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The Stylish Introvert

Beanie baby!

The Stylish Introvert

Ward off the seasonal chill with a stand-out beanie. Think faux fur pom-poms, sequins, and maybe even a veil to amp up your style.

I went on the hunt for the cutest, most beautiful beanies. Find one you love? Simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to the online store selling that item. Enjoy!

Lounge Lovers

The Stylish Introvert

When I think about my ideal night out, I immediately think of a low-lit cocktail lounge, hummed but lively conversations, and a piano playing lounge classics in the corner.

I’m thinking silk pajama-style shirts with matching or contrasting pajama trousers, statement jewelry, and beautiful makeup. It’s man-style dressing at it’s most feminine and refined.

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How to style a pajama-style outfit featuring pieces from For Restless Sleepers

I went on the hunt for elegant dress-up worthy pajama sets. See one you love? Simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to the website selling those pajamas!

Why introversion and bold style go hand-in-hand

The Introvert Lifestyle, The Stylish Introvert

In January this year, style website Who What Wear published a piece entitled ‘Why Fashion Introverts Are Suddenly Wearing Loud Coats.’ I was immediately confused because I wasn’t sure what a ‘fashion introvert’ was.

Upon further reading, I discovered that a fashion introvert is someone who has understated style and prefers not to stand out from the crowd. Applying this logic further, I assume an ‘interior design introvert’ is someone who delights in minimalism and avoids statement furniture of any kind.

To be fair, I can’t entirely agree with using the word ‘introvert’ to denote understatement and subtlety because I don’t think introverts are understated at all.

Introversion is ultimately about self-expression. This may seem contradictory if you think of self-expression as being solely about verbal self-expression. Introverts express themselves in many ways that don’t require the spoken word. This self-expression can be overt, bold and dramatic.

For example, three years ago I decided to put a jet-black streak in my hair as an homage to Deborah ‘Blondie’ Harry and Daphne Guinness. It contrasts strikingly with the rest of my (very) blonde hair and I love it.

Comedian Amy Schumer is a self-proclaimed introvert. Is she understated and subtle? Definitely not. And if you watched Beyoncé’s performance at the 2016 MTV VMA’s, it’s unlikely you would describe it as understated.

It’s true, you could be forgiven for thinking introverts wouldn’t be interested in stand-out style because it would draw too much attention and open up too many possibilities for unwanted conversations. I mean, we do like to bang on about how we aren’t interested in small talk and prefer limited social engagements.

I think many introverts understand that the only required response to a compliment is “Thank you.” That’s it. The complimenter may want to know where we purchased our amazing coat/bag/shoes from but again, this requires only a simple response. Most people won’t pursue a conversation further.

I’ve no doubt that many introverts prefer a simple wardrobe, but let’s avoid the broad-brush assumptions. Even a cursory search for the subject on Reddit reveals a wide range of approaches to personal style.

None of us can be put into a one-size-fits-all introvert pigeonhole because of the complexities of human behaviour, personality types, physicality, sexuality, and ethnicity.

No doubt there’s other factors, and please make me aware of any I haven’t mentioned.

In reality, an extrovert can dress entirely in monochrome each and every day. Conversely, an introvert can happily dress like Anna del Russo at Mardi Gras.

There’s nothing understated about that.

Over to you! Does your introversion inform the way you dress? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Headphones for the stylish introvert

Home Comforts, The Stylish Introvert

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an introvert in possession of stylish headphones, must want to be left alone. 

No uncomfortable, boring white earbuds here! We’re talking full ear coverage headphones in rose golds, shimmering silver, and soft luxurious wool.

I went on the hunt for the most aesthetically pleasing headphones around so you can send the world a ‘Do Not Disturb’ message in supreme style.

Find a pair you love? Simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to the store selling that item.

Enjoy!

Pillow Talk

Home Comforts, The Stylish Introvert

With winter approaching it’s time to start thinking ‘cozy’. When it’s cold outside there’s nothing better than snuggling up in your favourite chair, couch or in bed with super-soft blankets and squishy pillows. It’s also a great time to make some style decisions and have your special space reflect your personal style.

Pillows and cushions are a fabulous way to add comfort and personality to your space. I’ve hunted down some amazing pillows loaded with style and character!

Find one you love? Simply click on the item and you’ll be taken to the store selling that item. Enjoy!

Sweatshirts that up the style stakes

The Stylish Introvert

I’m in sweatshirt heaven this winter! I was on the hunt for some basic sweatshirts thinking they would absolutely do the job. Then I found so many sweatshirt delights with sequins, prints, and all-around gorgeousness I’m now inspired to lift my sweatshirt game considerably.

Without further ado, here is my selection of favourite sweatshirts for winter!

Find a sweatshirt you LOVE? Simply click on the image and it will take you to the online store selling that item. Enjoy!

Stylish sneakers that make a statement

The Stylish Introvert

I’m not a person who exercises regularly but I definitely have a sneaker obsession. To clarify – embellished, glittery, suede, and printed sneakers.

No dull-as-ditchwater athletic sneakers for me, I want the all-out, stand-out pair that gets a sneaky (no pun intended) glance from people.

There are so many gorgeous sneakers available at the moment and I couldn’t resist putting together a compilation of my favourites. I hope you find a pair you adore as much as I do!

Find a pair you love and must have? Simply click on the image and you’ll be directed to the store selling that item. Enjoy!

Here are my absolute favorites right now – FYI I just bought the Puma black suede sneakers with the gold toe caps!

Treats with style for introverts

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When looking for treats for ourselves, we introverts tend to look to aesthetic pieces that will make our lives more comfortable.

For example, you could get rid of those hard plastic earbuds and replace them with super-comfortable (and oh-so-stylish) rose gold headphones that practically scream ‘Don’t talk to me’. Perk up your favourite chair with a faux fur pillow and a soft throw. Try a new skill and teach yourself how to cook amazing middle eastern food with a cookbook.

There are lots of little ways to treat yourself and here are some of my personal favourites.

Find something you love? Simply click on the item and it will take you to the online store for that item.

Get inspired with these treats!


Reinvigorate your creative space!

The Creative Introvert, The Stylish Introvert

Is your home or work office/creative space looking a tad drab? Align your space with your personality and make it a true reflection of your personal style. Get a surge of motivation by reinvigorating your creative space with a quirky accessory or two, a chic print, and a hint of luxurious copper or gold.

Here are some fabulous ideas to get you inspired! See something you love? Simply click on the image and it’ll take you to the store selling that item. Enjoy!



The must-have backpacks for introverts!

The Stylish Introvert

When we introverts are out and about, we tend to rely on our headphone/ear buds, reading matter and digital devices to signal to the world that we are perfectly fine keeping ourselves to ourselves thank you very much.

You need a bag that can easily carry a medium-size book, a tablet/small laptop, and any small personal essentials.

If you’re going out and about, I recommend a backpack over a tote to carry your essentials. Comfort is the number one reason why I carry a backpack. I find after a couple of hours lugging a tote around on one shoulder, my back starts to feel it. A backpack evens up the load across your shoulders and back and keeps your hands free for coffee and your phone.

Personally, I LOVE a stylish backpack so without further ado, here are my picks of the current seasons backpacks.

Find one you LOVE and must have? Simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to the store selling that item.  Happy backpacking!