Sunday, 23 September 2018

Small Outfit Updates That Make Me Feel Cool



Call me shallow (new blog name lols), but what I'm wearing can massively affect how I feel about myself and I think that's something that applies to a lot of people. An outfit has the ability to lift my confidence and make me feel generally better about myself. I sometimes feel like I should be writing about something more worthy than just clothes, but when clothes affect your self-confidence so much, they're actually quite important yes?  

Apologies for the very unimaginative post title, but sometimes you've gotta say what you see and I really wanted to write a post about a few of the things I've been doing with my outfits recently that have instantly changed the way I feel about myself. Despite the fact that I probably don't actually look cool at all, these are the small things that make me feel as though I am.



Jacket - ASOS (sold out) | Top - ASOS (here *aff) | Jeans - Topshop (here *aff) | Boots - New Look via ASOS (here *aff) | Belt - ASOS (here *aff) Watch* - Henry London (here)

Rolling up my sleeves | Told you they were small things. Whenever I've been wearing a long sleeved top/jumper/shirt/jacket I've been rolling up my sleeves a little and it can transform what felt like something shapeless and baggy into something chic and oversized. I actually almost sent this jacket back when I first ordered it because I felt like a sack, but then I tried it with the sleeves rolled up and now I can't seem to take it off.

Wearing a belt | OK, so I'm not quite sure where I've been because I realise that everyone who isn't me has been wearing a belt forever, but I haven't worn one since those ginormous elasticated waist belts were a thing (thank god they no longer are cause they were hella uncomfortable amiright?). But recently (newsflash) I've started wearing a belt, like an actual functional one to hold up my jeans. This means that a) my jeans fit way better and b) I all of a sudden feel like a real grown up adult who wears a belt and has her life together. Revolutionary.

Tucking in my tops | I've been tucking tops into high waisted trousers on and off for ages, and although I'd always feel cooler with them tucked in, I'd often wear tops loose so that they'd cover up that low stomach area that I'm not quite sure what to call. Recently though, I'm trying not to care. That part of my stomach may not always look flat under my jeans, but tucking my top in makes me feel cool so I'm gonna do it. 

Rolling up my jeans | It would appear that I just like rolling things up. I've always been more of an ankle grazer kinda gal than full length, but I am blessed with disproportionately short legs (yes that is sarcasm) so jeans sold as ankle grazers are just normal length on me. Not only does rolling up my jeans make them my desired ankle grazing length, I also like how it looks. Simple as that.

Wearing a watch | Similarly to the belt thing, I'm obviously a bit behind on this one. I always saw watches as something functional rather than something that could also look good, but having been gifted a few in the past year (including the one in this post) I now rarely don't wear one because, guess what, they look good, they're actually pretty darn useful and they somehow make me feel like I have my life together.

Do you have any outfit tricks that make you feel good?

Amy x


*gifted items

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  1. Loved this post! I always roll up my sleeves usually because I end up spilling stuff on them. I love rolling up my jeans as well. I love little tweaks to outfits. Great Photos and Great Outfit!

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    1. Thank you lovely! Haha, I'm now intrigued about how you spill stuff on your sleeves! xx

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  2. I totally get this Amy!! Little tweaks like rolling up a sleeve can make such a difference to an outfit!!

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. It's weird isn't it (but great because so little effort haha!) xx

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  3. I loved this post. I totally agree about clothes having a huge impact on the way you feel too. I love wearing a belt and as Queer Eye taught me adding a ‘French tuck’ to make me feel a smidge cooler!

    Emma

    www.limeafterlime.com

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    1. Haha I've not seen Queer Eye but have heard about the French tuck! xx

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  4. This is a great casual outfit! And I'm with you on the little things increasing your confidence! I love when I pull an outfit together and just feel happy and confident with it - although perhaps embarrassing to admit, it's taken me years to start rolling my jeans, ha! I do love them worn like that with ankle boots now though :)

    Hope you have been having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It's mad how much it can improve your confidence isn't it! Hope you're having a good weekend lovely, I'm working! xx

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  5. I love this blog post! those little great things can make a huge impact on how the outfit looks! totally agree on them all! x
    have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much :) hope you're having a lovely weekend xx

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  6. Great ideas that I definitely need to take on board! I end up rolling up my jeans too because I'm small!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I used to find it annoying but now I think they look better that way! xx

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  7. These are all small things that really make a difference to an outfit! You look great.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma! Mad how something so small can change how I feel! xx

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  8. Haha, I'm totally the same when it comes to belts. They literally have the ability to transform an outfit and therefore an entire MOOD. Also, loving your hair here by the way - have you changed it?

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. They do right?! It's a bit shorter now and I've started styling it a bit differently, thanks lovely! xx

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  9. I love the jacket! You look stunning and the photo background just screams autumn to me :) love this post!

    - Marina W

    http://waitmarinawho.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-tag-movie.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I was lucky to stumble across some leaves haha! xx

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