Today, I went to Southampton to visit the German Christmas Market, and couldn't quite resist popping into the bookstore. I was looking for a book journal, but I found myself a Style Journal from Moleskine. I would highly recommend such an object to those of you looking to a) clear out unwanted clothes, b) develop your personal style and c) actually get organised. My lovely journal has separate tabbed sections for all-important things including a complete wardrobe inventory (eek!), tracking outfits, and - inspiring this post - notes and photos of styles and 'trends' (Moleskine's word... not one I am hugely fond of) that have captured your heart.
As I was flicking through the pages with glee and wondering what photos I could fill up those oh-so-tantalising blank spaces with, I decided to pop online and share my current most inspirational styles with you. ^^ Here are one or two to get the ball rolling.
Mori Kei/Mori Girl
This style originates from Japan, and has a focus on natural fabrics and nature; a mori girl seeks to capture the essence of a girl who lives in the forest. Wikihow has a lovely description; "Mori girl has developed not only as a style but as a lifestyle as well! Quirky girls who love vintage clothing, pocket watches, tea, moss or going snooping in grandma's attic will feel right at home in this style." (There is also a darker offshoot known as Black Forest Mori Girl.) As of yet I know very little about the style but I love the entire aesthetic with lots of gentle, romantic layering.... ooh! <3
For more, see MonMonMori.
Dolly Kei is also a Japanese style, taking inspiration from vintage and historical Eastern European clothing and of course old porcelain dolls, with a whimsical twist. I really can't get enough of those fairy tale layers and antique-y elements.