Style of the day

So, I am new to this blogging thing, and basically I am not sure where to start. So I am starting with two things I know and love:

  1. Photography
  2. Fashion

Now, I don’t profess to be an expert on either, I am by no means a professional photographer, but I love to take photos. Whether it is with my phone, by SLR or my polaroid, I have a problem with constantly taking photos. I love to try and capture the beauty of things, and a photo really can say a thousand words in my opinion.

This is where my second love comes in. I am a trained fashion designer who has a very particular eye, and really does love a beautiful concept. I have worked within fashion since I was 18, and have had multiple jobs across the world, with my favourite job having been working as an Assistant Stylist in London. Putting together a look/concept is one of the most joyful things in the world to me, and if I get to wear my work, even better!

In a bid to combine these two loves, I am going to start my style of the day posts, on both this blog and my Instagram, which shows these looks I put together. For me, I love clothes, but when I see people on Instagram ‘modelling’ I find it is more about them than the outfit. Now I am not a skinny lady so not all clothes look good on me, and I am not a rich one either, so I can’t afford to buy lots of clothes, and I end up altering/upcycling/making some of my own things. As fashion is something I truly love, and believe should be available to everyone, I want to work with the magic of clothes without me being in the images. I am not the focus here, the clothes and the styling are.

So this photo shows my first style of the day post, which is displayed simply on a ladder in my self painted and designed bedroom.

When styling, I believe you should have a theme for your outfit, rather than just putting ‘nice’ things together, or going for what is ‘trendy’ at the time. My theme for tomorrow’s outfit is ‘grown up goth’. ‘Goth’ is a very interesting fashion style for me, because I think black on black clothing can be hard to pull off without looking too dark! So in a grown up version of ‘goth’, I have taken elements of the darkness associated with gothic style, but have added a liberal splash of colour to help balance out the outfit.

I have taken a lovely pair of slim fit grey jeans from Lindex, which have ripped detailing down the front, and am styling them with a black slogan t-shirt from Zara with a very gothic/satirical phrase ‘People Person’ inscribed on the front. This is a good basis for an outfit for me, jeans and a staple t-shirt, but I believe there has to be an element of fun and playfulness with any outfit. I recently purchased these fabulous pink earrings from Zara, and they became my inspiration for a pop of colour. They match wonderfully with my wide strap pink heel sandals from Next, and the beautiful watercolour flower print on this delicate kimono from H&M. I think pink adds a fun element to an otherwise entirely black ensemble without it looking too cheesy or over the top.

Personally I will style this will simple makeup, maybe lips with a slight pink tint to them, and my hair up in a messy ponytail so I can really show of those earrings!

Now I know this blog may not get any readers, and that’s okay, but if someone does read and feels inspired to try a new look then I will feel like I have given an element of fashion fun to someone else.

Looking forward to seeing what I will style tomorrow night for the next day!

Happy styling.

M.

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