How music inspires my style so much

27 Mar 2018

I can't imagine not being into music, whether you're someone who goes to gigs, doesn't, loves festivals or just really enjoys listening to some good music sat up in their room. I'm constantly listening to music - on the train to work, walking, it's on in the office then when I get home I always have a little explore on youtube for new music whilst I clean or just do small jobs around the house. What I'm trying to say is music plays a huge part in my life and looking closer it affects my style of fashion so much too! Growing up as a child I found bands like Nirvana and Blink 182 very early on, my love for other artists grew from there, punk, rock, indie rock - my first ever band I saw live was Paramore and I'm still in love with them now as much as I was then. Fleetwood mac is possibly my all time favourite band, but I think a band that affects my style so much is Nirvana and they actually influenced me getting into grunge when I was a teenager.

I look at the outfits I wear and I can genuinely pin point what bands I'm loving or style of genre I was in to when putting it together, Haim are a huge culprit of me 70's inspired looks lately! I'm either bouncing from 70's vintage/feminine looks to pretty much feeling like a little grungy boy in my oversized flannels and band t-shirts. It's one or the other lately and it completely relies on what I'm feeling like when I wake up in the morning - but a huge factor to my style is the music I'm currently listen to, so cue a lookbook which is completely Nirvana inspired because they've always been huge to me throughout my life.

For a long time I struggled with casual wear and I found I just couldn't wear jeans and a basic t-shirt like every body else. I loved to wear dresses, skirts and band t-shirts we're my combo and I also had a slight smart twist to how I put together an outfit. Casual just wasn't in my list of things to wear, until I went to university and found my style and now all I do is dress comfy. Culottes, jeans, the odd occasional skirt but even when I do try to put a little effort into my outfit I throw on a hoodie or some big oversized jumper. The older I'm getting and primarily through work I always stir towards comfort over dressing up, but I don't want to feel bland in my comfies so I have to put my own personal style twist onto things. Dressing casual for me is an excuse to grunge things up, throw on the band tees for some edginess and play around with just how styled down I can get.

Whilst I'm expressing how much music influences my style I thought I'd include some more musically based, inspired by this post which is a really fun music tag just to let you guys know a little more about my tastes!

MY FIRST ALBUM - Blink 182 Greatest Hits 

I remember my Grandad buying me a bunch of CDS (my firsts) and they we're all recommendations from someone working in HMV! Thanks man

SONG ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW - Hobo Johnson 'Romeo & Juliet' 


1. Pup 'DVP'
2. Hobo Johnson & The Love Makers 'Peach Scone'
3. Pale Waves 'Television Romance' 
4. Paramore 'Fake Happy'
5. Lorde 'Hard Feelings'

A SONG THAT GETS YOU ALL IN THE FEELS - Kings of Leon 'Cold Desert' 

Kings of Leon are amongst my all time favourite bands and this song makes me happy, smile, cry and sad all at the same time. Lots of songs make me happy but this one just makes me feel so content inside. I'd love for it to be the song I dance to if I ever get married, it's just so calming but really powerful and it's just a really lovely song. 

I feel like I should of said something really upbeat and punky, but this song touches my heart.

A SONG THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU HAPPY - City and colour 'the girl'

(in no order)

1. Nirvana
2. Fleetwood mac 
3. Blink 182
4. Lana Del Rey
5. Kings of Leon 

nirvana black sweatshirt ~ ebay second hand
green checked flannel ~ the vintage scene 
black button down aline skirt ~ h&m
fishnets ~ ebay
stompy boots ~ h&m

MY FIRST GIG - Paramore 

Fresh out of secondary school, first weeks or so of college and my best friend decided to book us tickets to Paramore! We headed all the way to Manchester and saw our favourite band Paramore - I don't even think I told her that it was my first time being at a Gig! I remember sitting which probably was a good first gig shout as Im such a small human, but I loved every second of seeing one of my favourite ladies live and god Haley has the voice of an angel. 

A SONG I WISH I'D WRITTEN - Editors 'No sound but the wind'

I'd never in a million years be able to achieve such a powerful deep voice to give the song the rightly deserved emotion, but I've always loved the song for many reasons. I think the lyrics are so beautiful and if I had any musical talents (I seriously don't) it'd be one of the first songs I'd love to attempt acoustically. 

THE LAST GIG YOU WENT TO - Slam-dunk 2017

I actually had a really shit time and saw not one band that I knew or liked. I did enjoy Zebrahead but it wasn't my choice, I literally stood there nearly getting knocked down repeatedly because Im so short and  then I just went home half way through the event because I just felt that crap about the whole day. 


Soko 'We might be dead'
La Dispute 'Women in the mirror'
Pup 'Guilt trip'
Fleetwood Mac 'Rhiannon'
Alkaline Trio 'Blue in the face' 


I have a huge passion for films and there are so many soundtracks I love, but Alex Turner actually wrote the entire soundtrack for the film Submarine and I just love it. I could list films for days I love for their song choices, American Pie, The Great Gatsby, Waynes World to name a few but souly when one artist makes songs just for a film I love that idea. The songs are sad, full of heart broken amazing lyrics and it's just always a soundtrack I love and I actually have it on Vinyl. 

When I came across the soundtrack to my life tag I thought it would perfectly fit in with this post, I just can't express enough how music influences a lot of things in my life and clothing is definitely one of them. 

Until next time guys,

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