Oops, I did it again. I bought a brand-new denim jacket. Did I need it? Probably not. Was it 70% off? Hell yeah. You know, I recently decided to push sustainable/ethical fashion on this blog. And what did I do? I bought something brand-new.
But I feel like it’s important to show you the process of adjusting from buying fast fashion to slow fashion. For me at least, the transition isn’t that smooth, especially since it’s hard for me to shop at thrift stores now with the whole pandemic. But, this topic is for another post. Right now, let’s talk about how to style a cropped denim jacket.
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Discovering your personal style can be a difficult process. It involves having a deep understanding of your sense of self (that’s my Psych major talking right there..), a great confidence in your own skin and knowing what works and doesn’t work for your body type.
Many people say that fashion is an extension of yourself, an outlet through which you can express your creativity and personality. I agree. We are drawn to specific garments, styles and colours because we are attracted to, and feel comfortable, in them. We choose them because they fit our tastes, likes and visual aesthetic.
After following fashion blogs for years, I quickly noticed how they had their own unique style. Then I started thinking about myself and how I didn’t think I had a personal style.
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One of my favourite fashion bloggers out there is Katarzyna Tusk. Her fashion and lifestyle blog, makelifeeasier, is filled with beautiful pictures of her outfits, recipes, travel adventures, and make-up tips. Her blog is one of the only blogs that I religiously visit everyday, making sure I’m updated on any new outfits she has posted.
Her style is the epitome of “classically casual”. It is every bit timeless, simple, casual, and classy–all of which I aspire my personal style to become. Although her blog is written in Polish, I can get a sense that she lives through the philosophy of simplicity and classics being the most important components in creating an outfit. A statement necklace, sunglasses, hats, watches, and handbags are the only accessories she incorporates into her outfits. Blazers, trench coats, peacoats, skinny pants and trousers, sweaters, pumps, and flats are some of the classic pieces she relies on.
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I have been seeing boyfriend jeans everywhere for the past couple of years, and it doesn’t seem like the trend is going to slow down anytime soon. Personally, I prefer skinny jeans mostly because I am short and I feel like boyfriend jeans would make me look shorter. But who knows? I’ve never actually tried on boyfriend jeans, maybe I’ll like them.
You have to be careful with boyfriend jeans though, especially if you’re on the short side. Since boyfriend jeans are loose fitting and usually cropped at around the ankles, it can make your legs look shorter. The best way to wear it is with a tucked-in shirt and heels, preferably pumps, to elongate your legs. However, you can wear sneakers or flats, whatever floats your boat. If you’re tall, then any type of shoe would work since you’re blessed with long legs.
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