Once a year concludes, it always has me reminiscing through old photos. How have I changed in a year, is my hair any different? has my style shifted? has my face changed? and this often leads to some new years resolutions - health wise, financially and also aesthetically. Some years I find I am quite pleased, and other years have me thinking why did my eyebrows look better in 2015 than they do now!? and I'm frantically scrolling through my iphone to book an appointment.
I am very fortunate to have been brought up by my beautiful Mum who always installed in me to hold onto things because 'it may come back into fashion' one day. In my younger years, I sort of rolled my eyes at the thought that flared jeans would ever be back, but... it's 2017 and I find myself obsessing over anything flare! I think Ellery is to blame for this one. On the flip side a new year approching is a great way to de-clutter, re-fresh and do a little Spring cleaning of your wardrobe, your house, and well your entire life whilst your at it!
In my younger years, I sort of rolled my eyes at the thought that flared jeans would ever be back, but... it's 2017 and I find myself obsessing over anything flare!
So here it is, a little capsule of 7 of my favourite looks from last year. Looking back, this was the year there was a big shift in my style. I took a big leap, and wore the colour 'red' for the first time since I was a child. There has always been something about the colour that didn't sit well with me and I didn't quite like on myself, but when I laid eyes on the incredible wine coloured Self Portrait lace dress I instantly fell in love, and knew that maybe it was an exception...
Following this big move in wearing colour, I found myself trading my minimal and monochromatic style for bold and beautiful silks and prints and truly embracing my new found love of colour, because who knew how long this phase of mine would last? and sure enough, come the end of the year I was back to loving my black, greys and creams and wanting to eliminate any prints and patterns from my wardrobe. However, before I jump the gun, I'm going to do a little exercise for myself and turn all my hangers facing out instead of facing in. That way, when I wear something and put it back in my wardrobe it will be facing in, and all the things that are still facing out that I haven't worn, I know are safe to get rid of, regardless if it's coming back into fashion or not (Sorry Mum!).
Side Note: For those that have asked about the snake belt in the first outfit, it is actually my Mum's from when she was young, that she kept all these years and has now passed onto me... fancy that! So what's the lesson here? If it's amazing, in great condition but not in fashion anymore keep it, if it's too worn, out of fashion and mediocore - then ditch it!