As some of you might know, as well as writing my own blog, I also write for a number of other websites, including one of my favourite sites, College Fashion. Recently I've been doing a fortnightly column on inspiration from other style bloggers.
Basically, I spend some time on each blogger's site and get an idea of their style. While I'm doing this and saving pictures for inspiration, I write down a few words to describe their style.
I'm sure some things that I notice are completely different to what other people see, but when I've written my list, I then break their style down into 5 "how to dress like x" tips to go on the blog.
This got me doing a little self reflection. I wondered what words I would write down if I was to look through my own blog. It's funny how I have such an idea of others bloggers' style but I have no idea how I'd define it myself.
So I did what I do for every other blogger. I went through my blog (I looked back until around January- I usually only look back through about 3-4 months for each blog) and these are the words I wrote down...
- bright colours
- leather jacket
- knee socks
- red scarf
- red and yellow
- flat shoes
- colour co-ordination
- black, white and red
- black tights
- girly pieces
- edgy touches- leather, blazers etc.
None of this was really, truly shocking but it definitely made me think. I never thought about how bright my outfits usually are. I do wear a lot of bright colours but I always balance them out with neutrals. I also never realised how much red I wear, but that is definitely a recent thing (if you're new to my blog, up until January I had pink in my blonde and black hair and it would always clash horribly with red!!). Florals have always been my thing, and I tend to describe my style as "florals and leather" or "girly with an edge". I definitely wear a LOT of girly pieces- dresses, skirts etc, but I try to avoid looking overly girly.
So what am I going to do with this information? I haven't decided yet. I think it's great to have your own personal style, but I also think it's important to keep your style constantly moving and evolving. Maybe I'll look back in another 6 months and write another list!
What colours and styles do you find yourself drawn to? What represents your "signature style"?