I'm excited to feature one of my favourite fashion bloggers, Rajbinder K Grewel. Rajbinder shares the best style tips on her Instagram @thismamaneedsavacay, including how to rock the classics, wear new trends, elevate your style and rework existing pieces from your wardrobe.
Watch this interview on Instagram here.
Tell me about yourself and why you started @thismamaneedsavacay
My name is Rajbinder Grewal and I like to joke that I started This Mama Needs a Vacay to ruin social media for my kids. But as a stay-at-home mom for almost 17 years, I wanted a creative outlet for myself. So I started a blog to share about family travel, parenting, fashion & beauty.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration? Do you have a style icon?
I think my very first style icon is my Mom. I remember her dressing up when I was a kid and just looking at her in awe. I'm just overall inspired by women who dress for themselves and rock whatever it is they want to wear
What is one 2022 trend you think EVERY woman can rock?
Just one? Personally, I think EVERY trend is for EVERY woman to rock! Such a non-answer I know! But really, if it's a trend you like - then wear it! Click here to see how!
What's the one fashion item you can't live without?
My jeans!!! I love jeans! They are so versatile! Next would be my sweats but those are more about function than style. Click here for Rajbinder's '5 Tips to Look for When Buying Jeans'
Any advice for women struggling to find their style?
Don't overthink it. Instead, go with how you feel when you wear something. If you feel your best in a wrap dress - do that. If you feel like a million bucks in jeans and a t-shirt - then rock that. Personal style is meant to be personal - it's about you and wearing what you want and why you want to. It should be dictated by your own happiness and what brings you joy. And don't compare because that's when we start to feel the pressure of not having our personal style be what we think it should be.
Do you have any fashion don'ts? Ie. Please don't wear a crop top with low-rise pants or super short shorts (I tell my daughter this all the time!)
I used to have so many of these! But call it age or whatever, but now I really don't believe in ANY fashion don'ts. Having 3 daughters, I am really learning to not police their bodies or tell them how to dress. I don't want anyone telling me either, and the world tries to tell women who are over 40 what they can and can't wear. So this is my rebellion. Telling everyone that there are no rules or don'ts!
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what outfit would that be and why?
Slim blue jeans and a white t-shirt. I can dress it up or down easily, natural fibres are always best, and it's just what I feel most confident in.
Visit Rajbinder on Instagram @thismamaneedsavacay for more amazing style Inspo and online www.thismamaneedsavacay.com