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Finding Your Personal Style

PERSONAL STYLE.
Photography by Joe Galvin

Personal style is a funny thing, for some it's straight forward but for me it's forever changing. It's also been a real journey for me in working out what works for me. I'm naturally influenced by so many different medias, from street style to editorial features, Look book videos and blogs. It's a never ending cycling of oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over something new and my wardrobe is constantly overflowing with different patterns and textures - whilst also containing a million and one of the same item in varying shades. It can be a little overwhelming and some days, really hard to dress!

But recently I've felt like my personal style has really started to form. Documenting my outfits for the blog has really helped shape this as I get a real overview of what I like about my outfits and what really doesn't work for me. I can instantly see the items I feel truly comfortable in now and this gives me a much clearer idea of what I need in my wardrobe going forward. It also gives me an excuse to start investing in more hardwearing of special versions of my most worn pieces, as I know they'll be worth every penny and will last a life time.

Over the past month especially I feel like I've learnt a huge amount about my style and how I want my wardrobe to look going forward, so today I thought I'd share these lessons with you:

1. Just because you're short doesn't mean your hemlines need to be shorter, if anything, longer silhouettes often look better.

2. A super skinny fit is not always the most flattering.

3. Impulse purchases never work out. I now prefer mulling over a purchase for a longer period of time and midnight ASOS hauls have now been banned. The nature of fast fashion often leads to purchases that are less thought out and are less likely to stand the test of time in your wardrobe. Even shopping for basic essentials on ASOS now requires a thought out shopping list.

4. I hate prints. I buy them and NEVER wear them, no matter how wearable they are.

5. I just love heels.

6. If it doesn't make you feel a million dollars, it's not worth keeping. Even if it's a basic item that you're not fussed about. Keep looking. Finding the perfect white tee can be life changing. If that dress highlights a part of you you're not keen on, don't keep it.

7. It's okay if your personal style isn't typically stylish or overly current. I wish I looked great in prints, or suited seventies vibes. But I don't. I like clean cuts, feminine shapes, simple pieces with monochrome tones and hems that hide my least favourite parts. That's fine too.

8. I don't need any more roll neck jumpers. But I really love them.

9. Black is my winter jam and white is my summer jam and experimenting with textures will be the way forward for a monochrome lover like myself.

10. It's okay to secretly love that black faux fur yetti coat in your closet. Just because you look like you could be your Pomeranians biological parent doesn't make your look any less on point.

Et Voila! I feel like my style journey and the lessons I've learnt stem way past these ten little points, but this really is just the start. I've grown up a lot over the past year, and the way I behave towards my wardrobe has also. My approach to style feels far more holistic rather than just what is on trend right now (but don't get me wrong I still love a good trend). I'm so excited to continue documenting my outfits over the course of this year and I'm so excited for us to collectively watch how things develop!

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  1. I think it's definitely important to wear what makes you feel good, who cares what is in fashion or what others think! I'm definitely learning what things suit my body more each day.

    Ella xx

    http://www.truthfullyella.co.uk/

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  2. I adore this look on you, and I absolutely love your tips on finding your personal style. I am definitely guilty of impulse buying, and those late-night ASOS purchases really add up.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  3. These are great tips. I always find myself buying things I feel 'meh' about just because I can't find anything better so I resolve to stop that from here on out! Also, I absolutely love that bag...where is it from? It looks expensive so I'll probably be gutted when I find out I can't afford it but thought I'd ask anyway just in case!

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  4. Very nice look, love that scarf !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  5. Love these tips. Definitely need to start following some msyelf. xx

    www.LUCY-COLE.co.uk

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  6. This post should be very helpful for those who are struggling to pinpoint their personal style! Tip #2 and #6 I definitely agree with. xx

    Autumn | A Fabulous Hippie

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  7. Such great advice. You have to figure out what suits your body shape. Mine is probably completely different to yours so it's important to see what works for you x

    Wonky Lauren

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  8. My impulse purchases have never worked out haha. Lovely post

    Jess x
    www.jessicaalaar.blogspot.com

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  9. Finding my personal style is one thing I need to work out, but impulse purchases never work for me! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  10. Love this post.
    For me it is the same ... Every now and then I try new things but never overdo it, because I want to feel comfortable and overwhelmingly pretty in my Outfits and not go with every trend.
    Maybe I will write my own "Personal Style List". It is interesting to reflect at some Point.

    xx Ana

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  11. Really good advice! I always have struggled at finding my personal style! Someday I will find it! hahah kisses:D

    http://laurasavenue.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. Love your post suzie. Sometimes, I intend to impulse new clothes, but now I just try to mix and match what clothes I already have :)

    http://inezdivaa.blogspot.co.id

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  13. Gorgeous photographs! I seriously love your style! My height is similar to yours (I'm a tad bit shorter, ugh) so I'll be keeping up in mind what I should or should not buy when I'm in the shopping centre!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous photographs!Love your post suzie.

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  15. I love this post and your style! I'm still trying to find my style as a mum and as someone who still likes to look well put together it's quite hard especially with limited shopping time but I find having a few key pieces always work really well for me.

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  16. it took me years to find out what i really like and i'm the same with patterns...i never wear them at all even though they look super pretty.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the outfit and I am just discovering mine and love all the fun things you can play with. Love the advice you gave.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  18. I definitely agree not to implies buy! I've regretted buying a lot of clothing just because I felt like buying something! Thank goodness for online shopping! Also I love the outfit you're rocking in this post! You look great!

    http://www.mauveovermatter.com

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  19. You look amazing! I really like your recent choice of outfits, they're all on point!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  20. Great post Suzie :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a great post. I have been trying to figure out my personal style and I think I'm getting close.

    http://dotsnbows.blogspot.com/

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  22. I am so inspired with people that have so many details, jewellery, colours and wonderful makeup, but for some reason, I am simple white/black t-shirt girl that feels the best with simple clean make-up look, few pieces of jewellery and a small detail, like handbag or shoes. I think it is the most important thing to feel good in your own skin and your own style that can bring a lot of joy and happiness!

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  23. I LOVE this post suzie! one of my absolute favourite of yours - so good to read and inspiring.

    elisha-mae I wear this?
    www.elisha-mae.co.uk

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  24. This was a lovely post to read! It can be hard to find one's style sometimes, especially that we are confronted with so many different trends and influential people around that wear very different things, it can lead us to wear things that are definitely not like ourselves! This year I'm trying to buy less, and better. As you said, no impulse buys - most of the time you end up never wearing the stuff you buy on a whim! I'll try to get more timeless and classic pieces as well. Unlike you I love prints, but I have to get good quality basics to last me for years :D

    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr |

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  25. I can relate SO much with you! Btw you look goreous in these pictures.

    www.tasnimjorna.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  27. I think, that the older you get, the easier it is to actually find clothes which make you feel good. love your outfit x
    lynn | http://nexttolondon.com

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  28. I did a no-spend January and the best part has been mulling over what I want my February treat to be. It's been such a good exercise in really thinking through what I want to purchase and not just making tons of impulse buys throughout the month. xx

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  29. I love wearing white/ cream all year around :) it's great to reflex back on your outfits to figure out what suits you best :)


    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

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  30. Good on you Suzie, can't wait to see your outfits nd blogpost this year! Xo ;)

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  31. Your blog photography is so gorgeous, Suzie!

    I'm absolutely loving this post - definitely going to pick up that lovely camel coloured scarf. x

    www.alittlelucy.com

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  32. Really enjoyed reading this post, I think defining your personal style is really difficult but I love how you emphasised that it's ok to not go with the trends. There are a lot of styles of clothes I would love to be able to rock, but when it comes down to it I just don't feel comfortable wearing those things.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  34. Totally with you on black winter / white summer palette looks so good and is practical too! xx

    https://noirshristi.wordpress.com/ xx

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  35. Isn't it great when you do fine your own individual style!
    http://www.yukovablog.co.uk/

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  36. What a great post!! I really do need to find my individual style!! I always feel like I'm all over the place!! =) I need to stick to my intuition and think purchases through more.

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  37. Love this post, Suzie. Great tips! x

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  38. I think that the skirt is not the right fit and length for you. Looks like it's "cutting" you to the wrong places. Not really flattering.
    The ankle boots you are wearing are nice. I have a similar pair.
    x
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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  39. No need to change or 'fix' anything from your personal style, you look amazing! xo

    www.pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com

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  40. Gorgeous, I love your skirt so much! So unique!

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  41. You wrote great things, and you look absolutely amazing on the photos xoxo

    www.thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com

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  42. "Just because you look like you could be your Pomeranians biological parent doesn't make your look any less on point."
    Haha loooooove this!!!

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  43. My style has been evolving for as long as I can remember. I feel like different experiences, events, mood (kind of anything) can change how you want to dress. A few years ago, I was fit and flare skirts and dresses all day, everyday. And now, I'm about ripped jeans, leather jackets, and oversized scarves. I feel like finding my perfect style may still take a few years to perfect.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  44. These are really helpful little tips! I've began to find my own personal style and I've been really enjoying developing it!
    Em x
    Life of Em | www.lifeofem.co.uk

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  45. Such great tips Suzie! I find posts like this so refreshing and enjoyable to read - trends are nice to follow but not the be-all and end-all. I feel as though my style has changed so much in the last year too - I was such a print girl and now i'm all about black?! Bizarre! XXX

    http://harrietpattison.com

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  46. These are helpful tips that I can relate you! I don't think I'm set on just one particular style I tend to change a lot of my clothing to and focus on what fits and looks better on me. Great shots!

    www.stellasglam.com

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  47. You look fab! These are such great pointers and i really enjoyed reading this! <3

    lovely post x
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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  49. Hey Suzie! Love that biker jacket :) Which size did you get? I usually wear a size 10, would you recommend to size up to fit a jumper underneath or to stick with your normal size?

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  50. I really like this post of yours :) I am still trying to find my style but that helps me a lot!
    sadia2butt.wordpress.com

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  51. Great Look with this dark style! :)

    www.lifewithalk.blogspot.com

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  52. I completely agree with every tip that you have shared in your blog and feel very much enlightened about fashion now! And not to forget, I would love to appreciate your choice of leather skirt, which is really amazing!

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  53. Wow So Nice!! I'm glad to be here on your blog. I got many new trend of fashion at your blog. You have written very well and the collection is also amazing. I love to buy skirts online from my best website thefemall.in.

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  54. your style is so classy

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  55. Such a great post to read, I have the same stuggles with impulse buys I just cant help myself!
    I need to also find my own personal style as I just love everything everyone wears, but i'm just not that rich!
    Great style!
    Jodie.
    I loved this post because it's so honest that is why I constantly come to your blog as I know for a fact you are a down to earth person and someone has great opinions but also very honest true to your heart posts, would love if you could pop over to my blog as Im a newbie, thank you :-)
    Jodie.
    http://hellojodie.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. Wow so nice!! I love your style and dress. I love to buy kurtis online to look cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

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