For our third chat we had an opportunity to pick the brain of budding Instagram star Victoria Allen. Take an opportunity to learn where she’s been, where shes going and how she’s developed her style. Please make sure to follow her on Instagram @stylefromvictoria so you can keep up!
How’d you get into fashion blogging?
I have always been interested in fashion and using my outfits as a creative outlet. Even as a child, I loved to express myself in this way. Blogging has been the perfect way for me to continue sharing my love of fashion and I am very thankful that I have been given the opportunity to do so. I was an avid reader of many fashion blogs for years before I created my own but I kept putting the process off during my college years expecting there to be a better time to begin a blog later. I ended up realizing that if I continued to make excuses of why right now wasn’t the perfect time, I would never follow through with creating my site. Although I am still learning on a daily basis, I am so happy I finally went for it.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style evolves from season to season but I always mix classic and feminine pieces into every look. I tend to love neutrals during the colder months but I always add color into my wardrobe during the warmer months. I can usually be found in jeans, a sweater and boots during fall/winter while I live in colorful dresses during spring/summer.
Do you prefer designer, vintage or highstreet?
I have always preferred quality over quantity. I would rather have one great pair of jeans that I feel confident in than several pairs that I feel just okay in. However, there are so many affordable brands that offer fantastic quality so splurging is not always necessary when looking for quality. When searching for trendier pieces, I love shopping highstreet fashion.
What are some of the latest fashion trends you love?
I have been loving the over the knee boots trend for the past couple of years! I style my OTK boots with dresses and denim every chance I get throughout fall and winter. I find them to be ultra flattering. I also love sporting faux-suede and velvet. I am a big fan of mixing textures to add interest to my look.
What is your favorite social platform and why?
Instagram is definitely my favorite social platform. I love being able to express my style with others who share my passion. It’s such an efficient way to meet, find inspiration and connect with other creatives.
If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
If I could give one piece of style advice, it would be to realize the potential in having classic pieces that can be used to effortlessly mix and match. Outfit planning is so simple when staple items are in place. Well-fitting denim, sweaters and blazers can be paired with more trendy accessories for a modern and polished look. Creating outfits with this method also saves energy and valuable time during the day. Fashion should not be difficult or stressful; It should be a creative outlet to highlight one’s personality.
Where do you hope fashion blogging will take you in the future?
I am looking forward to seeing where blogging takes me and I am grateful for the journey. I work in the field of psychology so having Style From Victoria continues to be the way in which I express myself after-hours. I hope that I continue to make connections and friendships along the way. I want my blog to be a positive and welcoming space that sparks inspiration and conversation.