-Jacket, Gingham & heels / Dress, ZARA / Yellow flower necklace and long gold necklace, Lovisa / Golden fringe necklace, EMELDO via SaveTheLastPinker / Bracelet, MossMan / Bag – Oldie from Canada / Over the knee BadAssBoots, Merchant1948 -
I always feel somewhat compelled to adorn every blog post with endless fashion tips and tricks. Quiet honestly people I have no secrets, reasons or rhymes. A man stopped me on Swanston Street the other day, to tell me how much he appreciated my style. He asked me why I dress the way that I do. What are my inspirations when styling an outfit, or am I just well travelled? I was a little bit thrown off guard by these questions to be honest. I grew up in a village: population 1777. I’m not well travelled at all. I do well to see anything more than my workspace and home let alone other countries!
I guess what I’m getting at, because there needs to be a mini topic here… Is that I take inspiration from everything and anything. I guess there is some logic to it. If you study the history of fashion you’ll know what shapes go with certain colours, patterns and accessories etc. But all in all I guess I just like mixing and matching, and wearing something new and different every day. Clothing can be more than just material that we wear to protect our precious bods from the aliments. Fashion is an art form, and clothing, the preferred choice of medium.
The best styling advice I’ve come across is; “When you’re not sure, add more”. I love layers and bits and pieces and shinny things, bright things and fluffy things… pretty much every type of “thing” really. So why not just add them all together?! Kinda like a fruit salad… except you wear it instead of eating it…
As long as the outcome results in happiness and confidence, it’s a knockout outfit in my eyes! I feel kinda, sorta, like a philosopher of fashion… Quite moving really. Splendid.
Xx Linda Chai