Normally people wait for the 1st of January for the whole 'new year, new me' thing, but there was just no way I could wait another month for this much needed haircut. For most people, a haircut is quite a usual/minor thing, but for people who know me, I've had super long hair (I'm talking past waist length) for over 19 years.
I've been contemplating cutting my hair for a L O N G time, and whilst I convinced myself it was something I should go for a while back, my parents weren't so sure. Anyway, I finally managed to convince them so I decided to go for it- before they changed their minds.
So how am I feeling about the new look? Well I love it. I think it's nice to have a major change sometimes, and I can d e f i n i t e l y say that I got my money's worth for that haircut, so it's smiles all around.
A bit about my outfit for those of you wondering:
It was FREEZING on this day, so the weather naturally had me reaching for the warmest jumper I could find, and this mohair one I managed to pick up in the topshop sale was perfect! I did put a top on underneath because the jumper isn't the THICKEST one around and mohair can be itchy if it's directly on skin, but a Uniqlo thermal long sleeve top did the trick. To make the outfit more 'edgy' I added a classic biker jacket and some straight-leg ripped jeans. Black boots tied in the biker jacket really well, and then to finish it off I added my Uterque orange cross-body which brought out the orange stripes of the jumper. I'll definitely be hitting lectures in this combo more often- it takes the least amount of thought, and you can't go wrong with a baggy jumper, a biker and boots!
Jumper: Topshop *BARGAIN ALERT*
Jeans: Topshop (Similar 1, 2, 3)
Jacket: Topshop (Similar)
Bag: Uterque (Similar 1, 2, 3)
Earrings: Urban Outfitters
Post haircut, a lot of people who knew me when I had longer tresses were talking to me about how they were so shocked that I actually cut it! I'm not irked by this at all, quite the opposite really because I do understand why they were so shocked, but I guess when I've been thinking about it now, it's crazy how such a small thing can be related to identity. I never really registered the length of my hair as being something that's directly associated with me by other people until I cut it really- it was always something that was just there, that I took for granted. Now I see the cause that my hair's gone towards in such a different light. I don't think I really understood how things that seem so everyday to some, can be a crucial part of someone else's identity. What I'm getting at here, is that perhaps we take for granted things that we shouldn't; that line is something that's overused so much, but perhaps we need to keep it in mind more often: I know I'll be trying to. For now, I'm just glad that there's something I've been able to do that may possibly help someone else just feel that little bit more like themselves again.
Until the next time chaps!x