Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thoughts On Why I love Fashion....

Fashion, or should I say style, has always been their for me. I was a particular child. I mean, what normal child refuses to wear jeans/pants until the third grade? I wore dresses EVERY day. I can remember sticking to my convictions and telling my mum what I wanted to wear. Fashion taught me how to stick to my beliefs- to think that certain things ought to be a certain way. Yet, it also taught me that sometimes beliefs change and rules are meant to be broken. It also taught me that it's okay to be daring. Its okay to think to yourself, "who cares what others think. If this makes me happy then I am going to wear it!" 

One of the first things I think most people learn about me is, I truly care about fashion. A few weeks after beginning college a friend remarked to me, "you know, you always look SO good." My friends never see me in my sweats, not because I don't like them (god knows they are some of the most comfortable things in the world) but because I like to look presentable and polished. I know that I don't look presentable in sweats, so I choose just not to wear them (they might work on other people but sure not on me). 

I care about fashion for many reasons. Fashion is about how you project yourself to the world. Sometimes I think I can tell the world more about myself by what I am wearing then by what I write or say. Fashion/style says as much about a person as what they talk about. I also love that special feeling I get when I put on a new dress or a pair of glamourous flats. You feel good, as if you can take on the world. And its true, you can. You can do anything if you have confidence and a nice outfit!


  1. This is fantastic- I get definitely relate.
    I wrote an article on my hatred for sweatpants for the university newspaper. For some reason they are the uniform here in Minnesota; nobody wears sweatpants to school at home in the UK.
    I can definitely relate though- of course they're comfortable but style is about self expression and this is how I choose to express myself.


  2. I totally agree! I never really got into fashion in any way until I started learning how to sew. Now it is such a huge part of my life though. I feel like it's incredibly important to dress well, not to impress others, but as a way to respect yourself. Even if I am working at home all day, I feel a lot better about doing it wearing something that I could get up & go in rather than staying in my pjs all day.