Hold the phone! We don’t class ourselves as trend setters and in no way are we fashion bloggers but, that being said, we definitely love shopping and fashion and well, looking good. Our style is usually a mixture of what catches our eye and what’s comfortable. Despite this, we felt it was worth showing what style we think we have off to you guys. Let us know what you think!
If chic can be used to define my look then I’d gladly accept it, because chic is always good, right? After having my daughter, it took me some time to figure out the new body I had, but also to bring back some touches of my old fashion style, before her. If I’m being honest, it took about 2-3 years before I felt like myself again in my own body and felt confident enough to be more sexy or playful in my attire. I don’t know why but somehow “sexy” or even “remotely attractive”, I struggled to even feel like I could be nice looking, if I ever was…debatable. I don’t know if over the years, I really had a fashion sense, I mostly dressed how I felt and it usually involved colour. I am one of those people who hardly own anything in black and even less in white…I wasn’t necessarily super body confident, but I guess I was just more oblivious to other’s perception and just threw clothes on and went on my way! Oh to go back, the perks of the early stages of social media. If there’s one thing I’d like again, it wouldn’t be the fashion so much, it would be the carelessness and just not really thinking too much about my body and how it appeared (which I can only wish for now). Case in point, the photo to the left…. It’s the most “revealing” thing I have ever worn and all I keep thinking about it just how lovely my boobs looked! Can I have those back!?!? I look back and think damn, I left the house in that and I remember having a fantastic night; because I felt like a million bucks- I guess gold sequins will do that to you.
I am in no way a brand-oriented person, I can’t be bothered and I can’t afford it. But equally so, you can find the same look you want to achieve through cheaper means, there is no reason to spend a fortune on clothes because like fashion, our bodies are also ever changing. I normally look for nice, classic items but all the while comfortable. You will also always see me gravitate towards colour rather than black; because, well- I’m black enough. I actually own very little black items of clothing, 😲 I’d say less than 5. I don’t normally shop with an outfit in mind, I tend to shop pieces and then create a look based on what I already own. I shop with my emotions, so if I love a piece, but don’t have anything to go with it, I’ll still buy it, because well- I liked it and sometimes it’s all about the initial feeling.
If there was one thing I would say my wardrobe was missing is a really well fitting, well tailored suit- I’m very much loving the current trend of colourful suits, especially from non traditional colours. It’s my dream to find a coloured suit, so I’m on the lookout for a nice one in a non-traditional colour.
- Do You Boo: If there is one piece of advise I would give, with my limited fashion knowledge, it would be to have fun with your clothes, if it makes you feel good about yourself then go for it. Forget rules, fashion norms (blegh) or other people’s opinions. Life is far too short and rules are made for breaking. I tend to find and wear pieces that are fun in some way and even if I have to dress something up or be professional, I still add my personality to it. Like the zebra tights or popping fun pins on the lapel of a blazer (I have a chill pill and peace sign one, to name a few)
- Find Classic Pieces: Fashion is ever changing, but there are still certain items that will never go out of style, like a simple black A-line dress, a well-fitting pair of jeans and a tailored dress shirt. No matter the latest trends, these items are probably worth investing in, because you can always build an outfit around them and they are timeless.
- Shop Consciously: This has been a new one for me, I’ve been trying to be more conscious of the footprint my clothes make, trying to be more money conscious and lastly trying to do my part for the planet. Really unique pieces can be found in thrift shops and I would recommend not judging them. I will say though, I won’t buy undergarments or bathing suits because well…(again, blegh).
Unique, Modest Chic:
If you were to ask me about my style, I would have to say that it is creative, unique and 100% based on how I’m feeling. I was just talking to a close friend about my style/the way that I dress. I’ve always dressed in a unique manner that has had me receiving comments like, “you look so dressy “, “oh I never would have thought to put those patterns (or colours) together “. I like to frame the things that I wear, in a manner that sets a precedent for my day. I like to think that if you look good or feel that you look good, you are bound to feel good! I’m by no means saying that this theory works for everyone, but it works for me and hasn’t failed me yet! 🤷🏾♀️
- To go for it: Okay! This is definitely a piece of advice that I need to take for myself! I like what I like and I’m hesitant to try something new, especially when it comes to my clothes. I’m always afraid that it will look bad, that I end up turning pieces of clothing down. I always find my moms voice telling me, “just try it!”
- Be You!: I cannot reiterate this notion enough. If we are not being ourselves, then who are we? I try my best to be myself no matter what I wear or buy. Colour is my bff so its very rare that you will find me wearing all black 🤷🏾♀️ its just not my favourite colour #sorrynotsorry.
- Colourful: Okay! So as I find myself realizing that R1 and I are VERY similar when it comes to our colour choices. We both are not very big clothing wearers of the colour black 🤔 but I must say, I have a LOT more black pieces than she does haha. You never know when a simple black skirt, whether it be penciled, flared and so forth can come in handy. So just note, there will ALWAYS be a splash of colour somewhere in my outfit, even if you can’t see it 😉😋.
How would you define your style? Do we have any thing in common with our fashion style? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!