This is the first post of a series that I’m starting called “What I Would Wear It With”. In this series, I will pick a certain item or style of clothing and discuss how I would wear them. For example, I recently bought a pair of beige trousers for the first time and I want to discuss how I’d still them and why. Hopefully, this series will inspire you to come out of your comfort zone and experiment a lot more with your style. Continue reading “What I Would Wear It With: Beige Trousers”
This is quite a personal one for me but I feel like I’m ready to talk about it. As you all know, I attend gigs, concerts, and festivals quite frequently in various different venues and locations. Sometimes I even write about them on this blog, but as some of you may be aware, I haven’t written a music blogpost for… months. In fact, I don’t think I will again.
Why Have I Not Written Music-Related Blogposts?
There are so many different reasons for this. Firstly, I haven’t gone to any gigs/concerts for a while now. Secondly, I haven’t really focused too much on music since I started this blog – I feel like fashion has always been the front-runner of this blog and my Instagram. Thirdly, since my decision to take blogging a lot more seriously, I’ve had to find my niche, and that is fashion and style. Music just felt like an after-thought. And fourth and finally, and perhaps most importantly, on the day of gigs/concerts, I decide to just… not attend, and this has sometimes left me content-less.
Why I Sometimes Don’t Go To Gigs
It might seem a little weird to decide to not attend on the day of the gig and trust me, I know. Why would I pay for the ticket and travel only to not go? I wish I had a straight answer. To cut a long story short, when I know I’m about to expose myself to an environment that I’m not familiar with, my mind immediately assumes the worst. For example, in October, I bought tickets and travel to see Jake Bugg at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Hours before the gig, I decided not to go. I thought to myself, “well, what if I don’t have a good time? What if I don’t enjoy myself? It was only £x, I’m gonna see him again anyway so…” Despite looking forward to seeing him perform live, I managed to talk myself out of it.
This has happened so many times – BST Hyde Park 2016, J Cole, Wild Life 2017, Troye Sivan, Lorde and Khalid – and often, I do end up going, especially if I’m going with friends. I’ve had to convince myself to attend shows in hopes to not disappoint my friends. Who likes a flaky friend anyway, right? However, when I know I’m going on my own, I know that the only person I’m going to disappoint is myself so… I do. It is a struggle that I’m constantly trying to overcome.
Will I Make Music-Related Posts In The Future?
I’ve always been careful with using the terms “anxiety” and “social anxiety” – I have not been professionally diagnosed with either so I will refrain from using them. However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that I find myself feeling anxious in certain social situations, which is difficult when you’re a frequent concert-goer. It is especially frustrating when you rely on shows for content. There have been moments during gigs/concerts that my mind shuts down and I’m no longer enjoying myself but I stayed because I needed content for that week. And have you ever tried leaving a concert from front row?! It’s practically impossible.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve had to find my niche in the blogosphere and for the moment, that’s fashion and style. Perhaps in the future, I will venture out to lifestyle posts and include some music-related topics. For now, all of my focus is on fashion.
I have some concerts already planned for 2018 and I’m pretty excited: Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and BST Hyde Park 2018 with Bruno Mars and Khalid. As for festivals, I’d love to go to Wild Life and Reading again, and maybe Wireless this year.
I know some of you will understand and others might not, so if you can relate in any way then I’d love to extend this discussion with you. Perhaps we can help each other. Drop me a Direct Message on Instagram or Email me.
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Happy new year to you! I hope you’ve had a great time celebrating the end of 2017 and the start of what could be a pretty big year in fashion, particularly in menswear. 2017 saw the rise and fall of many trends and brands and the same is expected in 2018. Last year, we saw the huge influx of puffer jackets, ugly dad sneakers, and man-bags. So what’s in my menswear fashion trend predictions in 2018? Continue reading “Menswear Fashion Trend Predictions In 2018”
2017 was the year where I really experimented with clothes to find ‘my style’ and it’s not until today, 9 days before 2018, that I think I found an aesthetic that I love and feel comfortable in. I don’t want to say that I’ve found my “personal style” because I don’t believe I’m quite there yet. There’s still a lot of experimenting to do. So let’s see how I changed in 2017… Continue reading “How My Style Has Changed In One Year”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve been bombarded with emails and signs about #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday deals last weekend. Personally, during Black Friday, I prefer to do my shopping and bargain hunting online – it just saves me time and effort, and it means that I can browse and filter through clothes quite easily. I very rarely buy clothes full price, unless it’s thrifted or a piece that I’ve wanted for a long time (a pair of sneakers, for example), so I always like to take advantage of days like Black Friday. Continue reading “My Black Friday Pick Ups!”
So I have quite a bit of explaining to do… Where have I been?! Honestly, everywhere and nowhere. I was very poorly for two weeks, traveled to Milan and Paris for a week, and had two University assignments to do. That’s kind of why the blog has taken a backseat for the last three weeks, but I’ve also just been feeling a little uninspired in terms of writing and fashion/music. In terms of fashion, I’ve just been seeing the same style replicated a thousand times on Instagram, and it’s just… boring. With music, I haven’t listened to any new stuff for a while, apart from Jaden Smith’s Syre. That was fire. Continue reading “Comfortable in Black and White”
Denim Jackets are probably my go-to jackets because they’re so easy to wear – you can layer it with a simple tee or even a light hoodie/sweatshirt. I bought a black ZaraMan denim jacket nearly a year ago and I’ve managed to get so many wears out of it through all of the seasons. Recently, I’ve decided to add some colour to my wardrobe and buy a blue denim jacket. What I find difficult about buying blue denim is that some colours are way too light while some are just too dark. This is a “Blue Mid Wash”. Continue reading “The Perfect Denim Jacket”
Shoes are definitely one of my favourite items of clothing (if you can call them that) because there’s just so many different styles to choose from – sneakers, boots, heels, sliders – and they can really define an outfit. For me, sneakers make up 95% of my shoe collection, from NMDs to CDG Converses. Every so often, I go through a phase where I’ll buy a couple of pairs of shoes at a time and then nothing for a while after. That phase came a few weeks ago when I decided to buy three pairs of shoes that are all quite different from each other… because why not? Continue reading “Crep Check: Adidas, Nike, Clarks”
This is definitely one of my favourite outfits I’ve ever done, and I think it’s got something to do with the fact that there is no better feeling than wearing new clothes for the first time! I love the transition from Summer to Autumn because it’s not hot enough to go out in just a tee and it’s not yet cold enough to put on a million layers. Continue reading “Outfit of the Day”
Most of you probably haven’t heard of OtherUK – they’re a British streetwear and lifestyle brand founded by Nicky Other in 2011. Their products range from basic tees and hoodies to European-made denim to British made footwear. They most recently released their Athletic Capsule, which I hope to pick up a few things from! As well as that, they have been teasing us with their new AW17 collection, one of their “most conceptual and technical collections to date.” I’m interested in seeing the direction they’ve chosen to take. Continue reading “LPU: OtherUK Flannel Jacket”