Ever since I mastered the joys of the internet, I have always had a thing for saving photos of stuff. Whether I saw an amazing aesthetically pleasing photo on Tumblr, We Heart It, or Pinterest, my instinct was to save. This has led to folders upon folders, filled with all sorts of inspirational photos. When that wasn’t enough, I took to creating collections of photos I loved on We Heart It (here) and Pinterest (here) via boards.
The thing is, I have so much inspiration. I know what I like, I know what I believe looks good. Yet, why can’t I bring my imagination to real life? Why do I stick to wearing the same drab outfits? I recall a memory from high school, when my friends surrounded me in an intervention type of way, begging me to stop wearing black thick stockings paired with some grunge-vomit shorts.
There’s a quote which says “my style isn’t even my style, I can’t afford my actual style.” I feel like I can heavily relate to this. However, It’s not that I lust after Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Armani and the likes. I’m a simple person, and it all comes down to one thing – price. I shy away from high prices, mostly to my detriment.
But then, what is my style exactly? I know I favour comfort, and I know the definition of style is basically an individual’s twist on a certain thing. Looking at the clothes in my wardrobe, as well as old photos, I feel tired: tired of not having anything to wear even if I had a wardrobe full of stuff. I was tired of always opting for the same pieces when I could’ve done way more. My head is full of inspiration – reflecting in ELCI‘s pieces sometimes, yet I can’t transfer it to my reality. I want to change that.
Then again, I don’t think I have a style. I feel what I believe style is, has been shaped by the thousands of fashion photos I’ve looked at in all my years of using the Internet. Oh well, I’d still love to test my creativity, to test my mind. Join me on this style journey: The Style Edit. It’s like a whole other ‘journal’ strictly for me to explore and find my style, and boy do I have some exploring to do! I want to even test out looks I despise. I’d love to do outfit posts but with a special twist – let’s see how long I can maintain this.
Until then, this photo is my inspo