At 21 years old, I may have no idea where I'm heading in life, but I think there's one thing I'm on track with at least.
A quick scroll though Pinterest and you'll probably come across a multitude of quotes about style vs fashion. Whilst I love 'fashion', I know that not every new 'must have' item is going to be for me. I'm starting to understand what I like, what suits me, and what to definitely steer clear of.
I like stripes. I like midi lengths and floaty dresses. It's rare that you'll ever find me in shorts and, whilst I can never say never, red is not my colour. Come summer I live for crochet, and in the winter I won't step out of my chelsea boots. Colour is a rarity, but come the warmer months I'll branch out to blue and green hues. When it comes to nails, toes are always a shade of red/pink and fingers often stick to Essie's Fiji.
I noticed a while back that even my Pinterest boards reflect my style. My style board is an amalgamation of breton tops, knitted jumpers, trench coats and a whole load of grey.
Having an idea of your style makes shopping a lot easier. The hours spent scrolling endlessly through ASOS can be shortened a little, simply by realising that I can' filter out most things marked 'body con'.
That's not to say that I don't like other clothes. I have friends that will look amazing in crop tops and tiny skirts, and can pull of the effortless beachy look like no other. I think I've just got to the point where I'd much rather feel myself in what I'm wearing, than looks great but feel totally out of place in something different.
I'm a creature of habit. I love a good list or plan, and then sticking to it. So whilst the idea of sticking to certain styles may seem absurd for those who like to try new things. For me, it's perfect.
It may sound superficial, but finally feeling comfortable in what I'm wearing makes me feel fantastic. I've got to the point where as long as I love something, I don't care what anyone else thinks.