one people will think I’m not up-to-date and that I don’t realise they’re really unfashionable now!

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So I like to think I don’t care what other people think about what I wear, but as you can see, I obviously do! And I have this weird thing going on where I love looking at fashion magazines and blogs and seeing what trends are coming up, but at the same time, I don’t want to buy something just because it’s fashionable! I’ll usually pick out the trends I do actually like, and wear those items I already have in my wardrobe that correspond. You know what a hoarder I am – I probably have it from when it was last in fashion!

Festival fashion

Festival fashion

Do you buy new clothes every season, or do you buy an item to last a while?

 

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