Friday, 20 January 2017

New Year, New Style

We're almost a month into the new year and as is customary now, we always set ourselves new goals or resolutions in order to improve the way we live. I'm no different to this, as you can see in My Goals For 2017 post, I have a few different areas that I'd like to progress. One of these is the way that my blog looks and what its focus is on, this for me is Male Fashion.

I'm going to be totally honest and admit that I've never really had a real care about my fashion style or in what direction I wanted to go with. I was always happy to have a look around, see what I liked and then go with it for a while without really trying to build a collection. So long as I was colour coordinated I was happy. 

This has been the same for most of my adult life up until the last year or so as I now tend to look into my wardrobe, hate the majority of the clothes I have and then stick with the same few outfits I actually like. There have been many reasons that have prevented me from finding my own style since I left uni, such as a good amount of weight loss and only recently being in a job where I can support buying new clothes without feeling guilty because I'm spending above my income.

This has now lead to me wonder what my style can and should be, whilst trying to convince myself that I'm able to improve my look. So here today I'm going to signal my plan to improve my style, so I can feel both comfortable and confident in what I'm wearing. 

As this post for me is all about honesty, I really started to think about my style and how I want to portray myself both inside and outside of my blog. I read Carl at A Bloke Eye View's post on Comfort Being Key  and this post resonated with me because I've never dressed for anyone but myself, I know what my financial area is and trying to go above and beyond this wouldn't really be who I am or what I'm about.

This is because when it comes to fashion, I'm not about the high end fashion life and I never will be, which I'm more than happy to accept. I wear pyjamas and a hoody at home, jeans, t's and polos if I'm out and for me no matter the time of year, you're going to see me wearing either a beanie or a flat peak cap (Much to Alice's despair). It's what I'm comfortable in and I agree with Carl in the fact that forcing myself outside of this, isn't going to do anything but put pressure on myself and make me feel uncomfortable but I do want to explore different fashions. 

So to start this slow process and mans-formation, which is one I'm happy to say I've begun, I've already taken steps to improve this by shopping in both TopMan & Zara Man, which I've never done before and was impressed with, especially Zara Man as the quality and prices really took me by surprise. I'm going to try styles I've not tried before such as skinny jeans and take on and try recommendations such as Sam at Haphazard Fashion's Levi 512's suggestion and see where I go.

This is a journey that I know I will find interesting and enjoyable but it's something I want to share with you all, be it a What I've Bought This Month post (There will be one for January), an Outfit of The Day Post or even the occasional Look Book. I want to progress this area of both myself and my blog, so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I plan too. 

Have you had any thoughts about changing your style or wanting to freshen it up? Or have you got any recommendations that I could look into for myself? If you do feel free to hit me up and let me know. 


  1. I'm the type of person who avoids the clothes I actually like, for the fear of looking ridiculous haha! My boyfriend on the other hand has really got to grips with fashion as well over the last year or two, and he loves shopping - I wish I had his motivation.

    1. Myself and my other half are the exact opposite, she had the fashion thing down, I just throw on what ever I can. It's that reason I need to actually look into what my style is.