I’ve been writing on this little space on the web which I call my own for nearly a year now and I’ve realised that I’ve never really introduced myself… You may have been able to get an idea of who I am by reading my blogs or following my stories on Instagram (make sure you’re following me for daily ramblings). So I thought that today I’d talk to you about my ever-changing style and how I use it to express who I am (not cliché at aaaalllllll).
What are my thoughts on fashion & style?
For years I’ve been a fashion enthusiast, I haven’t always worn the nicest clothes and I’m certainly not put together 100% of the time, but let’s be real who is? I’m the kind of girl who on a good day will have tomorrow’s outfit hanging ready to pop on the next day or I’ll be scrabbling for time and throw on something completely mis-matching (there’s no inbetween).
I never had the confidence to wear anything that was too ‘out there‘ all my clothes were Black and there were no bright colours or patterns in sight. I always envied how everyone else could ‘pull off‘ certain outfits until one day I decided that I didn’t care what other people thought of how I dressed, as long as I like them that’s all that matters. Even my Dad tells me my clothes look like PJ’s sometimes but I’m a firm believer of comfort being key!
It was only over the past few months that my confidence has really grown and I have started having ‘shoots‘ for my blog. Which with the help of Thom Law has greatly improved the quality of my content. You would never have found me posing outside places like Five Guys, in the middle of the street or anywhere In the past as I was far too self-conscious. Unlike now where my confidence has grown so much that I have absolutely no problem doing this, in fact I really enjoy it and feel like I missed my calling in life (if anyone want’s to pay me to have my picture taken hit me uuuuup).
My outfit choices can go from one extreme to the other, some days you’ll find me looking extremely girly and others I can look like I’ve fallen from well god knows where, either that or I’ll go for a mix between casual and girly depending on my mood and the occasion. My current fashion obsession is trainers because they are super comfy and yes my trainers might not go with my dress, but will that stop me? No, as I said comfort is KEY.
Growing my confidence with photography
Growing up I always wanted to find my style but I’m 22 going on 23 and don’t think I’ll ever find a specific style and stick to it. If sticking to a style is for you then bravo I take my hat off to you because I just can’t commit to it (FYI I don’t really like wearing hats). Now I’ve started to explore fashion a bit more and wear things that make me feel a little out of my comfort zone I couldn’t imagine being confined into wearing one style. For example the images featured in this post were an ‘accidental outfit‘ which I threw on because I wanted photos of my top as it ‘looked pretty’ (dare I admit it) and you know what, it may not be a perfect combination but I love it and the detailing on the top is just beaaaaauutiful. I’ve had so many compliments on it that I cannot believe!
Don’t mind me rambling as always…
Oh and yes I have RBF in most of my photos, it’s a habit I need to get out of… I think I’m mentally scarred from all the photos I’ve seen of myself in the past with chins upon chins, I’d show you them for a laugh but here is not the place… that’s one for Instagram stories my friends.
I know I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again and again, I am not my Instagam, my Twitter or any other social media. I’m just a goofy twenty-something human trying to make the best out of what I have. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t but if you’re to take anything from this post please take it from me that we do not need to aspire to be like anyone else, especially like the people in images we see. The reason I say this is because I can’t even aspire to be the image I portray on social media, with carefully curated captions and filtered images. I don’t photoshop myself just for the record but I rarely look as put together as I do online. Don’t get too tied up and forget the real world guys, it’s out there waiting for you…
Thanks for reading,
I hope this post provided an insight into me the girl behind the lens,
Love Saff x
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