I have ingrained in my head that this is the kind of style that suits me, and the only one I should stick to; a style that I am comfortable with the Do's and Dont's, and know what flatters my figure more or less in the best way (that's not to say that I don't occasionally have the "what the heck are you wearing?!" moment from family and friends, and mostly boyfriend). However, sometimes I look at other girls and cannot help but to admire their fashion sense, even though it may be completely polar opposite to mine. Outfits look so effortlessly married together, but yet so edgy, trendy and cool! Whereas I on the other hand, usually spend a good twenty-minutes each day matching my clothing to shoes, jewellery, hair and makeup, and sometimes I won't feel at all satisfied with the final ensemble, and would have to revaluate the whole look.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and chose a basic long-line top with split sides from Blue Vanilla, an item that I would have never previously contemplated wearing myself. The top is casual yet edgy, and has an understated element of sexiness due to the sneak peak of flesh provided by the side splits. For everyday wear, I have teamed up the top with some high waisted blue jeans, but this can also be dressed up for the evening with a simple pair of heels and a clutch bag, perfect for a Friday night out with the girls.
As much as I love the top, I'm just not sold on how it personally looks on me; I think it looks great on others, and god how I envy that, but unfortunately I don't feel very comfortable in wearing it myself - it's simply not me. All I can do for now is to continue to follow the current fashion trends, but with a critical eye, so as to avoid another case of looking like a victim of fashion!
You can purchase the top directly from Blue Vanilla, HERE.
What are your opinions on the latest trend of longline, side split tops? How would you describe your fashion style?
Lots of love, Ana
*This post contains samples sent for review from Blue Vanilla but all opinions are my own.