If I could describe my fashion sense in
three words it would be feminine, chic and sexy. I enjoy wearing
stereotypically girlish wardrobe items such as skirts, dresses, sheer blouses,
ruffles (in moderation), pastels and plenty of sparkles (but never in that
sickly sweet, over the top kind of way). Normally each outfit is accompanied by
a pair of heels, dainty jewellery, and a statement handbag. I love
form-fitting, slightly revealing and playful clothing, but my primary rule when
it comes to skin baring is to only show either the top half of your body, or
legs – finding a balance is key. For example, say a top has a plunge neckline, I will normally team it
with a long pencil skirt, or a classic pair of trousers. Alternatively, if I am
wearing a mini skirt, I will make sure to wear a top that starts from the
neckline down (a turtleneck is my usual go to).
I have ingrained in my head that this
is the kind of style that suits me, and the only one I should stick to; a style
that I am comfortable with the Do’s and Dont’s, and know what flatters my
figure more or less in the best way (that’s not to say that I don’t occasionally
have the “what the heck are you wearing?!” moment from family and
friends, and mostly boyfriend). However, sometimes I look at other girls and
cannot help but to admire their fashion sense, even though it may be completely
polar opposite to mine. Outfits look so effortlessly married together, but yet so
edgy, trendy and cool! Whereas I on the other hand, usually spend a good
twenty-minutes each day matching my clothing to shoes, jewellery, hair and
makeup, and sometimes I won’t feel at all satisfied with the final
ensemble, and would have to revaluate the whole look.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to
step out of my comfort zone and chose a basic long-line top with split sides
from Blue Vanilla, an item that I would have never previously contemplated
wearing myself. The top is casual yet edgy, and has an understated element of sexiness
due to the sneak peak of flesh provided by the side splits. For everyday wear,
I have teamed up the top with some high waisted blue jeans, but this can also
be dressed up for the evening with a simple pair of heels and a clutch bag,
perfect for a Friday night out with the girls.
As much as I love the top, I’m just not
sold on how it personally looks on me; I think it looks great on others, and
god how I envy that, but unfortunately I don’t feel very comfortable in wearing
it myself – it’s simply not me. All I can do for now is to continue to follow
the current fashion trends, but with a critical eye, so as to avoid another
case of looking like a victim of fashion!
You can purchase the top directly from Blue Vanilla, HERE.
What are your opinions on the latest trend of longline, side split tops? How would you describe your fashion style?
Lots of love, Ana
*This post contains samples sent for review from Blue Vanilla but all opinions are my own.