Why your personal style doesn't have to 'fit' into just one type.

Why your personal style doesn't have to 'fit' into just one type.

Personal style is something that should be just that; personal. 

I don't know about you, but my style has changed a lot over the last few years. There are pieces that I wore when I was 19, that you would never catch me in now. And like everything, I feel that your 'fashion sense' grows and evolves as you do. As you and your life changes, so does what you like to wear.

My style is very eclectic, and it totally depends on the mood that I've woken up in that morning as to what I reach for in my wardrobe. My manager described it perfectly to a new colleague this week, he said; 'You'll find that Soph will either turn up to work dressed like the Managing Director, or like she's still in her pyjama's and just got out of bed.

Thanks boss.

But, to be fair, he has a valid point. Some days, I'll wear my black jeans with a nice top and a blazer, and other days I'll throw on my sports leggings and an oversized jumper. Some day's I'll find a cute little crop top and my high waisted jeans, and other day's it'll be a pretty tea dress. Some day's it's an oversized shirt and my knee high's, and other days it's my jeans and a pair of trainers.

It's only been in the last few years that I feel like I've gotten a little better at this whole fashion thing. But, I've always felt that the way you dress should be a way of expressing yourself, as cliche as it sounds. You shouldn't wear something just because it's all over Instagram and you feel like you 'have to have it' because it's on trend. 

You should wear what you want and what you feel good in.

And honestly? I've found myself much happier and much more confident since I started sticking to this rule. If you don't feel good in what you wear, you're not going to feel good in yourself. Which is why I believe that you shouldn't have to narrow your personal style into just one category, because you're not always going to want to wear just that.

Have fun with your clothes and don't feel like you have to stick yourself in a box when it comes to labelling your style. Because fashion is meant to be fun, and how can you have fun with something that's restrictive?

So, if one day you wanna dress super chic and tailored, but the next you wanna be all preppy, sporty or boho, you should totally do it, girl. Experiment and be inspired by what's around you, but most importantly, make it you.


Carvela Kurt Geiger Trainers from the Lace Up collection c/o Kurt Geiger.

Also, I just need to give a huge thank you to my flatmate for taking these photo's for me, after I roped her into helping me on one of our walks this weekend! Turns out she's pretty nifty with a camera, too!



  1. Absolutely spot on! I've never been all that great in the fashion department, but I still like to feel good in what I'm wearing. Like you said, my style changes depending on what I feel like on the day. I have noticed that although there are days where I like to wear my gym clothes, other days I like to wear my skirts (only recently have I got into skirts), or my favourite jeans, whichever it is, it's usually neutral and 'beige' style I would say. I'm starting to like my style even though it's forever changing!

    Welcome back too!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume ♡

  2. I wrote a super similar post to this last night, as I'm totally the same! My style seems to change all the time, and I don't really have a problem with that :) Love those trainers though! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajaneedwards.com

  3. Really enjoyed this post Sophie. I've always been a little anxious when it comes to fashion. I don't feel like I naturally know what works well together, but I am slowly getting there with just wearing what makes me happy. And you are so right, I don't feel we all need to fit in to a category or a stereotype, we should all just wear what we want to wear. If you want to wear a band t-shirt, gone are the days of having to be a punk or 'Mosher' (remember that term? Gosh I haven't heard that since high school :p ) we should be free to dress how we feel and not be judged or labeled! :) Lovely post!
    Lucy xx


  4. Totally loved this! You are so right :)

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  5. I completely agree with you! You shouldn't feel as though you can't wear something because "it isn't your style" just go for it!
    Rachel // Rachel Ellen

  6. My style varies so much, theres so many different things I like to wear and I think thats okay like you say!

    Lucy | Forever September

  7. I completely agree with you! Fashion is all about being comfy and confident in what you're wearing xxx

  8. Yes! I recently bought the curated closet book as I'm such a style rut and currently on the first section of just analysing what you're wearing for 2 weeks and how you feel. It also talks about how you don't have to stick to what others deem as 'style categories' and actually you make up your own style. I love simple basic looks, but also boho/surfy and I'm learning it's ok to one day dress a certain way and the next dress completely differently and these 2 weeks of jotting outfits down has actually been quite fun!

  9. Completely agree! We should all just wear what we want and not try to pin ourselves down to one specific style! xxx

  10. This post is 1000% me too! My friends laugh that sometimes I will wear a skirt with boots and a blouse and others I'll be in leggings and an oversized jumper. But it's totally down to what mood I am in!! x

  11. This is so true, we should all wear whatever we want to wear, as long as we feel good and are happy. You look amazing Sophie! I am always seeing your lovely outfit pics on insta.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  12. I completely agree with you and actually, I think I'm the same when it comes to fashion and personal style. One day I'll be in a swing dress, the next a pair of jeans and my converse. I find it hard to follow certain trends anyway because of my shape. Over the past few years, I've learnt to dress in what I like and what compliments my figure xx

  13. I feel like I completely needed this post! It was exactly what I wanted to hear, I'm constantly struggling to keep up with fashion trends and things that just wouldn't suit me or I wouldn't feel comfortably in, but this post makes me worry a little less about that! LOVE this.

    Angelyque | http://alittlechillibean.co.uk/