I Did 10 Days Of #OOTD: Here’s What I Learnt

31st July 2018

I will not start another post going on about the heatwave.

I will not start another post going on about the heatwave.

Sooo because it’s been so bloody sweltering, and everyone in the offices insides shrivelled at the prospect of wearing ‘business wear’, the decision was made to dress down. Yknow, until it was a suitable temperature again.

That was 3 weeks ago, and we still have dress down in place until the end of August. What a time to be bloomin’ alive.

And so, because I’ve never had the option to wear my own clobber for more than a few days straight other than during a long weekend or week abroad, I saw an opportunity.

An opportunity to be like my fave bloggers doing a cheeky little ‘oooo this is my #ootd, top from Topshop, blah blah blah’ on IG. If you’d like to check mine out I’ve saved all my outfits in one highlight over on my IG account. And this is what I learnt doing that for 10 days:

My wardrobe was a shambles

The first 3 days were totally fine, I was feeling myself and my outfits, wearing stuff that had been sitting in my wardrobe waiting for such an occasion. However as there was absolutely no way on God’s green earth I was going to wear jeans I noticed. Other than a classic ‘jeans, tshirt and belt’ situation, my wardrobe was pretty embarrassingly scarce.

I had no bottoms to pair was anything. I had bloody thousands of crop tops I’ve never worn, and as you can imagine they were strictly banned from the office. There’s always one girl that wears a crop top and booty shorts to the office and ruins it for everyone.

I spent money to not repeat outfits

Yes, running around the highstreet on my lunch break frantically rummaging through the racks to find clothes so I didn’t have to repeat outfits was a real thing. I felt as though, with jeans out of the equation every other outfit was somewhat memorable.

So I would plan out my outfits in advance, I would lay them all out on my bed and figure out what could go with what, and where the gaps were.

And I would be damned if I was going to be the first person that had to repeat their outfit and have to embarrassingly put on their #ootd; ‘wearing this New Look tshirt AGAIN’, within the same week.


I made bolder choices

In a real effort to get outside of my comfort zone (jeans and tee), I actively made myself make bolder choices. I was wearing brighter colours, throwing in prints, shaking up my shoe choices, I was even a little more daring with my hair and tried a half up, half down top knot with my hair STRAIGHT.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

And again, this was due to the fact that I didn’t want to come across boring for my #ootd and lose all my followers. ‘Will that girl stop f’ing telling me where she got those scabby cami tops’, was a real fear.

I have a style

Something I really, truly, wholeheartedly believed was that I didn’t really have a style. I just tried to follow trends sometimes but always reverted back to my one decent pair of jeans and an assortment of white slogan tees.

Very much still love those things, however I discovered that I absolutely bloody love a pair of culottes and am now the proud mother to several pairs. I love a good jumpsuit and now have a couple in a multitude of prints.

And as much as I want to, I really can’t wear skirts and dresses for long periods of time. Chub rub is a real danger and I refuse to be the person walking up the office like they’ve pooped themselves to stop their burning thighs from touching.

High-street is king

I thought to be into fashion you had to spent. How bloody wrong with I? You do need to have some money, as sadly the cashiers do not accept smiles and positive vibes as payment. However it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

New Look, Primark and Miss Selfridge in particular are absolutely killing it at the moment. There are so many fun trends at the moment, and there is absolutely something for everyone.

So if you think you’re not ‘cool’ enough to pull off that outfit, tell that little voice to STFU and make yourself buy it. If it brings you joy and you feel sassy as hell in it, it’d be a sin not to.

I genuinely feel more confident in myself, my body and honestly have a little sass in my step. Fashion is more than simply covering your naked body, it’s about expressing yourself, showing who you are and what you’re into.

And someone asking you where you got a certain item because they like it is possibly one of life’s simplest pleasures.



2 responses to “I Did 10 Days Of #OOTD: Here’s What I Learnt”

  1. I have been living for your outfit posts on IG,you have been killing it girl!! Xx

  2. This has inspired me to introduce fashion onto my blog! Thank you! 🙂 X

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