How bad-ass are these women? I found them on the consistently rad Teenage blog where there’s a whole series of awesome 80s female punk fans.
It’s not really connected, I suppose, but I’ve been thinking a lot about ~~personal style lately. It’s not a New Year resolution or anything of that nature, more a dawning realisation that I’m a year off 30, have a proper job where I need to go to srs meetings (at least sometimes) and probably shouldn’t base my outfit ideas around teenagers. From the 80s or otherwise.
It feels like I’ve taken half my wardrobe to the charity shop over the last few weeks through a combination of being really bored of my clothes, needing to do a bit of a clearout and not fitting into things anymore (all that hiking over cliffs in Whitby paid off). I now have a (slightly less full) wardrobe full of things I feel ambivalent about but that ‘do’ for work and things I love and wear all the time – with a lot of space for some new sensible purchases.
I’m definitely more about quality than quantity now, but it’s the ~~personal style bit that I’m struggling with. Sometimes I want to just be a teenage goth and wear dungarees and a beanie and sometimes I want to be COS/Whistles grown-up like Iso and other proper adults.
Does the answer to this come to you in some 30-shaped lightning bolt from the sky? Because I really care a lot about what I wear and the clothes I buy, but there doesn’t seem to be any regular pattern to any of it.
Do you have to make your mind up?