How to Slay Your Own Style

I have been sitting on these photographs for months now. I shot these with the amazing Aspen before I left, but I didn’t want to just post them with a standard OOTD blog post, I wanted to do them justice! Will I wait for the right post to post a set of photos that I love? Of course! I love them and I think it’s about time that I show my own style and live for it! I’m not going to make content that I don’t truly love or feel proud of because that’s a poor representation of myself and my brand. I love my work, so why not show things that make me happy?

The Hat Logic - How to Slay Your Own Style

When it comes to my style, let’s just say…it’s eclectic to say the least. One day I’ll be wearing my new frilled baby blue Zara skirt with frills and stripes with a band tee and dark makeup and the next, I’ll be super preppy with a blue skater skirt and a nice shirt! It goes from tomboy to elegant in a matter of minutes, but that’s the beauty about style. You never have to just like one thing on one day. You can change any day of the week because at the end of the day, it is your style and no one else’s. In the world we live in today, most of the style stars that we look up to either are a carbon copy of someone else’s style or they have 100k people who model themselves off of their styles because it makes them popular. What happened to originality? Where has the love of fashion and being different gone? I don’t really know and I can’t answer that question because I don’t know where to begin.

The Hat Logic - How to Slay Your Own Style

Originality comes from within and without it, we all lose a bit of ourselves and eventually conform to a standard that is acceptable to society, but isn’t representative of ourselves. I love myself and my style, so when I go shopping, I’m not always looking for the newest trend. I’m looking for a piece that makes me happy and comfortable in my body. When those two aspects are achieved, I am able to honor my style, which is a goal that we should all have. There’s nothing wrong with finding some style inspiration. I know for a fact that I have a large repertoire of bloggers who I go to to find inspiration from time to time on how to style a new piece or how a certain piece may look on my body type, but I also stay true to myself. Staying true to myself may mean wearing a Free People tunic and ASOS fedora that have been around for almost 2-3 years in my closet, but they’re a part of my style at the moment that I love and want to wear 24/7.

ASOS Fedora with Band || Free People Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic || H&M Tortoise Wayfarer Sunglasses || Olympus PEN E-PL7 with Kit LensThe Hat Logic - How to Slay Your Own Style

Life isn’t always about playing it safe. From time to time, we all need to take a risk from time to time, which can be so scary. I know I’m one to play it safe, especially with my style, but lately, I’ve been taking more and more risks and you know what? It’s fun! I’m enjoying my time and being able to rewear old clothes in new ways just because I took a chance on an old piece and paired it in a new way. When you take risks, you redefine not only your style, but yourself in a way that allows you to express yourself and remember who you truly are. Remembering to keep your style consistent is never an easy task. We all go through phases where our personal style changes in order to fit in with a specific group of people. You know exactly what I’m talking about *cough, that goth phase we all went through in middle school, cough*. We all should have learned the hard way then that staying true to yourself can be a good thing, but if we need a quick refresher, I think this is your ticket. Love yourself and your style because it is a way that you can embody and share the person you are with the world around you. If the world doesn’t like it, screw ‘em and just sashay on in life and slay in your own style!

Thank you to my amazing and talented friend Aspen of Aspen Cierra Photography for the photos! They were amazing and I’m so lucky to know you!  

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16 Comments

  1. July 24, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I totally agree. I think it’s fun to stick with your style but getting out of your comfort zone and also trying different things is important too. This lace tunic is darling! I love the feminine details and how fitting it is for summer. The fedora is the perfect accessory for this dress. Such a cute location to shoot this look in as well. I can’t wait to see more styles and risks from you! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  2. July 24, 2017 / 4:29 am

    I understand completely why you’ve been waiting for the right moment to post these pictures as they are stunning and go well with the topic. The fashion industry and the people working in it and with it are funny. They all want to be original, but at the end of the day, they all wear basically identical clothing and no one is one of a kind anymore. That’s why I love your style and I try to, if not experiment, at least vary my style as much as I can and by doing that I have noticed I do have an endless wardrobe, haha. Thanks for preaching, cause Lord knows people out there need this sermon! 🙂
    Thomas xx

  3. July 24, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Originality is definitely something I strive for but it’s difficult because we are surrounded by so much style especially with social media. I do think it’s totally fine to draw inspiration from other people but staying true to who you are is key. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic!

  4. July 24, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Love your honesty and style! It is fun to just be yourself and not fully what you think your followers want! Your outfit looks great – I am a big fan of hats – great fedora and dress.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  5. July 25, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Life if about taking risk babe also in Fashion this is the only way you will know yourself and what works best for you.
    I have to say I really love your style and how open you are to take risk 🙂

    xoxo
    Marcy

  6. July 25, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Such a beautiful post! I totally agree that sometimes it’s all about taking that risk and jumping outside of your comfort zone. Never be afraid to experiment and try new things because they can certainly turn out amazing! Adore this dress and how you paired it with that fedora hehe 🙂

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      I love experimenting and I’m working on some things now that will hopefully be AWESOME for the blog!

  7. July 25, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Your style reminds me a lot of my own. I am also a huge tomboy at heart, but that doesn’t mean I can’t wear dresses and skirts from time to time…with sneakers haha. I am so glad you finally shared these photos with us. You look amazing!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks Candace! I loved this shoot and it really was a great time! I have such an eclectic style that it feels like I don’t belong sometimes, but that’s just me in my own head!

  8. July 26, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Love that lace piece from Free People. Free People is one of my fave brands. You know, sometimes there are certain labels our there just fit you so well, no matter what you buy from them. And Free people is definitely one of them for me!! Love your style girl!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/less-is-more-with-grana/

  9. July 28, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I love how you rock so many different styles and you’re not afraid to try different things. I also check for the latest trends and look to other bloggers for inspiration, but in the end I just wear what I like or feel like wearing and that’s what matters. I enjoyed reading this post!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      I think that’s the best thing about fashion! We can all enjoy wearing what we want and that’s what makes us individuals! I love having my own style and it’s so great that you do as well!

  10. July 29, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to everything you’ve said in this post! Fashion is supposed to be fun and a means of making you feel good about yourself. Taking risks and wearing what you want (and WORKING IT!) is what it’s all about. I’ve been loving your style choices babe! Work it, girl!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  11. July 30, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    It’s so true, stay true to yourself and love who you are. Love your outfit tho, you are beautiful.

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