Do you like my yellow puffer jacket? I look and feel like a chunky little minion when I wear this jacket.
In the run up to Autumn/Winter I’ve been trying to build a cosy wardrobe that’s a little more mature. Think muted tones, rich layers and of course plenty of turtle necks. However, as you can see dressing mature isn’t really ‘my thing’.
I don’t really know what triggered this need to dress differently, but perhaps it’s due to my 25th birthday coming up. Ok, there isn’t really an age limit on dressing a certain way but I’m starting to think the minion look isn’t exactly one that will get me taken seriously! Despite this urge to change, I can’t quite give up my bright colours and fancy prints.
It’s not as if I run around in Lelli Kelli shoes and a tutu – I just don’t want to look boring. I’m the type of shopper that likes to keep an eye out for statement pieces. The problem is that I find so many of them that my outfits are often a mixture of things that don’t really go together.
Now I’m not one for rules and generally I think people should dress however they want, but this outfit isn’t the most chic look you’ve ever seen on a blogger. Yellow coat with leopard print shoes? I mean, I bloody love it but I know I’m appealing to about 5% of my readers on this one.
What do you guys do to ensure you don’t look like you tripped and fell through Oxfam? Am I going to have to start planning my outfits in advance? I really don’t want to become one of those people. Who has the time?
I think most of us fall into the trap of buying new season clothes when we really don’t need to. There are so many colours and textures that can transcend the Summer-to-Winter crossover. Take it from me, I wear turtleneck jumpers in the summer! However, the movie makeover scenario is one we just can’t compete with. As soon as the seasons begin to change we hit the changing rooms in a bid to recreate a transformation as iconic as the mega montage in The Sweetest Thing.
Instead of going to all that effort, I’m just rolling with it. If I try to adjust my style too much for winter I’m only going to end up with more and more clothes that don’t go well together. What’s the point in that? Whilst many of us love the idea of having one of those movie makeover moments the reality is expensive and leaves you with a shit ton of old clothes to list on eBay. It ain’t worth it sis. Save your money and work with what you’ve got.
If that means the closest to a movie makeover I’m going to get is the Minion movie, so be it!