Hoodie: Kanye West London Merch | Flannel: Vintage | Jeans: A.P.C | Trainers: Adidas NMD | Shades: J.Crew | Purse: H&M
All photos: Tanya Krotovskaya, @tanyakrot
This week is no ordinary week. After three years of hard work and probably too much fun, I’m officially in 4th year. Thanks to Facebook reminding me of what a cringe-y fresher I was, I became inspired to write this week’s post on my style evolution.
Back when I started uni at St Andrews three years ago, I was honestly a bit terrified. I didn’t think I would fit in, and I probably would’ve given my left arm and first born to have been a Berkeley student. Instead of just being my weird self in St Andrews, I changed myself into the human equivalent of a beige cable knit as a.. creative… way to feel like a different person.
As a result, my fashion sense became… incredibly cringe. Honestly, I can’t look back to Freshers photos without feeling that way — and I don’t think I’m a special case. At the beginning of second year, however, I thankfully made a change. I made this blog. If it wasn’t for this site, I’d probably be a different person.
I’m not going to pretend this blog has millions of followers, or that I get sent free stuff 24/7, but that honestly isn’t the point. Being an ‘influencer’ has never interested me. Instead, my interest has always been in styling and developing a certain aesthetic that was genuine and all my own. In allowing myself to have fun with style, I’ve slowly been able to accept my authentic self — as cheesy as that sounds. After a year of having a blog, I guarantee that you will burn most of the cable knits you own — and you will feel free.
Speaking of feeling free….
I went to Dundee last week with my old flatmate, just to get a break of our small Scottish town. During our trip, we discovered these rare NMD’s available in pretty much every size — I was quite impressed. I’ve always thought people give Dundee too much flack, but now I love it even more. To keep my new shoes clean, I usually use soap and / or eraser sponges .
Not only are my shoes in this post rare (my inner hype beast is showing — just a little bit 😛 ), but so is this hoodie. A few weeks ago, Kanye did a pop-up store 4 minutes away from my work in Shoreditch, so I managed to snag a London hoodie — the temptation to resell is very real.
That’s it for this week guys! I hope you’ve been having a great first week back, and I’ll see you next Tuesday 🙂