Confidence Is The Key You’re Missing To Your Outfit | Summer Lookbook

Jennifer Lam from The Confession of an Online Shopaholic's first fashion lookbook

I’ve always been someone who struggled with their confidence. It literally takes a lot for me to step out of the front door, and think “I look good today!”. These days don’t happen very often for me, but lately I’ve tried to make them happen more. Do things that make you feel more confident within yourself!

Jenny Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic in a fashion shoot

This is actually the first Fashion Lookbook I’ve done on The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic, so if you do enjoy it, let me know in the comments below! The location of the shoot is a far-cry from popular blogger location shoots in places like London. But, why not try and branch out and find your own unique gem of a location to shoot in! I’m very lucky to have cute, cobbled streets around my town, so I definitely had to take advantage of that!

Jenny Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic in Pretty Little Thing

I always plan my outfits the night before I go out the following day. This is because if you have a good outfit, you’re going to have a good day! I hate the stress of choosing an outfit on the morning, because if I don’t feel comfortable in the outfit, it’ll just irritate me all day.

The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic wearing Pretty Little Thing and Missguided Necklace

Accessories, accessories, ACCESSORIES! You can’t complete an outfit without a little piece of jewellery, or a statement accessory if you’re feeling bold. I love the gold coin-shaped necklaces at the moment that seems to be in fashion. They’re also great to layer with if you have necklaces with a shorter length, and similar colour.

My next step is always my hair! If my hair is styled, it instantly gives me a boost of confidence. I feel like if your hair looks nice, it takes the attention away from areas you may feel more insecure about.

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Paul Valentine Pearl Rose Gold Mesh Watch
Paul Valentine Pearl Rose Gold Mesh Watch
£109
Black Suedette Metal Trim Loafers
Black Suedette Metal Trim Loafers
£13.99
Dorothy Perkins Womens Indigo ‘Darcy’ Rip Knee Premium Ankle Grazer Jeans
Dorothy Perkins Womens Indigo ‘Darcy’ Rip Knee Premium Ankle Grazer Jeans
£10
Asos Design Leather Jeans Belt With Rose Gold Buckle
Asos Design Leather Jeans Belt With Rose Gold Buckle
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Quay australia high key mini gold aviator sunglasses
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Saint Laurent Monogram leather cross-body bag
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Asos Design Gold Plated Sterling Silver Vintage Style Coin Charm Necklace
Asos Design Gold Plated Sterling Silver Vintage Style Coin Charm Necklace
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Jenny Lam in her hometown of Macclesfield doing a fashion shoot featuring pieces from Pretty little Thing, Quay Sunglasses, F&F Clothing and Missguided

Furthermore, I love to wear minimal makeup. Why over-complicate your makeup when your outfit is meant to be the star of the show? You can read about my everyday foundation I’m using here.

Finally, the key outfit piece you definitely need above all, is CONFIDENCE! If you feel good, you look good. If you’re not feeling so confident, it will show through, especially if you take pictures of your outfit.

Jenny Lam of The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic is demonstrating how confidence is key when it comes to making an outfit work

I’m far from a Size 0, and it has taken me a long time to even be happy with the way I look. Size is such a stigma these days, this is one of the reasons why I put off doing a post like this for so long. Admittedly, I’m still not there yet with my confidence, but every day I try to build on this. It was a huge stepping stone for me to ask my friend to help me with this photoshoot, let alone in public!

Trouser details of The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic's fashion shoot

I’ve come to a realisation recently that there is only one of me. I won’t fit in with the stereotype of what a blogger is ‘supposed’ to look like. But, I’m still going to pave myself a path of my own, because what’s the aim of being the same as everyone else? If you just be yourself, you’ll create your own unique corner in this very tough industry!

Jennifer Lam wearing her rose gold Paul Valentine watch over on her first fashion lookbook on The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic

Hope you enjoyed my first Fashion Lookbook!

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4 Comments

  1. July 13, 2018 / 8:40 am

    What a lovely post. you look gorgeous and really happy in your outfit girl! I ought to make a special trip to locations to take photos, I tend to get my daughter to take mine but she’s 13 and everything’s a bit of an effort for her these days haha – if it requires putting her phone down for a minute it’s a problem. I usually get my outfit sorted the night before too, I get so frustrated and try on EVERYTHING in my wardrobe and get very late as a result! Loving the bag btw.

    Fab post, definitely do more lovely!

    Samantha x

    thebeautyspyglass.com

    • July 16, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha! Aww bless, well if she does help you take your photos, they always look absolutely amazing! So, despite it feeling effort for her, she definitely has a talent there! Hahaha, that sounds exactly like me! My room is a bomb site by the end of it! Thank you so much!x

  2. July 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Jennifer you look amazing! I really like your style it’s so effortless and you pairing it with minimal makeup is the same thing I do 🤗 I agree with you, when you feel good you look good. No name brand piece will make you stylish, it’s all about how you carry yourself from the inside that shines on the outside. You have great content, just followed your blog!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • July 16, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you so much, Natonya! Exactly! I completely agree with you, I think that just a smile could make your outfit look 10x better! Thank you for the love, you’re too kind!

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