Helloooo hump day!
Today I thought I’d talk about the Instagram hashtag I’ve come to love.
#everydaystyle is the brainchild of super blogger Nikki Parkinson – Styling You , a way of connecting with other like minded ladies who share their daily outfits.
For me personally, uploading a photo of what I’m wearing is still a relatively daunting task. You would think that well over a year into posting photo’s I’d be a seasoned veteran by now but I can assure you that’s not always the case.
I love fashion, dressing up and putting an outfit together but there are still times when posting a pic fills me with dread……
Will people like it, what do my friends really think of all this fashion stuff, who am I to post an outfit photo! These are just some of the questions that go through my mind.
Many times as soon as I’ve hit the share button on IG my phone becomes a hot potato that I can’t put down fast enough! I get so stressed about how the photo will be received that sometimes I don’t check my feed for hours after.
Silly I know, especially since I’ve always only ever had positive feedback.
And yet almost daily I post a photo…… why?
The simple answer is that I genuinely enjoy putting together an outfit that makes me feel great! I’ve blogged before about the time and effort that can go into one photo and how for myself personally it’s quite a process ( you can read more here and here! ) Another reason is that I need to get out of my own way sometimes, I have a tendency to be my own worst enemy!
I love seeing what other women are wearing or better still HOW they are wearing their clothes. What pieces are they mixing together and how are they utilizing their wardrobes….. can I do something similar with my own clothes?
As well as Instagram and the #everydaystyle hashtag being great inspo it also forces me to make a bit more of an effort…..to go through my clothes each day (or every other day) and put an outfit together that consists of something other than jeans and a tee!
I can be really quite lazy at times and think ‘oh what’s the point, I’m not going anywhere special’ but then I think, just as I enjoy seeing other ladies outfit photo’s maybe I also have something to offer.
So what has Nikki and her #everydaystyle hashtag shown me?
- It’s okay to want to take a photo of your outfit and share it with the world!
- There is beauty & inspiration to be found regardless of your style, size or age.
- Women empowering other women with positive comments and feedback is a beautiful thing.
- How to mix prints and rock my animal print with stripes!
- Confidence is KEY! Fake it till you make it if you have to but remember how awesome you are in the process.
Whilst I might still be a work in progress here’s my advice to you. If your thinking of sharing an outfit photo but you’re still not quite sure….. I say go for it! Once you start you begin to feel a lot less self conscious, especially when you know how many other ladies are doing the same thing.
Here are some my favourite looks from this month already…
Get on board, we’re waiting for you!