Fashion Fades, but only Style Remains the same…

Fashion fades, but only style remains the same’ Coco Chanel. Ahh Coco! She knew her stuff, right?

I couldn’t agree more. Yet finding your own style, what works for you, what helps you express your personality & sets you apart from the crowd? There is no magic wand for this: no ‘rule book’ to achieving your own sense of style. You won’t find your ‘answer on the back of a postcard’. No amount of watching ‘Gok Wan’ on the box, or reading style guides’ will give you your answers. There is no holy grail.

My Comfy-cas-style today

Rocking my Baukjen spring look-whilst the sun made an appearance!

There are of course, momentous amounts of information out there telling you what works for different body shapes. ‘What is hot this year’? ‘What you must have’ & ‘most certainly can’t live without’ (talk about pressure!). Let’s be honest, this abundance of information overload can only really serve to put added pressure on you to conform to what ‘society’ have been trained to believe is en vogue.

To me, this is not style. Style evolves; it changes throughout your life. It‚Äôs an intrinsic feeling, & something that is true to you. Fashion fades but I can guarantee you people will always remember your individual style. If you get it right, people will comment years later about your ‚ÄòSense of style‚Äô. That‚Äôs not to say we don‚Äôt all have some ‚Äòepic fails‚Äô along the way whilst we’re finding our feet (or should that be finding our Louboutin’s?) ! We‚Äôve all been there: this could be a cringe worthy teen-to-adult transition period¬† (those trainers! That hair! The accessories? What was I thinking?) Worry not, for these are signs of stylish greatness evolving!!

Having a child can play havoc with your once confident style. You’ve got a new body that’s changing, & most importantly this wonderful new creation to take care of. Nothing else even matters, you’ll be all consumed by your little darling & what you wear will most likely be the last thing on your mind. That was true for me in those early days-yet I still received complements like ‘ooh, your such a yummy mummy’. ‘Really?’ I thought. ‘I’m wearing a mixture of pregnancy clothes & sized up clothing’. I guess *likes to think* that was my ‘style’ shining through (or maybe people were just being polite? No, lets go with the style option!)

Day to day, I like to be as comfy as I can so that mr bear & I can roll around on the floor in fits of laughter together, & I like to look good as we do this! (Because you do, don’t you? Who doesn’t want to look good for the floor after all?!)  If I’m looking good, it makes me feel fantastic! My go-to choice of this week, for comfy-glam-style you ask? Baukjen.

Scarf T, and relaxed joggers -all baukjen

Scarf, T, and relaxed joggers -all baukjen

This scarf is crazy soft & comfy

This scarf is crazy soft & comfy

Oh, go on then, a selfie! why the heck not?

Oh, go on then, a selfie! why the heck not?

Ta-dar!! they're magically floating on the wall now!

Ta-dar!! they’re magically floating on the wall now!

If like me you‚Äôre on a relatively tight budget, you might bulk at the initial cost of what appear to be ‚Äòbasic‚Äô items of clothing. My economical way of thinking is: buy a number of key items, that are of a really good quality & they‚Äôll serve you well in the long run. So far, I‚Äôve found this to be the case with Baukjen items: they wash without shrinking, dry without creasing & are uber soft to the touch. If your patient enough to wait for their sales, you can pick up some great bargains. I‚Äôve found in the past that when buying basic items, of ‚Äòinferior‚Äô quality from the likes of Primarni they shrink at the very mention of water (even at 30 degrees!) & have to be replaced far too frequently. Here’s a peak at some of my other Baukjen purchases:

What can i say? i know quality when i see it! (thats what i tell M anyway!)

What can i say? i know quality when i see it! (thats what i tell M anyway!)

I’d describe my style as classical with a contemporary twist & it’s the small details which add that special something to an otherwise hum-drum outfit, Baukjen seem to offer this in abundance. What have I got my sights set on next you ask? The new collection over at Hush…….how about you?
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  1. 04/05/2014 / 9:17 PM

    You look great and your laid back outfit is fab. I totally agree about finding your own style and not necessarily following every latest trend. And also buying better quality clothes is a wise choice. In the long you’ll probably save money. Thanks for linking chick #streetstylesunday x

  2. MrsCoolBananas
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    26/03/2014 / 8:26 PM

    You’re so eloquent with your words! & I Totally agree with everything you said. Thanks for the kindness (again!), & look forward to #allaboutyou xx

  3. 25/03/2014 / 9:38 PM

    I really believe that YOU evolve as a person and are more relaxed with your style, or with experimenting, less concerned with people judging, and that you rock the style that works for who YOU are and your lifestyle as you get older. You look chic and stylish, and for me, that makes me a happier mama too. Would love you to link this up to #AllAboutYou! ; )
    xx

  4. MrsCoolBananas
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    25/03/2014 / 3:53 PM

    Why thank you lovely lady! Or more aptly know at the moment as the ‘lady in red’! Ah, preppy, that makes me feel young again-your scoring serious brownie points with these compliments!! & YESSS they do make leopard print converse! Hmmm, i feel a pinterest board creation! Thanks for the great linky xx

  5. 25/03/2014 / 9:39 AM

    Gorgeous post, gorgeous lady and I love your style (and you’re so right, it evolves and isn’t about what’s in fashion at that moment, it’s about being true to what you love and what works for you at that moment in time)-so cool, comfy, preppy-perfect day to day wear but with style, I need to get my converse out-I actually saw a little girl in leopard print converse and am pondering whether they do adult versions! Thanks so much for linking up to #fashionfriday

  6. MrsCoolBananas
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    21/03/2014 / 3:23 PM

    Aw, thanks lovely! They are amazeballs comfy! If you like these, other similar styles that may take your fancy are: Hush & sweaty betty. Unfortunately, they’re all a bit pricey…i have to wait for the sales (or i win BIG on the lottery!) Thanks for stopping by chick! xx

  7. 21/03/2014 / 3:16 PM

    I love that you’re so stylish and yet comfy. I really like those trousers, I need some more in that style. Might need to treat myself 🙂 xxx

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