…after the outfits from January til June, moving on to the second half of the year!
Hope you enjoyed this round up!
You might not neccessarily know from this selection, but looking back on what I’ve worn over the year, I’ve noticed more smart/business casual outfits – though obviously my take on business casual! Partly I’ve felt the pressure to dress a bit more smartly now that I have the word senior in my job title, and partly it is just that I’ve started taking more photos at work, whereas last year I was photographing mainly my weekend outfits, which are still bright and slightly unusual.
Another shift I’ve noticed in myself over the last year is that a change in shopping habits. I used to go to the charity shops almost every weekend, and buy lots of stuff, even if it wasn’t perfect. (Remember charity shop finds, long term readers?) My thinking was that I could just try it out a couple of times then return it if it didn’t work.
I don’t regret this charity shopping period, because it helped me build the backbone of my current wardrobe at very low cost while raising money for a good cause. But them something changed, and I just gothrifting every couple of months now, if that. It’s because my life got busier, charity shops got more expensive and I need to really save money for the wedding. Plus, in the economic downturn/recession, buying quantity just felt wrong, even if the cost was low. I’m not sure I’ve actually spent less anyway, since I have bought a few pieces that weren’t particularly cheap, and definitely pricier than I would have gone for previously, like this bag, this dress, these camper shoes or just recently, these boots.
I might be slwoly moving towards quality over quantity, isn’t that part of growing up? Though I won’t rule out that I’ll go back to my thrifting ways at some point! But for now, I quite enjoy the process of really thinking about a purchase and committing to it!
What are your reflection on how your style has evolved over the year?