THOUGHTS - ON HOW TO OWN YOUR STYLE
I haven’t always been as confident in my fashion choices as I am now. On the contrary, if you read my very first post (easy, there’s only 4 so far. Haha.) you will know that as a child I virtually tried to make myself disappear. Don’t draw any attention, don’t be visible. I’d even start crying every time my mum tried to put a colourful jumper on me. I say no more!
Looking back, I’m not so sure why I ever was that scared. Well, I guess I know better now. I was so occupied with what others might be thinking of me, that I didn’t really stop to check what I wanted. The secret to all this is simple: just don’t give a single F***k. It’s been said a million times before and I know it isn’t easy but at some point your mind will scream at you to just do (and wear) whatever the hell you want. And you won’t be able to ignore it, otherwise you’ll burst. So at some point I just dropped the whole ‘Oh oh, they’ll see me’ attitude and put on an outfit I’d nowadays describe as hideous 90’s (again: past self shouldn’t care. no one should): A white turtleneck with a tank-top over it, brown cord trousers and a pair of Buffalo platforms. I put my hair into concrete hairspray curls that would definitely NOT flow in the wind and off to school I went.
While I’ve gotten rid of the Buffalo’s since, I’ve definitely kept the new attitude and it’s made life a lot easier. Though I still find it hard not to compare myself to others in the world of Instagram (better style, better taste, more popular, blahblahblubb) sometimes. In the end however, you have to follow your calling, do YOU and quite frankly, ignore anyone who tells you they don’t like the way you look, dress or act (unless you’re an asshat. Then be nice.). I’ve come to embrace my weird, quirky side and wouldn’t wanna trade it for the world. My style gives me confidence, I’m in love with every outfit I wear and I cherish every single piece of clothing I have. So hold your head up high, put on that neon-green jumper and strut the streets like your personal runway!