Oh hey, here's yet another post where I'm going to bang on about the importance of personal style so hopefully you're not sick of me banging on about it yet. What I'm really going to talk about is adapting trends to suit your own style because there are so many trends that I just love, but can't get on board with because they're just not really 'me'. But there are ways my friends, there are ways. Not quite sure why I just wrote that, but we'll blame that on the fact that I've had a long day and am writing this post accompanied by a glass of red.
One trend that I absolutely love is embroidery, like give me embroidered everything please. I have some embroidered jeans, I have an embroidered shirt and what I've wanted to add to my embroidery collection for a while is some embroidered boots. Problem is, they tend to be pretty colourful and they all seem to have a pretty high heel. I do wear colour, but I tend to wear it fairly subtly and boots with red/yellow/blue/green stitching all over them, although they look amazing on everyone else and would be pride of place in my shoe collection, would never actually be worn because they're just not something I feel comfortable in. Then there's the heel issue. I walk to work most days and I already have one pair of heeled boots that I wear on those rare occasions I drive so it would be overkill to have another pair of boots I can't walk all the way to work in (I promise I'm not being a wuss here, it's two miles away). So, to summarise a rather lengthy blathering paragraph, I thought the embroidered boots trend was just not going to happen for me.
Now, I said I was going to talk about adapting trends to suit your style. By that I don't mean any DIY adaptations to clothes or anything like that so sorry if that's what you were expecting, I basically mean scouring the shops and the internet until you can find something that fits the trend you love, but also suits your style. It means compromising on the really trendy part of the trend so you have something you feel comfortable and confident in. LOL I'm totally blabbing.
Enter my embroidered boots.
The embroidery is black and grey so it kind of blends into the boots and also goes with anything else you might want to wear. With the colourful versions, there's too much for me to think about in terms of matching your outfit to the zillions of colours in the boots, but with these ones, it's simple. Saying that, I did actually accidentally match my outfit to my boots on this occasion by wearing black and grey, but my point is you totally could wear them with anything. Another plus is the heel. It's little and chunky and totally walkable in. HOORAY. Oh and can I just mention that they were £20 on offer in New Look?!
And that is what I mean by adapting trends to your style - don't buy those tempting and amazing looking embroidered boots that everyone is instagramming (that's underlining in red - is that seriously not a word yet?) if you won't wear them. Find some that you feel confident wearing because it's much better to do you.