It’s funny how easily we can become stuck in a rut and I know that is especially true of me when it comes to fashion. For the past 10 years I have stayed with a style which worked for me; the invention of skinny jeans became my look and for as long as I can remember I have been a ‘skinny jeans and tee’ kind of girl. A lot of that has to do with having the kids and finding that I didn’t have time to do anything other than throw on something simple, but also because it allowed me to be comfortable whilst running around and getting down on my hands and knees to play. Although I have lost the knee from many a great pair of jeans that way too!
Recently however I have begun to feel the need to shake things up a little. I wanted to stretch my every day looks and try new things; be a little braver in my clothing choices and although what I have been trying out is by no means revolutionary…it’s quite a step for me. This stepping out also includes changing up my hair which is a massive deal as I have had the same hairstyle for well over a decade *cough*
I don’t want to say that it was connected to my turning 30, or that there was any one thing which prompted my decision but just recently I have been making different choices with my clothing. I mean, I still have 5 or 6 pairs of trusty skinny jeans lined up and waiting but I’ve also been including dresses, shirts, cropped pants, and cropped tees into my every day as well.
It has been a lot of fun playing around with different looks, finding that I don’t want to stick to one particular style but that I actually get like changing things around. Where one day I might dress quite casually in a slub dress and sandals, the next I might opt for a stylish shirt and tailored trousers. Don’t get me wrong; I am never going to be a fashion vlogger and I will always, always be more Primark than Prada but I think I am getting into my stride and I am pleased that I am no longer just opting for what is easy.
It also definitely helps that I have more time to get ready in a morning now. I am not a morning person and there is no way on earth I will get up earlier than I need to so not having to run around getting the kids ready gives me more time to plan out what I want to wear each day. It’s lovely that the kids have a little more independence in getting themselves ready and that allows some ‘me’ time in a morning too. It also definitely helps that I am less likely to be chasing down an errant child and in need of practical clothing although that does still happen on occasion.
And I’m not quite a convert just yet. There is just something so comforting about a good pair of skinny jeans which even the prettiest dress can’t quite match…