I know I have been off the radar recently but things are moving at a thousand beats a minute in my life right now. With the upcoming launch of my online store, I’ve barely had enough time to do as much posts as I’d want to do and my laptop has been away for the past 2 weeks so the second I got it back, I couldn’t wait to share some new content with my readers.
Lately, I’ve been committing myself to simplicity and living by the motto of ‘less is more’. I think the most common misconception for those who are wanting to start a blog is the constant need to be ‘different’. I would know because I fell victim to this. I felt that my blog wouldn’t gain as much recognition or ‘respect’ if I didn’t push boundaries when it came to the way I dressed. The best piece of advice that I can dispense is to make sure that you are comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. Don’t follow a trend if it doesn’t truly resonate with your character. Dispose of this bad habit because at the end of the day, part of having a blog is remaining true and authentic – so if you like to wear crocs with army shorts then ROCK it as long as you are comfortable. I don’t have a blog because I feel my way of dressing is superior to yours, I have a blog because I’d like to share what makes me feel, comfortable and confident and if it so happens that you can relate to some of my content, then i’ve achieved what I set out to achieve.
Don’t get me wrong, I love keeping up to date with fashion trends but only those I truly can feel myself in. If not, then wait for the next trend but if you’re not one to keep to trends then there’s nothing wrong with starting your own. Isn’t that what all great fashion designers do? Just because I LOVE fashion, doesn’t mean I have to love every trend. I mean, I love chocolate but even chocolate addicts have their preferences – like I hate dark chocolate.
I remember one of my best friends started wearing her moms high-waisted skirts in grade 9 already, when it wasn’t trendy and low and behold, it made its appearance and to be honest, a good high-waisted skirt is an essential for me.
At the end of the day, If I can make you feel confident then my work in done. Be happy and comfortable with yourself above anything else.
About this look:
I feel monochrome is always relevant when sticking to fashion trends. Monochrome just screams sophistication and speaks to the girl that is truly comfortable in her own skin. It’s a classic trend that can be dressed up or down in so many interesting ways. For this particular look, I decided to pair this pleather t-shirt with my high – waisted lace shorts and suede boots. Seeing that all three fabrics are black, I can get away with the fact that they are different textures. In fact, it adds a bit of depth to my look. Ending off with my Strada Chic blazer, it gives my look that extra kick, don’t you think?
Lisa Gabriel photography (book here)