Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Adapting Trends to Your Style

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. 




Boots - New Look (here) | Top - New Look (here) | Faux leather jacket - Topshop (here

Amy x

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  1. Oh I love your outfit! I totally agree with this, those boots are gorgeous but I just couldn't see myself wearing them! I find it so hard to adapt to new trends with my personal style! Fab post :) xxx
    Rachel | www.rachelxblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel, it is difficult isn't it, I usually have to shop around a lot! xx

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  2. Love the boots and they do go really well with your style. Beautiful look!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma, I'm so glad I found some that suit my style! xx

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  3. Those boots are just gorge! As much as I love boots, heeled boots just aren't always practical! My hat goes off to people who walk around in heels all day long! I like boots with a small heel as long as they're comfy. I like on these that the embroidery is subtle in grey rather than garish in a brighter colour which isn't for me either. Another amazing outfit too!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's what I love about them - thanks so much lovely :) xx

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  4. The boots are so pretty! Love how you've styled them too, perfect for this time of year!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna, hope you have a lovely day too! xx

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  5. Oh Amy I love your style so much!! You make me want to chuck everything out of my wardrobe and start again!! You're so pretty and your photos are amazing! Never could get bored of these posts! xxxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much Lucy that's possibly the nicest comment ever, you made my day <3 xx

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  6. Those boots are so perfect for your personal style, I feel in love the moment I saw them on Instagram earlier today! And I completely agree with you - what's the point of buying cool looking, stylish and trendy pieces if they actually don't fit our style (or lifestyle in general), that's a total waste of money and closet space haha :) Btw, loving your entire outfit, you wear minimalism so well! xx

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, exactly! I've done it in the past and it's literally just taken up wardrobe space and never been worn! xx

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  7. I'm with you when it comes to embroidery - absolutely love it, I have embroidered jeans, dresses, jackets, bags, even underwear, I can't get enough!

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. Haha, next on my list is an embroidered denim jacket! xx

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  8. I love your outfit , them embroided boots are gorgeous xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Tasha, I'm in love with the boots! xx

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  9. Love this outfit, the boots are gorgeous!! I really need to get myself something that's embroidered!! Great post xox

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    1. Thanks Emma, I really need to get myself more things that are embroidered haha! xx

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  10. You look beautiful Amy, and those boots are stunning! I adore the embroidery on them (like you, I'm a little obsessed with all things embroidered!), and the way they can be worn effortlessly with black and grey. What you said is very true. Even though certain trends look lovely on the runway, they don't translate very well to everyday life. But elements of those trends can still be incorporated into our everyday attire, as you've shown in these stunning images!

    p.s -I walk long distances every day too, and dread the agony that results from poorly chosen shoes!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Haha I totally feel your pain! xx

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  11. You're so right! The essence and importance of personal style is so underrated and easily overlooked, which shouldn't be.
    Great post; you look amazing.

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Funmi, I'm glad you agree! xx

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  12. I love your jacket and the embroidered boots. Absolutely agree with you, I love trying new trends but prefer doing my own thing x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. Yeah it's so easy to get sucked into trends that just aren't for you! xx

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  13. I always struggle to adapt some trends to my style. I love seeing them on other people but can never pull it off or so I imagine in my head I can't! It's important to stay true to ours and add what we think will work for us.

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xx

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    1. It definitely is. I struggle too but sometimes I think if I'm really finding it hard to incorporate then maybe that one just isn't for me! xx

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  14. I love the ethos of this post, Amy! You've taken a theme which a lot of people write about but you've given it a totally unique spin, which is really cool! I too love the embroidery trend and I think you've incorporated it into your wardrobe really skilfully! You go, girl! I always love reading your posts and this was no exception 💓

    Abbey 🌟 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Abbey, you always leave the nicest comments! xx

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  15. Your boots are so cute! And that looks like a really comfy heel size! :) xx

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    1. It's so comfy, I tested them yesterday and walked all the way to work and they were still comfy! xx

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  16. These boots are a dream, I might pop into New Look and see if they are still available (although I probably shouldn't spend any more money on sales). And I also love the idea behind this post, it is all about staying true to yourself and it doesn't make sense to buy items you would never wear - I used to be very guilty of that but luckily I learned my lesson haha. xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Ooooh you totally should! I used to be very guilty of it too but I don't buy things I won't wear anymore luckily! xx

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  17. You are so right, just because something is trendy, we don't have to wear it, we have to like a trend to be able to feel ourselves! I love embroidery too - skirts, dresses, bags, shoes, anything. I loved your boots and they are so chic in black and white - a great way to have embroidery and not all the colors at the same time (although I love that too :) Loved your jacket, as well, and I think you look very beautiful! Wishing you a great day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thank you so much Denise, hope you have a great weekend xx

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  18. Girlllllll I BLOODY love those boots and how you've styled it.. absolutely killing it! Completely agree with fitting trends in to suit you too, it's not about following trends if you can't make them work for you but you totally have!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, exactly - gotta do you! xx

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  19. This outfit is amazing! I'm in love with those embroidery boots. Like what a beautiful little design to give you some flair! The trends that matter are the ones that you like and you utilize so spot on. (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I absolutely love the boots, they're just that little bit different :) xx

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  20. You're so pretty! I'm finding so many outfit pieces with the little flowers on, they're so in! And yes yes yes to the jacket and sweater, it's such a cute combo that's perfect for this weather!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Aw thank you Amy! It's such a simple outfit but I love it :) xx

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  21. This outfit is truly gorgeous and those boots are beautiful :)

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Thank you so much Steph, I love the boots :) Xx

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  22. You look lovely, Amy! I love being trendy, but I've never been one to follow trends. Does that make sense? Haha! I guess what I'm trying to say is I love being in style while still following my style :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thanks so much Edye, that's exactly what I mean so yes it does make sense :) xx

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  23. This is definitely a lovely and subtle way of bringing embroidery into your look - and the price of these ankle boots is amazing! You look so lovely :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thank you lovely :) I know, couldn't believe how cheap they were! xx

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  24. In love with the boots!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm in love with them too! xx

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  25. I've been lusting over these boots so much since I saw your Instagram post about them! This is a really great post x

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh, I love the boots so much :) xx

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  26. i agree with you 100% neutrals is a great idea to try a trend!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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    1. Thank you, better to pare it down for your style :) xx

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  27. You are beautiful lovely, and I adore everything you're wearing. You look so stunning! 💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely that's so nice! xx

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