Thursday, 10 January 2019

Top 3 Fashion Trends of 2019!

Love being right on the money when it comes to your outfits, but don't want to spend every last penny you have on your wardrobe? Well, you've come to the right place, because below no only do I identify the most prominent fashion trends of 2019, but come up with ways to achieve them that don't require you to win the lottery either. Read on for more.

Retro styling

Last year I loved 'all things 90’s, and 2019 will keep bringing back the past but with more of an 80's vibe! Think boxy silhouettes, shiny fabrics, and even bum bags! Of course, the shops will be packed full of these items, but if you want the look for less, which I always do! It's a good idea to go to stores that embrace fast fashion at a low price like Primark which is perfect for something you might not wear this time next year.

Layering Jewellery

When it comes jewellery in SS 2019 more is most definitely more. I have already started this, even getting my ears pierced again so I can wear even more! Layering chokers with longer necklaces, ear cuffs, hoops and studs and, of course a lot of stacked rings. There are endless possibilties, even with a casual outfit it adds that bit of style. Even try using retro styled pieces which combines two of the biggest trends.

Luckily,  you can get some pretty fancy gold tragus piercings, and other jewellery for a ridiculously low price, if you shop online. In fact, at such low cost you can afford to treat yourself to more than one item, and so kill that layered look dominating the spring-summer season in 2019.

Kitsch and camp

Lastly, as Vogue discusses here, The Met Gala theme this year is camp, and that means any clothing or accessory item that is retro will be in high demand, but a lot of these pieces come with a high price tag due to being unique. All you need to do is think bright, colourful and make a statement throughout the SS19 season!  


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

As I sit here on New Year's Eve thinking of the year that has just passed I realised it has definitely been a year of two halves. The first 6 months to the last 6 months have felt like two completely different years - Both full of both great highs and terrible lows with nothing quite falling in the middle. 2018 most definitely will be a year I will remember.

2018 started with having a hell of a lot of determination as I was in a place where I really just wanted to sort my life out. This is why they feel like completely different years. From January - May I built up everything I felt I was missing. From passing my driving test, saving up money and gaining a lot of work experience. I also built my self-confidence through this and really grew as a person. Most of this was also down to the fact I really tried to overcome my anxiety and finally reached a point where I could say I was happier than I had been for a while.

The second half of the year, things fell into place. I got a new job, made incredible friends and experienced things I could only have dreamt of at the start of the year. However, not all was good. On  the 1st August 2018 my Grandad passed away, he'd been ill for a while but it was still sudden. It took me a while to come to terms with it all, not really believing what had happened.

2018 was the also the year of friends. The ones I already had I grew even closer too and met some  amazing people who I don't know what I did without.

So 2018 you were a year too remember. But here's to 2019. I'm leaving this an open book, no resolutions, no aims, no pressures. Just to do whatever I want, when it feels right.

Happy New Year!