Trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends is something that has always boggled my mind. Just when you think you know what’s ‘cool’ or ‘hip’, everything changes. I’ve often wondered who really makes up the rules. That just seems like so much pressure to me. I look at celebs like Taylor Swift or Jessie J and can’t even begin to imagine the amount of pressure they are under. How much effort do they really put into dressing nice? Is it that they dress amazing or is it their popularity that makes them stand out in the fashion scene? I’ve thought about this a lot lately and thought I’d write a little bit about fashion, but in my own way. I personally believe that fashion is a way of personal expression and it really doesn’t matter whether the world thinks you look good. It’s all about how your clothes make YOU feel.

Don’t Be Shy

Easier said than done, but I truly feel that confidence has a lot to do with how you look. If you stand two people side by side, both wearing the exact same outfit and have one stand with a stance that exudes certainty and another who looks uncomfortable or like they are holding back, I think most people would say the first person appears more stylish. When you own what you do, what you wear and who you are, people are naturally going to be more interested in what you have to say and stand by your decisions. Plus, worrying about what other think about what you’re doing only hinders your ability to enjoy!


Did you know there is something known as anti-fashion? I probably should have already considered this to be something that existed but on one of my random googling adventures, I discovered it to actually be a “thing”. I’ve always seen people who do what they want, sometimes so far as to purposely wear things that went against what society tells us is cool enough to wear.

While I don’t think it’s necessary to go as far as purposely do the opposite of what others think is cool, I do think something can be said about those who don’t keep tabs on what is currently “in”, and just shop based on what they like. How empowering!

Go with Your Gut

There are many people who will tell you to follow your intuition, or first impression. This has been known to lead people to take on difficult jobs that they worried they would never excel at. It is also a piece of information many take very seriously when on their very first date with a new love interest. So, why not apply this to the things you wear? When you first take a peek at that new outfit, before your mind is clouded by thoughts, such as what others will think or if you are going to look okay, why not instead focus on how the piece makes you feel? If what you’re wearing doesn’t make you feel anything, what is the point of wearing it in the first place?

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