Style Counsel Meets Patricia BatatasBy Style Counsel / May 13, 2018 / Blog,Interviews / 0 Comments
We spoke to Patricia Batatas who’s the face behind the Instagram handle @peexo and the girl who runs the blog peexo.co.uk which has been nominated for multiple awards. We were intrigued to find out what makes her feel confident in what she wears, how she thinks fashion affects women and what she does to relax when she isn’t posting the perfect street style shots.
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Shy, loyal and funny.
How would you describe your own style?
Casual, girly with an edge.
What are your favorite brands to buy from at the moment?
New Look is great for affordable pieces and ASOS is fab, their own branded pieces as well as a variety of others!
If someone was looking to update their wardrobe, what key items would you suggest they buy for the Spring season?
A trench coat! It’s definitely necessary to always be prepared for rain whilst living in the UK, a trench coat is lightweight and a good layering piece for the cooler evenings.
How do you find the confidence to share your outfits and looks on social media where there can be so many nasty cases of trolling?
I think the positives outweigh the negatives. I share my personal style and my journey with fashion, it’s nice to be able to share that with like-minded people.
How do you deal with negative comments online?
I always try to address any negative comments I receive because often I find it can be put down to miscommunication or a lack of understanding of something. Luckily, I have never received any personal negative comments but I think it’s important to not let them get to you however hard that may be.
Do you think that fashion can affect someone’s self-confidence and how do you think we, as young women, can help change this?
Completely. Fashion plays a huge role in how confident I feel. For example, a pair of ankle boots instantly make me feel more confident but equally, wearing something short like a mini skirt or dress sometimes has the opposite effect. As women, I think we need to set our own fashion rules and not let others, or society, dictate how confident we feel in our clothes.
There have been a few bloggers who have recently spoken about the strains that sharing your life on Instagram can have on mental health, what do you do to relax and to stop this from happening?
The important thing to remember is that what we see on social media are merely snippets of people’s lives. We all have good and bad days but realistically, we’re more likely to share the good than the bad, right? It’s something we’re all guilty of but that can have a multiplied effect on social media. I relax by taking some time away from social media, for instance, limiting my scrolling time on Instagram.
What advice would you give to someone who is new to blogging?
Be persistent. Overnight success doesn’t exist in this industry; we all work incredibly hard to get to where we are – it’s about putting in the time, effort and hard work.