Sunday, 27 November 2016

Embracing Your Personal Style - Why Is It So Important?

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Personal style. I have seen this term floating around the bloggersphere at the moment and basically, I wanted to weigh in with my opinion on this topic as it does hold a lot of importance to me. I would say I have found my personal style albeit I still leave room for it to grow as it can not ever be absolute for me,  I have been embracing it for the past 5/6 years. Something I would have shied away from when I was in my teens. 

Let me rewind you to my years at high school. I was a weird kid. I was picked on. What I did, what I chose to like mercifully ripped apart whilst simultaneously, I was made to feel stupid for liking the things I did. It was horrendous, I was miserable. I hated school and I wanted it to be over. I would do anything and everything to stay in the background, to blend in. I would never wear anything too bright, religiously sticking to dull colours and even duller outfits. Heck, I thought having highlights in my hair was fucking extreme. I just didn't want any sort of attention for the choices I made in what I was wearing as I associated that with the cruel comments my high school peers made. 

The 6-week break between finishing high school and going to college was a really low and lonely point for me. It's the first time I remember ever feeling like that. Which then lead me to absolutely dread starting my first term of college, I thought I would be going through everything I did in high school again for the next two years. 

How wrong I was. 

I met people that liked the things I did, that embraced my weird as much as I embraced theirs. 10+ years on and they are still my closest friends.  I started to relax. I started to discover what I liked when it came to fashion, for the first time I started embracing my style and letting go of the things I thought I should have liked, exchanging it for the things I did actually like. I started to have fun with fashion, after all, it is just another way in which we can express ourselves, it's an incredibly satisfying creative outlet, one I enjoy very very much as I am a creative being right down to my very bones, I wouldn't want it any other way.  When I started learning it was ok to do things my way, my God did it feel good no longer feeling like I should stay in the background. 

I wear my bright hair with pride, I love my stupid short fringe no matter how much I get heckled and teased for it. I like the ring in my nose and feel bare without it. I love styling outfits to appear interesting and to my taste. Clashing is the best, I like looking like I've rolled around my wardrobe. Bright is best. I still obviously follow trends but they are always unapologetically the way I want to wear them. For example, I like that I have finally found a winter coat that looks like it was made with me in mind. I don't care if the khaki/bright coloured fur has been deemed tacky and perhaps even this season's ''fashion nightmare''- cool beans pal, perhaps I like to be a little bit tacky and nightmarish in my fashion choices. I'm sorry they're not to your style, and you know what? That's absolutely fine.  Not everything needs to be to everyone's style. You are, of course, allowed to not like things but yano, don't go hating on people for it. I guess what I'm trying to say is, you're allowed to express a dislike for something but let's not make it personal. 


Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka


Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

Alternative Blogger Misguided Pink Fur Parka

What do you think about personal style? What does it mean to you? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. I really loved your post, thanks for sharing your experiencie.. why people in highschool are like that? O_o like a movie. I mean in Latin American bullyng happens, well thanks the universe you find good friends and personal style. For me is to show your taste in colors, ideas, creativity and part of yourself, our body is a canvas. :D
    love your hair and jacket fluffy pink. I use to have purple hair
    xo

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    1. I know, I don’t know why people have to be so mean. Like you say I’m lucky have met some lovely people I now call my pals.
      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment ^_^ x

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  2. I can completely relate to this post! All I wanted to do when I was younger was hide but since I started embracing my personal style I have felt so much better about myself. Keep doing you babe because your style totally rocks

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    1. Yey so happy that you have found your personal style and are embracing it ^_^

      Thank you gorgeous, means a lot x

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  3. Amazing post Jess! I can relate to it as well! I think I might write my own take on personal style too in regards to this wonderful post! Keep on with being yourself as I love your style and I wouldn't wanna have it any other way x

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    1. You totally should do! Thanks so much darling x

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  4. I really love this post as I can truly relate to it all so much! I was a massive emo kid at school and always got picked on for it all, however i started not caring and really loved being so different to everybody else. I have played around with fashion a lot and always go for comfort more than anything, but the past 6 months or so I have really started to find what I really want to wear, ALL BLACK EVERYTHING for me now! I always choose the more grunge look now and thats how I feel the most "me" now. Also I really love your personal style, your hair is on point xx

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