*small warning for the pictures: Don’t mind my hair; it’s pulled back in a bun because I was having a bad hair day. Also, I had to use a remote to take the pictures, so my hands are awkwardly positioned.*
First things first– and don’t say “I’m the realest” (Fancy by Iggy Azalea) or “I’ma say all the words inside my head” (Believer by Imagine Dragons) or “rest in peace Uncle Phil” (No Role Modelz by J. Cole)– I love fashion. Who needs boys and relationships when there are shopping and clothes and the joy of putting together a beautiful outfit?
Quick backstory about my history (and love) of fashion:
I find fashion (and all its subcategories) fun, and it’s another creative outlet for me to express myself. In the fourth grade, when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said a fashion designer. That’s changed a little over time, especially since I’m in college to study interior design (or as my school likes to call it, “interior architecture”; it’s pretty much the same thing). Nevertheless, the passion and love for fashion have remained. In fact, I’ve recently made the executive decision (I think I used that phrase correctly) to study fashion at the Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD) through their eLearning program (if that’s even possible). I won’t start until a few years after I graduate from the university I’m currently attending; I’m waiting until I’m doing pretty well in life, especially financially. Though, knowing me, I might choose to study it at a different school or ditch going back to school altogether and do my own thing. We’ll see.
Anyway, I wanted to incorporate fashion on this blog, but I wasn’t sure since the videos never do well on my channel. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I shouldn’t care and decided to just go for it; this is my blog, and I can do what I want with it.
To get things started on the fashion section of my blog, I wanted to showcase my style compared to what Topshop’s online style quiz says my style is. Let me know which look looks the best and if what Topshop says is similar to my style.
My style is still developing, and I don’t think I will have a “set” style until I graduate from college (the first time). I don’t really follow the trends because some of them are very weird and not of any interest to me. If I do ever look trendy, it’s an accident.
I like being comfortable and casual while also being feminine/girly and “stylish.” When shopping and finding a piece I like, I do two things:
1) Look at the quality.
2) See if the quality matches the price. If the price is pretty inexpensive and the quality is the greatest thing I’ve ever felt, it’s a steal. If the quality is crap and the price is equivalent to Michael Kors, I don’t even bother with it.
Once the quality checks out, I check my bank account to see if I’m broke. If I’m not, I buy it.
Sometimes I like to experiment and wear things I’ve never worn before/ hardly wear. For example, I wore a ripped denim jacket with a pair of ripped denim jeans (then I posted this picture on Instagram; I was in the middle of scratching my head). One thing you’ll never catch me in, even if I’m having a super casual day, is sweatpants… or workout pants. Workout pants are only on my body if I have a physical education class with no time to change (like this semester). I only wear sweatpants if:
A) I was working out and realize I’m late for something with no time to change.
B) I’m so deathly sick that changing into pants feels like I just finished a marathon.
C) I’m not great emotionally and mentally and feel like being a bum.
D) It’s laundry day.
I took Topshop’s Style Quiz, which had more questions than I thought, and this is what it said my style was: “The Tomboy Girl.” There was also a small “description” (if that’s what you want to call it) that said “Frilly dresses? No thanks. Keep things cool and casual in boyfriend denim and the latest trending trainers.” After Googling what trainers were, I knew the last part is definitely not me; I do not do trainers. It also provided several Topshop items that matched the results of my style quiz.
I tried to create an outfit based on the items and description provided, but I don’t own a striped shirt nor a non-stained white shirt.
What do you think? Is my style similar to what Topshop said? I really need a title for my style, like “The Tomboy Girl” (but not that one). What should I title my style? “Cute, Comfy, and Quality?”
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe