One of the biggest issues I come across when styling people is a confusion about what their personal style actually is. And one of my favourite ways to teach them, is to show that items we automatically strike off the list, can actually be added to our wardrobe; we just have to integrate the look in a slightly different way, a way that suits us, trial and error is key. Ultimately personal style is what you want it to be – it’s personal, the clue is in the name;)
Obviously metallics are a favourite style of mine; I also encourage this look for others I style. Metallics (which remember include gold, rose gold, silver, bronze and sparkly embellishments) are versatile, they add an edge to your outfit and whose day does not get a little brighter with an added sparkle?!
Gingham on the other hand…well, there isn’t one piece of this print in my wardrobe, so that maybe says it all?! But of course it’s everywhere (that gingham skirt is an Instagram favourite!) so I want to give it a chance, but anytime I see a top, or skirt, or even shoes, I just pass them on by.
But why add it to my wardrobe just because it’s on trend? Well, I am forever on the search for a print I am comfortable in. And as a lover of the plain and simple, this checked look should work well. And should I not try to mix up my style?
So I’ll begin by having a look at the options…not a great start I might add, I think I’m still swaying towards my usual;)
Metallics easily found to wear from head to toe…
And so to my top gingham pieces. I would definitely try the blue gingham dress from Primark and the top from Mango. But as I searched I did discover it is just a bit busy for my style, it’s something I would probably buy and maybe wear once or twice; I’d be trying this style just for the sake of it which is not how I like to shop.
So I can comfortably say, gingham is not my chosen style and it is a trend I will allow to pass me by. For now, I’m happy to stick to metallics as I know they work for me. And on that note, have you seen my recent Facebook styling post to see how to integrate metallics into your wardrobe?