Saturday, 18 March 2017

short hair don't care

Whistles Toscana jacket, Zara cream top and Zara black cropped trousers

When I was about 15 I had an awful haircut (foolishly modelled on Chloe from the TV show Smallville) which was a horrendous, short layered disaster. To be honest, everything about my appearance at that stage of my life was a disaster, but that's what being a teenager is about, right? Learning what works and what doesn't work for you, and gradually refining your personal style as you get older. (At least that's what I tell myself when I look back on photos and cringe...) Anyway, it really put me off having short hair. From that moment on I religiously grew and grew my hair, allowing myself only minimal trims and the occasional flirtation with a fringe (another bad idea given my round face). It wasn't until last year, when my hair was finally pretty ridiculously long (check this out if you don't believe me), that I started to get bored of it and wonder if shorter hair might actually be a little more chic. Don't get me wrong: I adored my long hair for a while. At a certain point, though, it started to get straggly and I felt - to be honest - like I might be getting too old for it. While some older women can rock long hair, for me I've realised I feel more sophisticated with a shorter cut.

Whistles black suede heels, Zara cream fluted sleeve top and Saint Laurent tote bag

If any of you have been following my blog for a while you'll notice that I've done it gradually: my advice to anyone looking to do the same is definitely don't cut it all off at once, as you will have a freak-out. Chop a little bit off and see how you feel. I found myself loving it for a few weeks each time, then thinking, maybe just a bit more? A couple of weeks ago I finally went for my optimum length (collar-bone). I don't think I'll be going shorter anytime soon, but never say never. I like this cut as it's still long enough to tie back (no layers is key) but feels so fresh and fun and exciting. I'm definitely pleased I shook off my teenaged self's dreaded fear of short hair. I won't ever get over my bad experiences with blonde dye jobs though, so now I only go to Bleach London inside Topshop Oxford Circus for my balayage and would definitely recommend them.

Zara black culottes, Saint Laurent black leather tote and Whistles suede court shoes

Larsson & Jennings black Saxon watch, Whistles gold hoop earrings and Zara cream top

Saint Laurent shopper bag, Whistles black leather jacket and Whistles black suede heels

Whistles fur collar jacket, Zara black culottes and Whistles suede heels

Zara cream cropped top, Whistles black heels and Saint Laurent black tote

Whistles Toscana leather jacket / similar here
Zara top / similar here
Zara trousers / similar here
Whistles shoes / similar here
Whistles earrings

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1 comment

  1. Blimey, "too old for long hair"! Go knows what that makes me!


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