For a long time I struggled with coming up with things to post about fashion. As much as I adored fashion blogs, I always saw myself as more of a story teller than a fashion adviser. Come to find out, my only problem was that I was putting too much thought into what my fashion posts should consist of. I didn’t even think I was an adequate fashion blogger because, if I’m being honest, I don’t dress up all the time. I’ve just come to the realization that not dressing up 24/7 is part of my fashion, and I can roll with that.
Truth be told, I don’t really have a “style”. I wear what I like and I wear what makes me feel comfortable. I try not to blend in much, I would rather spend money on turquoise and accessories than drop $300 on a shirt. I feel like a lot of what I wear, no matter what it is, is always decked out in massive amounts of jewelry. That is my thing, I love necklaces and rings, the more, the bigger, the better.
Some days I want to put on a light dress and wander around antique shops and then some days I want to dress like a hippie and drive around listening to my favorite tunes. My mood effects what I wear, one-hundred percent and I love loose clothing and always have.
Part of my style is that it isn’t consistent. Some days I feel like dressing like Gossip Girl and the next I want to dress like 1980’s Stevie Nicks, and then some days I just want to wear all black and just read a book. I don’t want to limit myself to one particular style, how boring is that? Maybe that doesn’t make me a great candidate for fashion blogging, but I just can’t imagine having to pick and choose among the same style, day in and day out!
I feel like if we all just wore what made us feel like ourselves, there would be far less competition. Nowadays it’s almost like girls are competing on social media to see who can out-outfit the other, and it’s not a good vibe. As girls, we all say we want to lift each other up, we all say we want to support one another, so why don’t we? I still see girls trashing each others looks all the time and it makes me sad. Even if someone else’s style isn’t your taste, that a good thing. It wasn’t meant for you, it was meant for them and that is how we need to start seeing it. There are things I see girls wearing all the time and the first thing that comes to my mind is, “what the…”? But I appreciate a bold woman. I appreciate a gal who can wear whatever the hell she wants without fear of backlash.
If you want to wear a fringed potato sack, I salute you. Work it girl, make that look yours. If you want to wear Chanel and combat boots, I say go for it. I say wear what you want and be bold about it. Don’t apologize for staying true to you.