Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Expressing Yourself Through Your Style


It's often said that the reason people love fashion so much is because they can express themselves through their personal style. It's something I've been thinking a lot about recently - about whether I do that or whether I'm actually expressing who I want to be rather than who I am. And maybe it's the same for everyone else too. We all use fashion to express ourselves - not just clothes, but makeup and hair too - and fashion is a choice so ultimately we can choose to express ourselves however we like. 

Take me, for example. I'm quite shy, quiet and introverted, but do I dress like someone who's shy, quiet and introverted? Hell no! Fashion is my way of expressing confidence that I don't have and giving off the impression that I'm 100% sure of myself when I'm not. And sometimes my style makes me feel like I am that confident sure of herself person so maybe the reason I dress like the person I want to be is because it takes me just that little bit closer to actually being her. You know when you get the feeling you're no longer making sense in a blog post? Mm yeah that. Hopefully y'all get me.

I think personal style is kind of like Instagram. We portray ourselves how we want the world to see us and not necessarily exactly as we are and I don't think that's a bad thing in either case. Style choices give us the freedom to not only express ourselves, but make ourselves feel a certain way. I'm not a confident person, but by dressing as though I am I'm helping myself become a little more confident.





Anyway, let me just say a few words about my outfit because how dreamy is this shirt? It's such a classic colour and I love the sleeves (even if they were too long for me so I've had to roll them up #shortarmproblems). It was an absolute steal from H&M which is a shop I've actually fallen out of love with in the past few years, but it's pulled it back for sure. My trousers are super old from Tu and I'm wearing my beloved rose gold trainers from Pimkie via Asos that will probably be featured in approximately the next 1546 blog posts.

Shirt - H&M (current, not online) | Trousers - Tu (old) | Shoes - Pimkie via Asos (here)

What do you think? Do you think you use your style to express who you are or who you want to be?

Amy x

P.S. I feel like I need to acknowledge the fact that there are tears rolling down my face in some of these pictures - it was VERY windy so soz. 
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  1. Love the polka dot trousers paired with the trainers! I love that we can express our personalities through our clothes!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you Rosanna! The trousers are so old but I still love them! xx

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  2. I completely understand where you're coming from with the confidence thing, Amy! It's amazing how much an outfit can change how you feel and how you react to things! If I feel like I'm looking good in my fashion choices for the day, I feel unstoppable! It's a good excuse to keep updating your wardrobe with things that make you feel great, eh? 😉 You look gorgeous in this outfit, the shirt suits you so well! Thanks for sharing!

    Abbey 💕 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Definitely! And yeah the best excuse hahaaa! Thank you so much Abbey :) xx

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  3. Fashion is really an expression, btw I love your trousers, they're so Amy ;)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you think they're Amy as I love them! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I love coming here :) xx

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  5. I feel so much better in clothes I'm comfortable in. I can't stand to wear jeans and if I'm wearing them, I feel like everyone is looking at me!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Same - comfort is so important and I just don't feel confident if I'm wearing something too tight/uncomfortable! xx

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  6. I find my style so 'safe' wish I was brave enough to express myself a bit more.
    Great photos again and that shirt is so nice!! xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Aw as long as you feel comfortable with what you're wearing and like it then that's great :) Thanks so much Lucy xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm obsessed with these shoes at the moment! xx

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  8. Gorgeous!
    For me an outfit can completely change my mood, I love putting on something that I'm comfortable in but at the same time very confident. When it comes to my style I like to stick to neutrals and no patterns. I love chiffon I think most my tops are chiffon!

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

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    1. Ooooh I love chiffon. I generally stick to neutrals too because that's what I'm comfortable in! xx

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  9. I love your fashion sense! So pretty and I love the trousers xxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Tasha, the trousers are so old but standing the test of time! xx

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  10. I absolutely love this post and I adore your outfit! You look gorgeous hun and your trousers are stunning!

    I hope that you're having a great week so far :)

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Hope you're really well xx

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  11. The photos are gorgeous and I loooveeee the trousers!

    Kerry xx || http://kezlablogs.blogspot.co.uk || https://twitter.com/KezlaBlogs

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really happy with how the photos turned out! xx

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  12. Beautiful outfit and I love the spotty trousers.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you Gemma, they're quite subtle but just make an outfit a bit more interesting! xx

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  13. Loved your trousers, it proves that pieces that we own for a while are really the best! I also loved the top and I think the outfit is really sweet, romantic! You look lovely! It's true, Instagram and facebook - I call it fakebook :) - show people in ideal situations, and fashion is used like that as well! Well written and I could never think you are an introvert! Hope you have a lovely day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thank you so much Denise! I think people are usually surprised that I'm an introvert! xx

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  14. Such a pretty outfit, Amy! Love the spotty trousers and that top is GORGEOUS!! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I'm so in love with the top! xx

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  15. I think it's totally true, it's a way of expressing what's inside, on the outside - and without having to say a word! This is a lovely look on you Amy, I particularly like the polka dot print of the trousers :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Yes exactly, you phrase it much better than me haha! Thank you lovely :) xx

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  16. Cute outfit!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for reading x

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  17. I so agree, fashion is how we express ourselves. It's the image we want to portray ourselves as for sure! You look great, I love the shoes x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. I'm glad you get what I mean haha, never know if I just ramble haha! xx

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  18. I totally think fashion is one of the best ways to express yourself! Not only are you being you, but you're inspiring others as well! Happy Friday, Amy xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thanks Edye, exactly, it's a great way to express ourselves :) xx

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  19. Awww you look gorg!! I loveee your top, I agree, H&M have some really cute stuff!!! xox
    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much! They do at the moment don't they! xx

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  20. Your photography is amazing, your photos always look so good! I agree fashion is a large way of how we express ourselves x

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    1. Aw thank you, my boyfriend is partly responsible haha so I'll pass on your comment! xx

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  21. I love this post, your outfit and photography. I really love dressing in my favourite clothes to make me feel confident :)

    Steph xx

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

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    1. It's amazing how our confidence can improve with clothes isn't it? Thank you :) xx

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  22. This outfit is gorgeous! I NEEEEEED that top you're wearing! Perfect outfit photos as always!

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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    1. They should have it in store if you've got one near you :) Thank you lovely :) xx

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  23. I thought the tears were your tears of joy for having on a fab outfit and location! (: Honestly yes style does express who you are quite a bit. Although sometimes that depends on when you care to dress up or not.

    Single Vegas Girl
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    1. Haha and that as well of course! ;) xx

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  24. I definitely think that style is a way of expressing yourself. You sound like me; I'm quite an introvert but I love to wear expressive clothes. I do tend to stick to staples but I love bright accessories and shoes! Lovely post again :)

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

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    1. I'm the same actually - love a stand out shoe! xx

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  25. I ADORE this outfit. Those sleeves girl, are hella gorgeous. I use fashion to express myself too!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, I love the sleeves so much! xx

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