My All Time Favourite #OOTD Shoot

A great photographer, killer outfit and standout location are three important components of a great fashion shoot. This shoot ticked all of those boxes. See why, along with my views on trends today.

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Growing up, I loved watching my stack of magazines grow each month. These days, I can’t remember the last time I bought one. I think this is partly due to the convenience of social and digital media, the restraints of a student budget and my growing lack of interest in keeping up with trends.

 

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Historically, each decade had a particular aesthetic and trends developed at a much slower rate. With the rise in instant communication, trends today seem to change several times within even one season. I don’t think its something that people can or really want to keep up with.

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Digital media has transformed and democratised the fashion industry. Now, everyone can have a share of an open playing filed (provided there is internet access), rather than relying on certain fashion gatekeepers in order to make it in the industry.

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So if we are relying less on fashion trends, where does that leave us? I’m not saying fashion trends are dead- we are simply looking for more substantial pieces with longer lasting value that fit into our own aesthetics. Its taking trends from a mass-market approach to a more targeted audience.

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Rather than everyone following specific trends, I believe people are finding their place within fashion subcultures. These include the vintage lovers, the urban dressers, the retro inspired and those who opt for athleisure, to name a few.

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When it comes to my style of dress, it changes daily. I have always had a love for vintage items and that has grown exponentially. I’ve incorporated that into this look with a denim jacket. I’m also beginning to experiment more, hence the bralet which I love. You can get  these items at Guard the Vintage (use the promo code ‘freindsofshannon’ for a 15% discount :)). The boots, skirt and stockings are wardrobe basics, accentuating the statement pieces.

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Outfit Details:

Denim jacket and bralet: Guard the Vintage

Skirt and stockings: Mr Price

Boots: H&M

Photo’s by Yusrah

 

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