Fashion fades, but only style remains the same‚Äô Coco Chanel. Ahh Coco! She knew her stuff, right?
I couldn‚Äôt 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 ‚Äòrule book‚Äô to achieving your own sense of style. You won‚Äôt find your ‚Äòanswer on the back of a postcard‚Äô. No amount of watching ‚ÄòGok Wan‚Äô on the box, or reading style guides‚Äô will give you your answers. There is no holy grail.
There are of course, momentous amounts of information out there telling you what works for different body shapes. ‚ÄòWhat is hot this year‚Äô? ‚ÄòWhat you must have‚Äô & ‚Äòmost certainly can‚Äôt live without‚Äô (talk about pressure!). Let‚Äôs be honest, this abundance of information overload can only really serve to put added pressure on you to conform to what ‚Äòsociety‚Äô 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‚Äôve got a new body that‚Äôs changing, & most importantly this wonderful new creation to take care of. Nothing else even matters, you‚Äôll 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 ‚Äòooh, your such a yummy mummy‚Äô. ‚ÄòReally?‚Äô I thought. ‚ÄòI‚Äôm wearing a mixture of pregnancy clothes & sized up clothing‚Äô. I guess *likes to think* that was my ‚Äòstyle‚Äô 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‚Äôt you? Who doesn‚Äôt want to look good for the floor after all?!)¬† If I‚Äôm looking good, it makes me feel fantastic! My go-to choice of this week, for comfy-glam-style you ask? Baukjen.
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:
I‚Äôd describe my style as classical with a contemporary twist & it‚Äôs 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‚Ä¶‚Ä¶.how about you?