I don’t know how to be girly…

Hi guys,

This post is a little late but I’ve been super busy with work and travelling backwards and forwards. I’m going to try to get 2 posts up a week but you’ll have to bare with me if ones a little late. I’m a busy little bee so my apologies.

This post is about how I’m entirely unsure on how to dress for my gender and not look like I’m trying. Ever since I was old enough to start picking out my own clothes I’ve never particularly been one to dress in a girly way. In school I’d always get called a lesbian just because of how I dressed and the thing is I’d love to be able to but I just feel like I can’t pull it off. I always look at girls walking around in cute little dresses and outfits, forever wishing I could get away with it.

I like trainers, shirts, band tees all the comfy clothes. It probably doesn’t help that I get cold stupidly easily too so I suppose this has made me adapt into having my own style. I enjoy big baggy shirts and even if I do decide to wear a dress it’s usually the norm for me to shove one on over the top/round the waist.

Sitting on a fake turtle last year at London Zoo in my classic shirt round the waist look

It’s only the past year that I’ve felt comfortable enough to go on a night out in a outfit without a shirt included, even then I still turn to my friends like “yeah but it looks good together” and will be told to leave it behind. All these photos is bringing me onto my next point. I want to start documenting my outfits more, so I need some pointers on how to have your photo taken and not look like a complete awkward toe. I suppose maybe I’m not that confident in front of the camera but honestly what am I meant to do with my face? (I can’t smile without looking like I’m in pain so it’s just not an option for me). Those that follow me on Instagram will notice theres only 1 full body shot of me where I’m not covering my face (shown below), ultimately I hate this photo yet can’t bring myself to delete it at the same time because it’s one of my most liked on there.

I suppose I’m getting slightly better but I still find myself stuck between wanting to be girly and just shoving jeans, a hoody and a pair of vans on. This year I’m making it a goal of mine to try and ‘girlify’ myself and my wardrobe. Any tips would be great, especially on this how to take a full body photo thing because I’m starting to hate not documenting my outfits just because I can’t pose properly.

Thanks for reading,

Courtney x



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