Republic dress, Primark cardigan, H&M tights, vintage belt, Primark shoes, Fossil bag, name necklace, thrifted owl ring
As I’m sure you all know, I’m a Northern girl through and through. I was born and raised in North Yorkshire and now live in Leeds. Other than my fantasy life in New York (it’ll happen some day!), I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
The perception of Northern style often makes me stomp my feet and shake my head. The lovely Helen of Afeitar recently shared her anger at the portrayal of Scouse style at the Grand National – those Liverpudlian lasses are much more than Juicy tracksuits and bad fake tan.
Although many, many fashion bloggers are stylish Southern belles, there’s a growing community of Northern folk taking to the keys and preening their fashionable feathers. Some of my favourites are MJ from Dreaming Spires and Old Car Tyres, who studies in Oxford but hails from Hull; Kavita from I Heart Vintage, who’s a fellow Yorkshire girl; Aydan from Little Blog of Horrors, who kicks it in Scotland; Vicki from Magpie Girl, who wears those killer specs all over Northern Ireland; and my blogger bestie, Victoria from Lily Loves Lola who lives in Leeds.
As well as the bloggers themselves, there are some amazing blogging communities and projects based anywhere North of Watford (I joke) – like British Style Bloggers, which is run by two lovely ladies from York and Newcastle respectively, and my most bookmarked blog of the moment – Fashion Looks North. Run by Lauren and covering cities across the North, Fashion Looks North captures stunning style moments and shares them with the world.
If you’re a Northern blogger – whether you’re born and bred or just visiting – and you’d quite fancy meeting some likeminded people, tweet Rachel from BSB and let her know you’re interested.
So gang – what do you think? Where do you hail from? The North, the South, the middle bit? And do Essex girls really wear white stilettos*? I’d love to know!
*Tsk – of course they don’t.