Dressing Down and Going Out Out

Your fashion sense is a funny old thing. Over the years your taste and wardrobe will change so dramatically, you’ll end up looking back at photos of yourself and shrieking… Jesus, what the bloody hell was I thinking? Chances are you weren’t the only fashion disaster. Take a look at a couple of your girlfriends’ FB pages and it’s highly likely they’ll be sporting a very similar look. I have to admit though, the mid to late naughties was a bad era for everyone right?

Over the past few years I’ve really found my own sense of style. It’s still very much trend led, with a bit of designer and a whole loada’ high street, but I know what works for me. There is just one area left that I seem to struggle with and that’s my ‘night on the town’ look. With my days of bright orange fake tan, bad hair extensions and patent sky high heels behind me (thank god!) I never really know what to wear.

I’m not a clubbing girl. The thought of the cheap vodka, sleazy guys and crappy music makes me feel hungover before I even start. I much prefer hanging out in pretty cocktail bars and then heading to the nearest dance floor for a girly boogie to some 90s cheese and chart tunes. My issue is, because I’m not hitting up the fancy clubs, a typical ‘going out outfit’ can feel a little oott and to be honest, not very me. So what am I meant to wear on a night out?

Well, last Friday night I decided to step out of my comfort zone and change it up. I went out in a jumper… this is something my uni self would have been horrified at! I partnered it with a cute skirt, some studded block heels and a cross body bag and I absolutely loved it. It made me realise that your going out style doesn’t have to be dressy, short, or obviously sexy. It has to be something that makes you feel confident and a lil bit sassy. There is something to be said for the whole less is more vibe and I couldn’t be more into the concept of dressing down and heading out.

I’m sure at some point I’ll be reaching for those 10 inch heels again, or maybe I’m just getting old? But for now I’m looking at my wardrobe with a fresh pair of eyes and embracing a different kinda’ out out style, that’s a little bit more me.