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GUYS. I Just saw someone publish a post titled ‘Fashion Dos and Dont’s for shorter women’ – seriously, I’m not even joking, and it honestly made me doubt myself for a second. Just a second. Also – this post is going to be slightly word-vommity/I don’t really know where I’m going with this, i’m just feeling all of the feels. You’ve been warned.

I’ve had these outfit photos sitting in a folder on my laptop for a while now, and truthfully I’ve been reluctant to do anything with them because 1. my body confidence has quite frankly hit the bottom of the deep dark destructive pitt and 2. are my outfits really that great? I’m sure I’m not the only blogger that has these thoughts, and whether irrational or not, we all have moments where feel we’re no good at what we do.

Sometimes I wonder if there’s any point continuing to blog when I clearly ain’t an instagram model, I don’t have long gangly legs or full lips or hair that sits perfectly smooth. I’m short, I’m not naturally slim, and my hair is pretty much always in a state of wind-swept craziness. Hey – it might not spike engagement, but aren’t our flaws what make us relatable?

DSC_0790DSC_0799DSC_0829Quite often I wonder if my opportunities as a blogger are restricted by the fact that I’m not all of these things, but in a world where we’re all guilty of putting only their best-selves online I think being authentic and being yourself is the most important thing. I don’t meticulously schedule all of my posts, I have no trace of an ‘instagram theme’ and I definitely don’t get caught up in numbers or get too serious about ‘beating the algorithm’. Because, I mean whats the point when you’re not a bikini model travelling to scenic beaches?

Maybe i’m not the first person people go to to feel inspired, or be the person all the cool brands want to promote their clothes, or have the largest following on social media, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be passionate about fashion. I’m a shy person (ok I do talk to my phone a lot on instagram stories) but when someone asks me about clothes, I can talk for Britain. Like seriously, I’ll bang on about one pair of boots for about 30 minutes… be warned.

I frequently find myself saying ‘I’m not a big enough blogger to be able to pull this off’ or ‘I’m not cool enough for this’. Its so easy for us to feel like we’ve been pigeon-holed into wearing what society says we should wear day in and day out.  Heels if you’re petite because god-forbid your legs look short. And bodycons are strictly off limits unless you have a washboard stomach. Well, screw that. The majority of my outfits are made up of items that most would probably cringe at the thought of pairing together. Playing with unconventional silhouettes and contrasting items are something I absolutely love doing. Who said fashion has to be flattering? Who said you have to look a certain way to be fashionable?

DSC_0830DSC_0833DSC_0786Having the confidence to wear what you want is key. Forget about Instagram standards, likes and comments, and most importantly, stick your middle finger up to body shape ‘rules’. If you wanna wear wide leg culottes despite them falling at the most awkward part of your shin, you go girl. If you feel like wearing your high waisted skirt despite your stomach being more bloated than a helium balloon, why the hell not? If you really wanna post that photo but you don’t look like the second Kylie Jenner, WHO CARES. You’re cooler than Kylie anyway (hehehe, you’re welcome).

SHOP THE LOOK:

Trousers – River Island | Jumper – H&M | Bag – Topshop | Shoes – Zara (similar) 

Bex

x

 

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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.

7 replies on “What its like to be an ‘average looking’ fashion blogger

  1. This post seriously made my day so much brighter. I can’t relate and agree enough to this post. I think about what people are going to say about my next outfit all the time when I post things, especially on Instagram. This is seriously a great reminder to just wear whatever the heck I want. Thank you for this!

    Oh, and btw you totally rock this outfit. I love the pairing of the unexpected. Plus, that sweater needs to be in my closet asap.

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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  2. I loved reading this post and couldn’t agree more! I think we all have these thoughts from time to time and blogging can be so damaging to self esteem – only this evening I was looking up pictures of before/after facial fillers! My thoughts were ‘why are you doing this to yourself just embrace your own features and your own self’. Let’s dress how we want, present ourselves online how we want and not be cast away because we don’t fit in to a tiny unrealistic box. Fashion is for everyone! And to finish this off I just want to say that you are stunning and I looove your sense of style so just keep doing what you’re doing !! Xx

    Summer, http://www.thetwinswardrobe.com

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