9 months ago, when I first started my blog, I wrote a post called ‘My Style Through The Years’ and although it’s not written particularly well, I still really like the concept of it. What I did was I found photos of me from the age of about 5 and had a look at how my style had changed over the years. The problem was that because I had chosen photos from such a wide span of time, my style changed so much it was difficult to compare. I went from 5 year old me in rah-rah skirts to 12 year old me trying to be fashionable! So, today I thought I would re-do the post with more recent photos.
I’m slightly worried about this post as I know it is going to consist of some pretty awful photos of me and after it’s up, I can’t take it back. But I’m going to go for it, why not make fun of my bad fashion choices and cringe poses on the internet?!
Also, I apologise for the bad quality photos and horrendous filters – most of the photos were taken one my iPad Mini so they’re not exactly ‘blog standard’.
This first photo is one that was taken when I was in year 7, so I was 12, for a magazine article. I was wearing my favourite outfit, a yellow skirt and blue and white stripy top from Zara – I still think it’s
Aw this one is my 13th birthday and I loved this outfit! I think the skirt and shirt are from Matalan and I actually had the underside of my hair dyed orange for my birthday – don’t ask me why, I thought it was cool.
So, this is where the horrible filters start but I remember stealing my friend Tilly’s skirt which I was obsessed with to take this photo. I don’t ever where skater skirts now because they’re not very flattering on me but I think it looks quite cute here although I’m not sure about the DIY Snoopy top! Also, how many bracelets have I got on?!
Hahaha I literally can’t believe how cringe this is but I chose it because I remember wearing this outfit and thinking I looked so cool! The dress and leather jacket isn’t too bad but the hat is quite tragic – I’ve not got it on properly and it did not go with the block fringe AT ALL.
I think this was kind of just me not really having a style so just wearing what everyone else was. I remember for a while, all my friends would basically wear the exact same thing and we would often end up having whole outfits the same.
I believe this may be the point when I decided I wanted to start wearing things that weren’t necessarily ‘in fashion’ (probably because the fashion was black leggings and a top – ew). These still aren’t outfits I would wear now but I like that I started to try out different things.
At this point, I think I was probably in year 9 and this is where I start to wear outfits I probably would wear now. I remember discovering Forever 21 and this dress was the first thing I bought and I was literally obsessed with it!
This photo is from my sisters 16th birthday party 2 years ago, and I’m wearing my favourite Topshop shirt at the time. This was also when I was really getting into makeup and I’m wearing a Mac lipstick and I would pretty much wear it whenever I could!
I chose this photo because I’m wearing the white shirt I wore pretty much every day that summer. It was a very good cover up and I still quite like the look it gives I just wore it wayyy too much!
I know you can’t really see what I’m wearing in this but I put it in anyway because it was when I first started to play around with jewellery and learn to love it! (Also, I’m wearing the white shirt I was talking about before).
Now, this is where I decide to grow out my block fringe which is quite a bold move for me as I’d had it since I first had hair so it was pretty dramatic for me! That’s also why I have slightly odd looking hair in the next few photos, because I didn’t really know what to do with it! I still have this Zara playsuit and I still love it although I now wear it a bit differently to how I did here.
This photo is from my 14th birthday and I’m wearing my Zara patterned trousers which I love but, again, wore way too much. At this point I think I definitely gave up with following trends as I wasn’t into what everyone else was wearing so I just went for it and whipped out the snazzy trousers.
This when I think I learnt to follow trends but also make them my own, for example, here I’m wearing mom jeans but I’ve paired with a pink coat to make it more ‘me’.
This is probably about a year and a bit ago now, and this is when my obsession with autumnal colours began with this River Island shirt and H&M skirt!
This I think is from about the same time as the previous photo and I love this outfit. I love the combination of the chunky jeans and dainty top!
This is the last photo I’m going to share with you as it was about a year ago and I feel like this is where I found the style I still have now! By this point, my fringe had completely grown out and I had my hair cut short – like it is now. Here I’m wearing last year’s Christmas dress which was from Zara.
Wow that was a long post! I love looking back at the fashion choices I made a few years ago and seeing how my style has developed, I would love to know how your styles have changed as well.