26 June 2017

The 'old' button down denim skirt

Denin Denim Denim. I've finally welcomed it back into my life after an extensive, self-induced break. The fabric took-over my wardrobe in my school years: denim jackets, gilets, skirts, jeans, handbags - you name it. I lived in the stuff. But then came high-school, then came the spiteful comments on clothes and appearances. When you abandon the things you love and follow the current style trends (one of which was knee high stripey socks - what a mistake that was) to be part of the 'cool' club. Argh. & I was one of the lucky ones.

What a joy it is to have found your true 'self' in your personal style. I may not be exactly where I want to be at, but I'm getting there. Trying on classic pieces that I wouldn't touch for so long, loving them for what they are, and not for what they represent: the trend. The current must-have. I'd be drained if I followed every season's new trend, and based my wardrobe on that.
& yet, this skirt was all the rage when it became super trendy in 2014-15. That's what first prompted me to try it on in Topshop. But I loved it. & I kept wearing it, every season, not throwing it aside when something new had come into fashion.

That's where I found my peace. When I began to value my clothes (trendy or not), to wear what I felt comfortable in, over and over until they fell apart or I fell out of love with them - When I began to dress for myself, not for other people, not to fit in to a crowd, or give off a certain image. But for me. My body, my preferences, my comfort.

That's when the blog took off. When we felt so at ease in our new found 'free' style. Clothes are empowering. They are part of your identity.

I recently read some articles by some of my favorite bloggers: Liv Purvis' Let's Talk Consumerism and Lizzy Hadfield's : the excess of blogging, two articles which I can really relate to, and which consequently reflect my outfit decision in this post - Wearing the denim skirt as a statement piece, a summer favorite for nearly 3 years - not feeling the need to constantly post new pieces (because that's just not me), but re-inventing the clothes I already have to suit my personal style.

Hope you enjoyed this post, we're getting back into the swing of things after a couple of busy weeks, looking forward to posting some more fashion content soon!

Holly x

Holly is wearing cruelty-free make-up only: 

Skincare: Neal's Yard
Foundation & Powder: Charlotte Tilbury SPF 15
Eyeshadow: Nars (though it has been announced that Nars will soon be selling in China, so unfortunately that will be disappearing from my make-up bag!)
Mascara: Smashbox
Lipstick: Nars
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow

Holly is wearing:

Button down denim skirt: Topshop
Oversize blouse: Zara
Lace up heels: Zara
Faux-leather rucksack: Zara

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