While caught up in the hustle and bustle of fashion in the day to day, a girl can encounter so many obstacles to receiving herself, knowing herself and getting to a place where she can be her best self. Now, Im not saying that fashion is an inhibitor so heres where it gets tricky. Daily there are a million images bombarding our minds telling us that youth is beauty, fuller lips are more appealing, tanned skin is hotter, being tall and thin is ideal and being booty-right is more right than just being you. To quote David Bowie, when fashion calls we “turn to the left” then “turn to the right.” But what if when it called we decided to turn to ourselves?
The images we see are not going anywhere but we can decide that neither are we. This blog is a how-to on being fashionably you! Now, if youre wondering how someone else can tell you how to best be you, don’t worry, I’m not. What I am offering you is a guideline on how to drown out the blinding images in the beautiful world of fashion that we all love so much (just for a moment) and figure out if we’re being true to our fashion sense while we’re inside of it.
So here’s the deal…every season there are more trends which in order to keep up with requires more spending, more space in our closets, more hours worked on jobs we loathe just to be able to afford “the precious“. We give into the cycle but we can break free. Baltimore is the home to an amazing array of people, styles and trends. This past summer alone I saw mohawks, half shaved heads, purple, pink, blonde and red hair, pompadoures, wigs and hairstyles that resembled shock from static electricity! And its all great but dont buy into the trends so quickly that you lose you’re individuality.
The most fashionable people are the ones who aren’t afraid to stand out, thus creating the trends instead of following them. So dont be afraid to cut your own hair, decorate a boring old pair of Ugg boots, wear wedges when boots and ballet flats are in style, polish your fingernails yellow, sport your wide legged trousers kissing your skinny jeans goodbye and rock your harem pants at least three more times..because hey, you paid good money for them and you’ll be darned if you’re going to let that trend pass you by that quickly. Consider this, this season Karl Lagerfeld did away with jewelry, entirely, for his Chanel runway show. He was not afraid to try something new or to break away from the pack and make a statement without making a statement piece. My question to you is what will you decide that you are fearless enough to do? Write me back and let me know.