Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My first official style blog post

I came into this year with a fresh mindset, an adventurous one at that. I've become fed up with trying to please everyone and holding back from creating things because I either didn't feel ready or I feared criticism. I wanted to start the year off strong so I released a dance youtube video even though I felt rusty and needed to work on my skills again. That was easy as my background is in dancing and I guess some people still know me as a dancer.

But this next creative project is something a little more risky and bold. Last year my interest in fashion grew and I also experienced my first job in a retail store. I've always admired bloggers and anyone who had confidence in sharing their opinions. It took me a while to stop listening to the negative voices in my head, telling me I couldn't do it but I've finally stopped listening and I made this shoot happen for my new style blog! It's not up to par with the other style blogs out there at the moment but the best thing about this is that I can only improve from here.

Ok, so now I'm just rambling, here's part 1 of my debut style post: Clean summer, blue on blue look.

What I'm wearing: All black browline sunglasses (Dangerfield), Brushed blue button down shirt (Topman), Brown braided belt (Topman), Navy Ultra skinny trousers (Topman), Blue pattern socks (Roger David), Black derby leather shoes (Topman).

Making the most of summer before it's finished - Hype this on lookbook here.

Brushed blue button down shirt from Topman - I've recently been inclined to choose short sleeve shirts over long sleeves. I like rolling up the sleeves so they don't stick out and fit better. It may also help if I work on my arms #NoteToSelf.

Brown braided belt from Topman. Nice vintage look, which also nicely breaks up the shades of blue.

Black derby leather shoes from Topman - These are obviously not the freshest pair of shoes but I wanted to use them in a shoot before I said goodbye to them. They've been very useful for me as their brown sole makes them very versatile. I've worn them everywhere from dinners, parties and even job interviews.

Navy Ultra skinny trousers from Topman - These have to be my favourite style of trousers that I own. They have a nice skinny cut but they are also made of 2% elastane giving them a nice comfortable stretchy fit. Perfect for a night out when you wanna look classy but don't want to be restricted on the dance floor by the tightness of your pants lol. I had these tailored and got the ends cuffed to give them an effortless slick look. They are a perfect match for some nice patterned socks.

Photos by Carlo Reyes

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