Of all the cheesy phrases in English language, one I truly believe in is never say never.
Some people think that people don’t change, but I disagree. I’ve seen plenty of examples of it in my own life. Not just in my personal life but in my style too. Maybe even as little as 5 years ago you wouldn’t catch me in a blue bomber jacket, but here I am wearing one.
When I first started getting into fashion as a teenager, I didn’t have a sense of my personal style yet and I just tried to copy trends I saw in magazines. That meant I also tried to always look fancy because I thought that was more fashionable. More heels, less sneakers. Blazers instead of cardigans and sweaters – you get it. My high school principal even asked me on the last day of school why I always dressed up so much (lol).
As I’ve gotten older and figured out what my style really is, it’s all about practicality and comfort now. As much as I love getting all dressed up every once in a while, I really am more of a casual dresser when it comes to the day to day. I love that now in fashion it’s totally cool to wear things that used to be frowned upon, like sneakers and sweatshirts. It’s just about styling those pieces to make them interesting. Casual does not have to mean boring.
And though I love all sorts of details and embellishments, sometimes it’s as simple as a bold colour, like the rich, bold blue of this jacket. It’s also the perfect weight for spring. Pretty much all of my jackets are black so it’s nice to have this one to switch things up every once in a while. It’s also great for brightening up a rainy grey day, when I would normally stick to black or grey. I wore it with my waxed jeans and chunky platform heels for an easy but eye-catching casual look.
Thanks for reading! How did your style change over the years?
Photos by Andres Markwart
BOMBER JACKET: URBAN BEHAVIOUR | JEANS: TOPSHOP | BAG: ALDO | BOOTS: H&M