Last December I turned 23, an age that for myself was slightly painful, being an advocate of Peter Pan and his belief of never growing old. In many ways, I feel no different from how I was at 21, apart from that of my fashion choices. I am so much more careful of what I purchase now, doing things I swore I never would like checking washing instructions as well as only purchasing things I swear that I need. I find myself worrying whether dresses are too short, or tops too see through and find myself always wearing tights whereas before I wouldn’t have thought twice about baring the pins. With this, I feel my fashion choices have matured. I consider soft skinny jeans in dark colour important elements of my wardrobe, as well as well fitted blazers and pretty dresses. I try to go for things that will transcend every season, things that stay true to my tastes and individuality. I like statement pieces, mixed up with simple basics, and try to pick individual things I know I will wear again and again to wow for drinks with the girls, or on a date with the less-better half. I find myself looking to a few individuals for inspiration and admiration, such as Olivia Palermo, Nicola Roberts and Rachel McAdams amongst others. Their style each grows as they get older, evolving into a sense of personal expression just as much as a pretty pose on the carpet. This is something I wish to emulate personally, expressing my idiosyncrasies and quirks through my choices, presenting myself how I wish to be seen. Instead of worrying about whether what I”m wearing is appropriate for the level of occasion or what others will be wearing, my questions are “Am I comfortable? Do I feel confident? Will I look and the mirror and smile?” This is what is important, because I want heads to be turning not just because of my gorgeous printed dress or brightly coloured jeans, but rather because of my smile and my strut! So time to get brave girls…. wear what you want and feel good doing it!