Style is always in a state of flux, and I think that’s why I love it so much. Trends come and go, as do wardrobe favourites and personal style. What I love to wear this year, I might be completely bored with next year. For the last while, I’ve adored minimal pieces and simple, plain silhouettes, that are both incredibly versatile and more than easy to style. But I need more than this. I can feel my style changing once again. I’m currently moving away from the minimal and more towards “Whoa what the HELL is she wearing?” and I love it. Here are the changes I’m making in my wardrobe over the course of 2017.
This year, I’ve become quite the fan of a patterned skinny trouser. I absolutely live in these check ones, but I have a few more in mind that I’d love to add to my collection. I tend to stick to one statement piece per outfit, but I’ll be widening the lens of this and pushing it to the limit. Gingham is so in this season, and I’m really tempted to get on that trend. I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but think Beetlejuice, ’80s glam, ’90s punk. My personal style has taken on a whole new look, and I really can’t wait.
For the last ten years, I’ve lived in oversized band t-shirts and jeans that fit like a second skin. As much as I still love that, I need to push beyond it. There are two pieces in particular that have changed how I view fashion. A pair of cropped pinstripe trousers, and my metallic grey pleated midi skirt. They prove that despite the alternative look that I lean towards, I can style pieces outside my comfort zone my way. There are few better feelings than pushing the limits of your comfort zone and feeling great about it. And that’s exactly what I plan to continue to do within my own personal style.
But still monochrome.
I’m a creature of habit, and the monochrome colour palette is a mainstay in my line-up. I’ve written a post about the perks of an all monochrome wardrobe in the past, and the same principles still apply. It’s what I like in my own realm of personal style, and it’s what works for me. Simple as that. I just plan on taking it 2.0 and being braver with my choices. This look is pretty out there and statement for me, but I felt super confident despite that which I loved. It’s something I want to continue to embrace going forward.
Are you making any changes to your wardrobe this season?