Welcome to Suitably Scruffy! A fashion and lifestyle blog focusing on the slightly scruffier side of fashion.
No I’m not talking ‘just-got-out-of-bed-throw-anything-nearby-on-as-long-as-it’s-clean-who-am-I-kidding-it-doesn’t-need-to-be-that-clean’ kind of fashion. I’m talking about the items you can wear that make you feel polished but with a little bit of ‘rough’ around the edges…
Let me explain…
To me fashion is not all about textiles and materials, it’s about the inspiration you get from the places you wander and the things you see, touch, taste. I get inspired by my environment; the way a shadow dances patterns on to a wall, the delicate details of blossom petals in spring or the raw texture of pebbles on a beach.
The beauty of fashion is playing with the balance of clean lines and scruffier edges – pairing a delicate dress with killer boots, finding that perfect chiffon skirt and adding your favourite grey tee or adding a crisp blazer to your beaten up boyfriend jeans… creating texture and interest to the clothes you wear and the accessories you add to create YOU.
And so that’s where ‘Suitably Scruffy’ was born.
Now I am aware that I am not the picture perfect image of ‘fashion’. I’m a girl who likes to play dress up, I’m an adult trying not to grow up and I am definitely a little bit scruffy….
Let me introduce myself – I am a 26 year old female living in London, I’m married, I have a penchant for a good topknot and in 3 months I am quitting my job and travelling around Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 6 months.
I know I know what a cliché… but hey all the cool kids are doing it right?!
I am also deliriously passionate about fashion – It’s quite concerning really… the other day my friend mentioned belt loops and I got butterflies…yep… actually got excited about it…
So, follow me on my wanders, listen to my stories and delve into a smorgasbord of visual treats from my suitably scruffy self.
I hope you find your own inspiration along the way.