Style icons, insecurities and more...
I'm having a love hate relationship with one of this seasons hottest trends - leather skirts. Or faux leather in my case. Now it's not that I feel the need to love every trend that pops up. In fact, there's so many that make me cringe a little inside, but it's just that I do genuinely love this trend... but maybe not on me?
On the likes of Lydia Elise Millen and Victoria from In The Frow, they look incredible. But, they have a completely different figure than me and legs for what seems like... days. When in fact in reality they're exactly the same height as me but unfortunately for me, my legs are my biggest part. It's simply my insecurities that are making me feel this way and I've always hated my legs, although generally I can flaunt a dress in the evenings and not care too much, but perhaps that's the cocktail or two talking.
A cosy jumper, ripped jeans and ankle boots is the norm for me, especially come Autumn/Winter. But then again, wouldn't it be nice to have the confidence, even if you have to fake it for now, to wear whatever the hell you want?
I think at the moment I'm feeling particularly downtrodden because when I took this photo I still had the remnants of hives poking through , especially all over my legs (hence the tights). It's yet another thing my body hates and yet another thing that I need to go to the doctors about. I'd have loved to have given this outfit a go without the tights but hopefully that's something I can do soon.
It's ok to have your own style and not want to branch out from it, but if you're not wanting to do that purely due to a lack of confidence then that's when things possibly could do with a change. It's not something that happens overnight. And even as a fairly confident person myself, it's still always something that can be worked upon. For everyone. And not just in relation to your wardrobe, but in all aspects of your life.
So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to set myself a challenge at least once a month, to wear something that I'd love to wear but wouldn't always have the confidence to. For October it's going to be the faux leather skirt.
Wish me luck and I'll let you know how I'm getting on.