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Everybody’s look changes over time, from massive overhauls to subtle shifts the way we look is constantly evolving. Today we are going to share the way our tastes and styles have changed and what influences have prompted this.
I used to wear black a lot, I think I wore black every single day during my early 20’s along with huge oversized clothes and patterns that highlighted my size. For work I would wear a pair of black trousers with a red or purple shirt. I rarely wore dresses and possibly owned one pair of heels and had three pairs of shoes in total. Even my handbag (just the one!) was black. It is incredible to me now looking back to think how rarely a print or a different colour worked its way into my wardrobe. I was waiting until I was pretty (which in my head meant skinny) to buy nice things, I thought I would seem ridiculous if I bought a nice dress or pretty shoes, that people would think less of me because I was trying to hide the fact I was over weight.
The big thing that changed for me was that I forgave myself for being imperfect. I’m not saying I stopped caring about being healthy and fitter, because I do still care about that, but it did mean I stopped punishing myself for being fat by hiding myself under layers and wearing poorly fitting clothes. This commitment to looking as good as I can given who I am right now lead to a style that is probably best described as feminine and colourful. I wear colours and pattern every day and while black still features in my wardrobe I make sure I break it up with accessories and prints as much as possible.