When most think of fashion, they might think of models on the runway in some insane contraption or unconventional styles of clothes. However, I think that these fashion designers are just expressing themselves and are trying to convey a message through the art of clothes.
Whether you wear jeans or meticulously choose a perfect outfit every day, you are conveying a message of your art and personality.
I remember being in middle school and not only feeling awkward, but looking awkward. During this phase, I had no idea what to wear because I was so self-conscious, and looking back on pictures from those middle school years, you can clearly see that.
Looking back, I am somewhat glad for those years, because they helped me reflect and grow as not only a person, but with my personal style as well. I realized that I felt so self- conscious about what I wore because I cared way too much about what people thought of me. Now I know what I feel comfortable in, what looks good on me, and that it doesn’t really matter what other people think. I have also grown a sense of style which reflects who I am and what I want to convey to the world.
Now, I’m not saying that I wear meticulously picked outfits everyday that are perfect and stylish; I do have days where I have no idea what I’m wearing. Nor am I saying that you have to look pristine and trendy every day or that you have to find yourself, because I haven’t even completely found myself.
Picking out a personal style is not following or copying or mimicking, it is finding what you find is personally pleasing to your eye and what feels comfortable. If there is one thing I have learned is that fashion is not about trying to be or seem a certain way. Simply wear what you like, whether it be a blazer, a skirt, a dress, or even the occasional sweatpants, and show no shame.