Vicki Reckless, Fashion Inspo and The Reckless Lifestyle.
Meet Vicki Reckless, a 21 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Nottingham and sometimes Birmingham. She is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Drama and English at the University of Birmingham. She loves writing her blog and creating content for Instagram in the hopes of promoting positivity and inspiring others to be their most authentic selves. A quote she lives by is ‘you will never influence the world by being just like it’ and she believes that you should always ‘trust the timing of life’.
WHY DID YOU START YOUR BLOG, WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND AND THEME?
'I started my blog about 4 years ago now, wow time flies! I have been working on it off and on throughout sixth form and university and started it because I love writing and wanted an outlet to intertwine my love for it with my love for fashion and lifestyle! I actually initially started my blog after being inspired by Sarah Ashcroft when she had her blog ‘That Pommie Girl’, and I instantly wanted to post similar OOTD photographs as her and look as effortlessly chic as she does, can’t say for certain that I succeeded there but a girl can try! I quickly found that I wanted my blog to be based on lifestyle posts, giving advice and tips for topics I’m passionate about, whilst finishing the posts with OOTD style fashion photos.'
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? AND WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION?
'I’d say my personal style is either elegant and cute or comfy and slouchy, there is literally no in-between haha! I take inspiration from all the amazing fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, I love Madison Woolley, Abbie Blyth, Sarah Holder and my OG Sarah Ashcroft. I also look on clothing brands’ websites in the ‘new-in’ section to see what the new trends are, to make sure I’m keeping it fresh! Oh and Pinterest really is a girls best friend, I take so much inspiration from there.'
WHAT ARE YOUR 5 FASHION ESSENTIALS, INCLUDING CLOTHING, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES?
'I think the basics have to be my essential pieces, I’d start with a good pair of blue Mom jeans, I love Topshop’s Jamie jeans; then a comfy pair of joggers; a basic white crop as this goes with literally anything; a pair of white trainers, I’d go for either Chuck Taylor converse hi-tops or Adidas Falcons; and finally a statement gold chain necklace to finish off any outfit.'
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TREND THAT YOU ARE LOVING RIGHT NOW, AND WHY?
'I am LOVING the pastel trend right now, I just think it’s super cute and makes you feel and look good when wearing it. It’s so uplifting for Spring and looks so aesthetically pleasing which is always a bonus!'
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BEING A BOUX AVENUE AMBASSADOR? AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
'As a Boux Avenue Ambassador I help promote the brands’ current trends via being sent a box of new-in pieces each month. I love being an ambassador for them because it is so authentic for me as basically all of my underwear is from there already! I also find the brand so inspiring because it’s female led and empowers women to be their best selves which is something I stand for massively. I am so so lucky to have been chosen by them, and look forward to helping them grow in the last few months of my ambassadorship.'
LASTLY, WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO GO IN THE FUTURE?
'I just want to continue spreading positivity and inspiring people to be their best selves, wherever that leads me. I would love to keep creating content that I’m proud of and helping people in any way I can, and promoting brands that I genuinely love and would purchase myself. I’d love to write a novel one day, that’s always been a dream of mine, and recently I’ve been thinking about some day starting a positivity podcast, or bringing out a positivity planner to fuel my obsession with stationery! I just want to continue enjoying the process and journey the blog is taking me on. It’s definitely the most rewarding thing I’ve ever started, and it’s made more so when I get lovely messages from people saying they’ve enjoyed bits that I’ve written or said. That’s my main goal, to entertain and inspire people in some way.'
If you want to be further inspired by Vicki check out her blog at https://www.therecklesslifestyle.com and follow her on instagram @vickireckless.