dsc_1056So after my previous post about the trends I was super keen to get my hands on for the coming months (read that here),  I decided to take my own advice and push myself out of that ‘jeans and oversized jumper to hide all lumps and bumps’ rut i’ve been in – y’know, that ‘I definitely gained some weight over Christmas and I definitely didn’t lose it throughout January’ rut? Now I wasn’t actually going to go ahead with this post. Originally it was going to be a trend report piece, but the outfit and photos didn’t turn out quite how I’d hoped, but I thought i’d share them anyway because to me, they are a great example of why you should wear whatever the hell makes you feel most confident, comfortable, and down right fab.

dsc_1057Although I usually tend to shy away from anything sheer or revealing, I was feeling pretty good after my morning cardio session (is it weird to love being sweaty?) so I made my way to the high street seeking out something mesh, sheer, and made of tulle.

I ended up coming out of Zara with this jumper/tulle combo, which btw looked absolutely amazing on the mannequin (which was like an XXS and 5ft 9, but whatever) and had my whole outfit planned in my little head. I’m obsessed with layering and the idea of experimenting with different and not conventionally flattering shapes – you know like those street style photos of fashion influencers at London Fashion week who look like they’ve just thrown on everything in their wardrobe at the one time but still look incredible? HOW do they do it?

dsc_1081dsc_1071When I got back to the flat, put on my outfit, and snapped a few photos, I just couldn’t see past how unflattering it was on me. Literally, I hated all of the photos so much to the point where I went straight back home to change (and cry a little). I let one bad outfit choice knock my confidence. I’m sure I speak for a lot of women when I say that one unflattering photo – even if it’s just very badly wind-blown hair as seen in these photos- can make you feel like crap for days. 

Anyway, my point is, as much as it’s important to have fun with fashion and try out new trends, it’s totally okay to have that ‘comfort zone’. I’ve  actually I’ve stopped viewing as a negative thing but actually look at it as my personal style. If i’m comfortable in it and it makes me feel great then who cares if its safe, boring or not on trend? I tried the whole layering mesh thing, and it’s not really for me – or at least this particular top isn’t. But I thought I’d share the images anyway, because we all have our bad days.

dsc_1080One thing I was totally loving though was my black sunnies from a Scottish brand that’s entirely new to me called Breo. I have such an abnormally tiny head and find it so difficult to find sunglasses that don’t make me look like a massive bug-eyed weirdo or ones that constantly slide down the bridge of my nose like my Raybans. Also, they’re super light and comfortable to wear and don’t dig in behind the ears (which is literally the most annoying thing when wearing glasses). Check out their Instagram here.

Does anyone else ever find themselves feeling like they need to switch up their style, get super excited about the prospect of dipping their toes into all the latest trends only to end up disappointed?


Top– Zara | Jeans -ASOS | Shoes – Topshop | Bag – Vivienne Westwood | Sunglasses – Breo.com



Posted by:Rebecca

Hello! I'm a pint-sized marketing graduate in Edinburgh. I spend too much time scrolling through Instagram, drinking copious amounts of coffee and thinking about what colour of lipstick works best with my outfit.

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