This year I’m on a quest to revamp my wardrobe with handmade items I’ve made for myself within my business I pride myself on making one of a kind clothing with a feminine edge and I thought if I’m not practicing what I preach then what am I even doing *insert dramatic pose!
I want to create a style that reflects my personality and that also makes me feel badass whilst wearing them. Confidence is something I have struggled with over the years especially in my 20s and my shyness can be so overwhelming at times but since entering my 30s my mindset has change a lot and my body hang ups are going but it something Ive had to work on and pushing myself out of my comfort zone has been the main thing and I’ve come to realise that it is GOOD for you.
I find it funny how clothing and hair has always been a fun way of expressing myself and I never had a problem with this, it was like a way of bigging up my confidence which lacked in other ways so now I’m now I’m taking note and creating a fun wardrobe that works for me and make me feel as badass as what my business is.
If you can find big confidence in yourself then everything else will follow.
I’m forever inspired by Gucci and I long for the day I can afford one of their kick ass suits so when designing my capsule collection a powered suit was defiantly on the table. Im also very inspired by vintage fashion especially the tailoring, it’s incredible how they had the fit on the clothes.
You can see my Pinterest board for my handmade inspo here
My main piece that I wanted to make was a denim jumpsuit as I’m a big fan of a jumpsuit, think 70’s disco with big flares … Hell yeah
The best thing about designing a collection is thinking how you are going to style it at the end, letting your imagination run wild is fun.
I had a little rummage through my fabric and found a piece of denim that I wasn’t using and I just managed to fit the pattern on it.
So whilst making up orders I managed to get my first jumpsuit made up just in time for the summer time. The denim is a bit too heavy but it was a great way to sample up and see how it was looking, Im going to look into a softer drape denim so that the casual look of the jumpsuit sits a lot softer in the body.
It’s so comfortable to wear and I loved styling it up my velvet chunky heels and my grandma’s crochet hat which is actually from the 1970s I also finished it off with my long lace coat dress which is available to order over on my shop page.
Im already thinking what other fabrics I can make it up in, I mean wouldn’t it look good in print say like leopard print.
How have you found your body confidence has changed over the years?