In the wise words of Gianni Versace – ‘Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.’
It is exactly for this reason that I always choose clothes dependent on what appeals to me, whether last season’s garment or something that has quite simply never been categorised as ‘fashionable’ by the high street brands. Colour, texture and practicality are a huge part of my shopping process, with an eye that has become tailored to my individual taste over the years
Perhaps this is why my style is so broad and wardrobe is comprised of so many different styles – something I truly love about my ever expanding collection of clothing.
As discussed in yesterday’s charity shop haul post , I’m a huge shopping fanatic – especially where sales are concerned. The clue is in my fashion journalism degree!
A good fifth of my wardrobe is floral – mostly trousers and vintage skirts. My latest find, this gorgeous pair of Topshop trousers were discovered on the sale rail, for a staggeringly low £10. I took a risk on a size eight, which was slightly too large around the waist, but thankfully, my mum nipped in one of the sides seamlessly along the hem. Ta da! Whilst the ‘wide leg’ style has a flare appearance on my petite legs – a retrospective style that I am a hugely fond of.