MATURING ALTERNATIVE STYLE

Fashion Blogger Lucy Love

From the age of 12, my style has always been what could be termed as "alternative". From my initial grungey days wearing the baggiest black jeans known to man, adorned with chains, and skater shoes to my Avril Lavigne phase, to my later emo & scene phases, I guess I've always shunned away from your typical 'mainstream' trends and favoured the quirky, edgy, alternatives.


About three years ago now, I had a pivotal moment where I threw out the majority of my old band t-shirts. I felt that, because I was in my 20's and I'm only getting older, it was time for my wardrobe to change and reflect my so called maturity - while I don't regret this decision now (I did after all keep the most sentimental ones) I do think I did it too early. I wasn't ready to change my style, I didn't really even know who I was back then.

Now, once again, I feel like I'm at a sartorial crossroads. I'm 25, and while I still love everything in my wardrobe I have an urge to change the way I wear each piece. I feel empowered when I dress for work, statement pieces, smart tailoring and heels - it makes me feel like a confident girl boss who has her shit together, and as I walk through the financial districts of London on the way to meetings and I see the way that other people view my slightly quirky work wardrobe, I smile, I feel good.

I want my out of work wardrobe to make me feel like that too. 

Sure I always feel confident with whatever I put on, and I want to reiterate that I'm not going to change the alternative twist to the way that I dress, but I do want to smarten it up a notch. Wear joggers still sure, but combine them with a pair of heels, a designer jacket, statement footwear and accessories. I'm sure that every outfit won't be like that - I'll still have plenty of days where I favour trainers and plenty of mesh, but for the most part I do want my wardrobe to reflect my age a little more.

I also desperately want to invest in more luxury pieces this year. Luxury brands have always been a passion of mine but until recent years I've never had the money to buy them myself (and strictly speaking, right now I haven't either but we'll pretend that I have for the sake of this post). I want to fill my wardrobe with classic, timeless pieces that will stick with me for years as opposed to spending hundreds on 'fast fashion' that will be out of style in a season.

I'm excited to see how my style matures in the coming months - for the first time, rather than feeling torn between how I used to dress and how I actually really want to, I have realised how to blend the two together to create my own, unique style that's true to me, my personality and my (so-called) maturity. 

Wearing:
Coat: Zara | Sweater: Missguided | Leggings: Topshop | Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen

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11 comments:

  1. Loving these photos Lucy! xxx

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  2. love your outfit in this post. Its so important to have your own unique style. I am sure you will come up with the best alternative style. Excited to see your future outfit posts.

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  3. Love this outfit on you! I've always thought that the most important thing about your style (other than feeling comfy and confident) is showing your personality! Clothes and fashion are such a fantastic opportunity to do that and of course that's going to develop as you grow as a person.

    It's why I find it funny that I now wear stuff that teenage me would never have!

    Katie @ KNEL

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  4. I love your style :) I love this workwear too, how it's not too out there but had little quirky details on

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  5. Love these photos and I love your style! I wish I could pull it off!

    Katie xx
    www.katie-middleton.co.uk

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  6. loved this post Lucy, I also had a Avril Lavigne phase and at 27 I think I'm very much still living it haha!

    I love your outfits, so excited to see how you mix both alternative and maturing style 💖

    Iamfoxxtailz | Alternative Style Diary

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  7. You look gorgeous in these pictures! Love your outfit. I'm looking to start adding more timeless, classic pieces into my wardrobe aswell. I'm getting tired of buying clothes that only last a few months or that are out of style within a season, I want beautiful clothes that will last years.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  8. Love the photos on this post!I'm so excited and looking forward for your upcoming posts as i can use ine or two advice of how to dress more age apropriate and mature ^_^

    xx Aphrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

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  9. This outfit is gorgeous 😍 Love your blog layout 😍😍

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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