Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Harsh Truths of Fashion

So now that I've finally gotten my uni work out the way, I feel a hell of a lot more relaxed to write another blog post for you all. I know you've missed me ;)

As you can gather by the title, this post is going to consist of random points that I've had to learn over the years regarding fashion, confidence, etc. Please don't take it too seriously. If you do, pop a xanax. 

1) It's Better to be Snobby than Trashy 

There have been a few times in life that I've had people get the impression that I'm snobby or obnoxious. I've been trying to figure out why exactly that is but at the end of the day, I live my life the way I want to and I work hard to achieve my goals. 

What I will say is that it's better to come across slightly snobbish than trashy. Sometimes you see people and there really is no turning back for them and you just don't want to be like that at all. 

What you have to remember is often if somebody is continuously calling you 'snobbish' or 'uptight', it is perhaps reflective of their personal insecurities. There are a lot of jealous people out there and if you're doing it all right, you bet your bottom dollar someone's gonna have something to say. Just saying. 

2) The Industry IS Bitchy

This industry is bitchy, that's just the way it is. It's perfectly fine to come into it with a positive, chilled out attitude and that is always what I recommend, but just don't get trampled over. 

You don't need to take shit from the blonde girl wearing bright orange co-ords, yapping about her Ibiza boyfriend and perfect tan (true story). Just think, who are they in this life? Just because somebody is superior to you in the workplace, doesn't make them superior outside the building. 

The best thing to do is kill people with kindness and if you feel yourself getting worked up, step outside and take a breather. Like Kelly Cutrone said, 'If you have to cry, go outside'. It's not worth risking your reputation to catfight with a basic. 

3) Save Yourself from Catcalls 

Unfortunately, being a woman is hard enough without having unwanted male attention. If you go out dressed to the nines, showing off your body, chances are you're going to get major pervs in your face. 

I literally can't stand dealing with this so I tend to take an Uber to the tube station or if I feel it's late enough for drunk weirdos to be out there annoying me. If you're with a group, that's fine. If you're on your own and you don't feel comfortable, be safe and protect yourself.

If you're wearing a revealing outfit, definitely take a jacket or a cover-up for when you need to get home to save the anxiety. 

4) Don't Let the Clothes Wear You!

Okay, so the other day I saw a pic of a girl wearing a really nice dress. I mean the dress was just fabulous but erm... the photo was kinda 'meh'.

Guess we should all take tips from Gigi ;)
I am far from the right person to be giving modelling tips, believe me, but people can really tell the difference when you're rocking an outfit proud or if you're just standing there.

If you've got a gorgeous dress on and you're feeling yourself, show it! Personality is everything, show off your uniqueness once in a while! Stand out rather than blend in. 

5) Dress For Your Body Type 

Everyone has the right to dress the way they want. Yes, I believe this 100%. 

What I'm not into is people who dress for the size that they want to be without realising the beauty of who they are in the present. I'm the biggest I've ever been and I know not to wear certain things in my wardrobe because I will literally look 9 months pregnant. Being curvaceous is beautiful but wearing tight ass body-cons all the time is not. 

If you look at plus-size models, you'll notice that they dress fabulously. 

PC: @JadaSezer on Instagram
Often, they wear simple pieces that conceal the problem areas. Keep things slightly loose fit or accentuate what you're most proud of.

Jumpsuits are amazing for concealing. Trench coats, especially belted ones (as above) are incredible for curvier figures. Black will always be flattering. Skater-style dresses and peplums are also great as they flare out at the bottom. 

6) It's Just Clothes!

I know this sounds very contradictory at this point but I wanted to make this really clear. I may come across like I'm very serious about all this, but I don't make this my life.

Fashion is a vested interest of mine but it is not the core of my life. I watch 'Gossmakeupartist' on YouTube all the time, and more often than not he always says 'it's just makeup, have fun'. So if a makeup artist can say that, I definitely can say the same about fashion. 

Have fun and experiment with things. It's okay to make mistakes. Oh, and fashion is totally subjective so what I like is not necessarily going to be what you like. That's why I avoid shopping with friends for important outfits because if we clash, I'm going to buy the damn thing anyway. 

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