Wearing: Ted Baker dress via charity shop, Gap long sleeve tee, Topshop tights, Primark brogues, Zara bag, ASOS scarf, Miss Selfridge ring
On: Tuesday 25th January
For: Acting all professional-like
Question – do you notice a difference in your style from year to year? I think blogging is a brilliant way to catalogue sartorial shifts. It’s like the digital version of those old photo albums stored in your loft – page after page of floral sleeveless shirts and floppy velvet hats (my early 90s Blossom phase coincided with the purchase of a new family camera).
I’ve only been writing this blog for a year and a bit, but the difference between my 23-year-old dress sense and my current, 25-year-old dress sense is noticeable. I like simple, high quality basics, clean lines and subtle ‘fashionable’ touches, like the shoulder pads on this dress (christened ‘shoulder boobs’ by the Mr).
Take the stripy, nautical-themed outfit I’m wearing here and compare it to this one, worn a mere seven months ago. The two seem poles apart and I no longer own any of the items in the older outfit. Have my tastes really changed that much?
Well, no. I still love cute tea dresses, bright tights, quirky jewellery and classic brogues. Those pieces form the backbone of my style and will always feature in my wardrobe. But as I get older, I feel more comfortable in my clothes – I’m more sure of my style now. I’ve grown into it.
Do you feel like your sense of ‘style’ (whatever the word means to you) gets stronger as you get older?