Searching for a sense of style- Part I

As you may of seen from my posts, I’m certainly no trend setter.

In fact I couldn’t tell you what the latest trends are. And so you get to my age (33 in case your wondering) and if you’re like me you start settling for comfort and relaxed clothing.

But I still like to have some sort of style (shabby chic I think). I have recently discovered a French blogger who’s style I’m currently lusting after.
Her name is Zoé and she has the street cool look nailed to a tee. She manages to make a simplistic and relaxed outfit look so chic and cool. It’s like making an effort without looking like you’ve made an effort.
Think layers, distressed denim, trainers and boho jewellery and you’re there.

I think it’s important to create your own identity when it comes to how you dress and show your personality and not to always conform to what the media tries to coax you into. And I think Zoés style is my sort of aesthetic. She does her own thing and I  ❤️  that.

But let me tell you, from someone who has never had a great ability to put looks together (my sister will tell you I loved wearing non complimentary colours together as a child) this look Zoé rocks so effortlessly is not easy to do.

I’m trying to use her as a muse and embody her style but it’s not really working. I’m looking more shabby and less chic!
I’ve recently ended up looking like how I used to dress before the days if Instagram and Pinterest and looking like I’d just put on the first pair of jeans and tshirt and jacket, thinking I pass muster and really I look like a hot mess and not in a good way.

In the photos with this post I tried to enscapulate the look Zoé wears so well, with Converses, distressed denim, layers and a biker jacket, but I think I just look like any Tom, Dick or Harry and not someone who should have 200k+ Instagram followers.


I think to create this look you don’t need lots of money. What you need is something money can’t buy and that’s style.

Some people are born with an innate sense of style and I simply wasn’t!

Maybe as much as I love this look, it isn’t for me. But that’s the great thing about fashion, it’s open to interpretation in a million ways and isn’t one style fits all.
So being in your 30s doesn’t mean you have the fashion thing sorted. Far from it, I’m still trying to find ‘my fashion mojo’.

Stay tuned for more posts to follow me on my fashion journey.
And if you liked this, then maybe you’ll like my previous fashion journey post here.

Lots of love,

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