On Personal Style

Personal style is something that evolves – it is transitory and ever changing.   I’m very much a mood dresser, wearing things that often match my mood or the season.  I’m definitely chameleon-like in my personal style but there are common threads that hold my wardrobe together as cohesive whole.

Someone once compared me to a fat Kate Middleton – I feel this is fairly accurate, or at least that I am fat Kate Middleton with an added edge.  I have the fashion freedoms to play with texture and shapes that someone married into the Royal family is stripped off.

Yes, I’m definitely quite classic in my style – but lately I have noticed a turn toward more fashion forward pieces.   I’ve definitely become braver in my choices since joining the world of fashion blogging and have moved away from the simple wrap dresses that use to form the basis of every outfit two years ago.    Casual items have snuck into my clothing repertoire and by this I mean casual items worn for things other than comfort – trainers and jeans are now a staple even for brunch dates and girly shopping trips. I have the likes of Danielle Vanier and Becky Barnes for this – they both do casual in such a glamorous way.

I’ve also become braver in wearing items that I previously would have shuddered away from – leather trousers, sheer bodies and crop tops have all worked their way into my wardrobe staples.   Yes, going the world of plus size fashion blogging has definitely broadened my wardrobe horizons in a way I never would have thought.

You can see almost daily outfit pictures (albeit many are views from the mirror) on my Instagram but I thought I’d share some recent looks with you here.   Enjoy …

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Heading out for dinner & cocktails with the girls …

Coat: New Look (grey version here)

Body: Playful Promises Jessica Bodysuit

Jeans: New Looks Curves Black High Waisted Skinny Jeans

Boots: Dune Ankle Boots

Backpack: River Island Backpack

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Cinema, lunch & shopping with hubby … 

Jacket: Joanna Hope Boucle Jacket*

Ripped Jeans: Simply Be Distressed Skinny Jeans*

Trainers: Reebok

Backpack: River Island Backpack

Pashmina: similar

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Brunch & antique book shop hunting …

Blouse: Curvissa 2 in 1

Jeans: Simply Be Coated Jeans*

Coat: New Look (grey version here)

Handbag: Burgundy Tote (similar here)

Boots: past season Simply Be (similar here)

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Another day in the office …

Dress: ASOS Bardot Midi Dress (similar here)

Jacket: New Look Curve Pink Leather Look Jacket

Boots: Clarks Kendra Ankle Boots

Handbag: Burgundy Tote (similar here)

I’m excited to see just how much my style evolves over the coming months – I’ve been reading far more fashion blogs and I’m intrigued to see where that takes me!

How would you define your personal style?

C x

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