Two years ago, if you had told me that I would be pairing two neon colors together and wearing them in public, I would’ve told you that you’re crazy. Ah, the evolution of style. We all have things that make us feel uncomfortable. Whether it be spiders, nails on a chalkboard, or passive aggressive comments, these are things that just make us want to crawl under the covers and hide from the rest of the world. Something that used to make me feel very uncomfortable was being different from others. Standing out in a crowd. This might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but being painfully shy as a child and preteen can definitely mess with your head and affect how you want to be perceived by others. I used to beg my mom to purchase the exact same outfit as all of the other girls in my class (something that she adamantly fought against. Thanks, mom!) or I would try my hardest not to wear clothing that would get me noticed so that I could blend with everyone else.
Fast forward to my adult years and my confidence regarding personal style has matured so much. I really don’t care what anyone thinks of my clothing and find that it is empowering to wear things that not everyone else is wearing. Finding what works right for me was really my first step towards self-acceptance and ultimately inspired me to start this blog. Now, I want to be noticed! Whenever I receive compliments on my outfit, I glow with happiness and pride!
I hope that this post inspires you to “wear” outside of the box, even if it does make you feel a tad uncomfortable. You never know, you may discover a part of yourself that you never even knew existed.
P.S. How amazing are those chartreuse pants and fuchsia sweater together?!
- What is passive aggressive behavior? (myerslifecoaching.wordpress.com)