My inspiration behind blogging

I express my self and my creativity in so many ways, from sketching on notepads, decorating cakes, playing drums and to the way I dress. My blog is all about my personal taste in fashion and lifestyle. I am a firm believer in dressing up the way you want to be addressed and I read somewhere “the outfit you die in becomes your ghost outfit”  lol, if this is anything to believe in then caution must  be taken at all times to ensure one is always well dressed no matter the occasion. On a  more serious note, I express my mood and feelings by my outward appearance, and besides wearing a smile and being an all round charismatic gentleman, I achieve this through what I wear .

Clothing should be a signature , not to be taken too seriously, as time evolves and as one gets older so should your style. When I look at old pictures of me ,I don’t cringe because I know at that time ,whatever I wore represented who I was as a person, a reflection of the year  and “in-trend” fashion at that time. I will consider myself as fashion forward and not afraid to take risks and try something new .My friends and family will agree with me on this. Buying anything straight off the rack was  sometimes never enough for me as I would go further to get it tailored or put a scissors to it, so that it was more custom to my aesthetic. Sometimes doing this worked amazingly and other times I would ruin an outfit or look a mess wearing what I had created. If there was a designer look I loved so much and I could not afford the luxury  or high end prices I would seek alternatives from high street shops, charity shops or dug into my old clothes in order to get that designer look I wanted put together, and kerching!!!  I was happy. I am influenced by pop culture , art and music all of these define my aesthetic in fashion and the lifestyle I lead.

 

In this age of social media, everyone literally has the tools for success and being an inspiration to others  at their finger tips, it all comes down to how you utilise the various social media platforms. Blogging is one of the many platforms I want to add to my list.

On Instagram I follow profiles/people  who inspire me.  I will include the links of some of my time favourite  Instagram profiles below. Click the links attached to check them out.

  • Daily inspirational quote

http://instagram.com/inspiration

  • Ultimate gentleman and blogger is Mariano Divaio

http://instagram.com/marianodivaio

  • Ultimate lifestyler is Gianluca Vacchi

http://instagram.com/gianlucavacchi

To me these profiles are the definition of lifestyle goals and inspiration. I believe anyone can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and work hard enough for it. Determination, consistency and perseverance is key.

Bringing this post back to its subject,  I get asked a lot on Instagram about what I am wearing and where to buy them, this makes me believe that I am doing something right. So, instead of replying to private DM’s on Instagram I figured that I could blog about it  and share my love for individuality in how I dress up looking good without breaking the bank, how I am able to mix and match to achieve an overall luxurious look, the places I shop and  be able to share my tips on best buys. My fitness is also another talking point I am passionate about, so I will be sharing how I stay in shape , my favourite grooming products and my lifestyle in general.

My aim in doing this is to bring out the inner confidence and individuality in anyone who stumbles across this blog. It’s not a crime or being shallow to love yourself , because at the end of the day if you don’t love yourself , you will never love others.

Are there any social media profiles that aspire you , if so, leave a link or their profile name on the comments sections below so I could check it out 😉

 

Photography

Bisola Aladenika @biscoden

 

What I am wearing

Jacket: Noose and Monkey

shirt: Zara

Trousers: HnM

Shoes: Aldo

Clutch: Asos

Watch: Calvin Klein

 

 

2 Comments

  1. February 27, 2017 / 2:34 am

    Great look Howey!
    My instagram profiles inspiration are: everettwilliams, iamgalla and matthiasgeerts.

    • howeydon
      February 27, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you leoneldsmith

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