Crawling out of my more recent uniform of sweats and headband hair, today marked a rather significant step towards a more risk-taking attitude for yours truly. Wearing an outfit made up almost entirely of light neutrals, it felt strange stepping out in a look that did not consist of at least 3/4 black clothing. I decided to document today’s outfit, perhaps aware that it would be a while before such a thing would happen again. Despite having initial anxiety about the whole thing – best described as a sense of feeling exposed – I began feeling more comfortable, and eventually even elated that I could step out of my comfort zone.
As a style blogger, but more importantly, as a lover of clothing and the stories they convey, it’s important to be able to enjoy garments and be conscious of that, rather than focusing entirely on what others will think of you. More often than not, people will look at the wearer, and will then formulate their opinion based on the wearer’s attitude. This draws me back to the clichéd (but all-too-relevant) saying, “…if you feel good, you look good”; supposing in this instance that “looking good” means appearing self-assured due to conveying an externalized confidence in oneself.
Whatever you define as feeling / looking good, remember that life truly is too damn short to limit your self and inhibit your love of fashion because you’re worried people won’t like it.
As I try to have more conversations about this topic of dressing for oneself, I do so in hopes it’ll inspire even just one reader. That being the case, I will continue to document my style chronicles, and hope to share these experiences as honestly as I can. Let me know in the comment section below if there are any burning questions you’d like answered in a future blog post, or pop me a “Hi!” if you’d just like to chat.
WEARING A VINTAGE BLAZER, BASIC TURTLENECK by MRP, FRILL HEM PANTS by LUNAH, and LOAFERS by THE FIX.
TWIGS WITH BEANS COFFEE SHOP, CAPE TOWN
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