LEARNING TO ACCEPT YOUR STYLE

Oh hello there, we meet again. I am back with another post *mini squeal* as I finally feel like I’m getting my mojo back.

Getting my laptop out of its case no longer feels like an effort as many ideas are whizzing around in my head. A feeling I haven’t had in a while and if I’m honest, I’ve really missed it.

Writing is my creative outlet and not being very inspired lately has really had a strain on my mood. I feel I need to write and create more often than not to feel myself and I’m starting to gain that feeling back so hurrah, yay, let’s go!

Today’s post is a fashion one, a personal one and one I’ve had in mind for a while.

Let’s begin with saying that I’m no fashion guru. I would never see myself as a style inspiration (as much as I’d love to be) but I have recently come to the realisation that I *think* I’ve finally found my style.

Before starting a blog as well as during the first year of Life With MCM, I thought beauty talk was all I could manage. Buying and trying new makeup and skincare on a regular basis was my thing and I love sharing my ideas and thoughts on products, the latest trends and all that beauty goodness. However, a little while ago I decided to kick-start the ‘fashion’ section on my blog hoping to find my style. I had the idea that writing about fashion would make me fall more in love with it and also help me experiment more, and it’s done exactly that.

When I say ‘I’ve found my style’ I don’t only mean one look, one impression, I mean I’ve found out what suits me, what I want to experiment with and also what pieces I want in my wardrobe.

I’ve mentioned before about being stuck in a rut with the same cycle of clothes. I never used to try new things and would always find myself buying the same old tops and jeans from the same old stores and nothing else. In the end it got really boring and I never thought I could be into fashion as much as I’d always wanted to be.

So, when I started this new section on my blog it meant I needed inspiration. Of course, I headed straight for Instagram and Pinterest and questioned why others would look so damn great in their clothes and had such confidence when wearing them. One day it dawned upon me that these people wear what the heck they want. They wear their clothes with confidence and passion, and that’s because they think about their style and what they want their style to be. It was clear that in order to find your style, it was important to have a bit of trial and error in your life.

For years I thought the only way to put an outfit together was to copy others and just buy the most basic things on the rails. I’d never dare myself to try something new, that idea was just horrifying to me.

Since I’ve experimented more, tried things I’d never think to in a million years and listened to my own style thoughts, I’ve started to feel happier in my clothes. I now know what I want and how I want to style it, instead of just copying what I see online and what I think is ‘right’.

More recently it dawned on me that various fashion brands have subconsciously spoke to me and told me to go out of my comfort zone. I found myself going into different shops, seeing new items and putting potential outfits together in my head.

After visiting the Nasty Gal Pop Up on Carnaby Street and was surrounded by clothes I envied but never thought I could pull off, I had a sudden realisation that I can wear those things if I really want to. It’s not a crime to wear what we want, and whatever you feel great in is what you should be wearing – even if it is a little different than what you’re used to or feel accustomed to wear.

I think online platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest, can make us think we have to dress a certain way, dress like others and copy others style, when in fact these platforms are there to inspire – if you let them.

Now, when I go online I never think ‘I want to be that person, I need to wear what they are’. I go online, search for fashion inspiration in order to inspire my own wardrobe. Not to copy, to inspire.

Seriously, try that wacky jumper, those unusual trousers or those cute shoes – if it makes you feel good, feel confident, feel you then you’ve found your style.

The only person that can wear your style is you, right?

Megan ♥

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  • So so true! Style is so personal, which is what makes it stylish. There are so many pressures these days of dressing a certain way, which can hamper our own personal style.

    • Megan McCoig

      Exactly! So happy you think the same!

  • Such a great post Megan! I’m in a place where I haven’t really found my style but you’ve inspired me to start thinking outside the box and to experiment more with my clothes! Xx

    • Megan McCoig

      Thank you Sare, I really hope it helps xx

  • I think it’s good to try things that you might have avoided or overlooked before! Sometimes you can really surprise yourself! x

    Beautylymin

    • Megan McCoig

      Definitely! I never used to and now I’m pushing myself to try new things more often than not xx

  • Yes yes yes!! I am so in love with this post and once I’ve lost the baby weight I am totally going to take your inspo and go find me!

    • Megan McCoig

      Thank you so much! I hope it has inspired you 🙂

  • fashion for lunch

    OMG! I really really really need to visit!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing

    • Megan McCoig

      You’d love it girl!!

  • Erin Russell

    I love your style, its always so pretty and really suits you! My style is so casual its practically Pyjamas, pretty rubbish lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Megan McCoig

      Ah thank you so much Erin, so kind! PJ’s are my fave to, not going to lie!

  • Frances Hemmant

    YES!!! Love this post! You have such an amazing style, and everything that you put together looks beaut on you. I can definitely see what you mean about the fashion section of your blog helping to evolve your style, and cannot wait to see more fashion content from you in the future. I 100% agree that just copying others doesn’t work, gotta find what is best for you, because everyone is different – so finding your style yourself means you feel so much more comfortable and confident too! xxx

    • Megan McCoig

      Girl you’re such a sweetie. Thank you so so much. A unique style and finding pieces just for you is the way forward xxx

  • Issy Fox

    This is so true, only ourselves are holding us back from wearing what we want x

    • Megan McCoig

      Defo! Xx

  • I’ve just done this with a new shop, and bought loads I wouldn’t usually I think I’ve had to try and find a new way to dress since the baby xx

    • Megan McCoig

      Yay so glad to hear that! xxx

  • LexiLife

    Love this post babe! So true. Go with our gut and wear whatever the hell we want! xo

    • Megan McCoig

      Thank you Katy! Xx

  • This is so true, since losing weight I feel like my style has changed a lot more, but I still have a long way to go!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    • Megan McCoig

      And you look incredible xxx

  • Kerona Ledgister

    great post love and creative photography, putting the bag in the fridge i would have never thought of that
    http://www.mssparkleandglow.com

    • Megan McCoig

      Haha cute isn’t it!

  • Lady Writes

    It’s so important to find your own sense of style and what you like, what you’re comfortable in and what you can experiment with x

    • Megan McCoig

      For sure. So glad I’ve finally found my way with it x

  • thesundaygirluk

    I honestly couldn’t agree more and at the end of the day it is only clothes, so if an outfit does turn out to be a dud, there’s always the next day! x

    • Megan McCoig

      100%! Trial and error is a must x

  • BeautyAndTheBlouse

    This is such a great post & I’m proud of you for jumping out of your comfort zone & for wearing what you want to! x

    • Megan McCoig

      Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

  • I love this post, you make such a great point.
    I feel like I’m finally beginning to feel more comfortable in my fashion choices.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • Megan McCoig

      Thank you, I hope it gave you some inspo! 🙂