I’ve often had the thought that I just need to change my entire ‘look’. Be more exciting, wear lipstick EVERY day, find a signature, stand-out thing; completely start again, clear out my whole wardrobe and just, have a different style. But realistically that is very unlikely to happen. For one thing, it’s very expensive to just get rid of all your clothes and start afresh. But for another, rebooting your style according to right now, one season, just doesn’t seem realistic. There are some seasons now where I’ll walk into a shop, look around and think, hmm, this season isn’t going to be for me. I don’t like graphic prints and they’re everywhere, so do you know what, I’m not buying them. Shopping for the sake of it, for what you think you need to wear to follow trends, is kind of exhausting, pretty wasteful and actually doesn’t help you to develop your own sense of fashion, as far as I’m concerned.
My aim for the future is to only buy clothes that I look at and love. I want to have a smaller wardrobe and like everything in it, rather than holding onto things that are perfectly nice, just not very me. If you’ve been looking at fashion week coverage and wanting to change your own style, my advice would be to at least change it to suit you, not to suit magazines, or bloggers, or Instagram styles. Take inspiration, sure, if you love a trend then absolutely go for it - but if you’re forcing your square peg into a round fashion-hole, just don’t bother! Fashion week should remind us that there is a huge variety of styles out there - and the point is to enjoy it, not copy every little piece.