Wear What You Want

July 29, 2016

Today's post is a little bit different and kind of a random one but it was just something I was feeling passionate about as of late. You may remember from last week that I was debating whether to keep these over the knee boots or not. I asked for your feedback and for the most part people loved them and encouraged me to keep them, but a few people told me that they didn't like them. I really appreciated that and it got me thinking about how other people's opinions have influenced what I wear sometimes. And that upset me.

Ultimately I decided to return the boots, not because a couple people didn't like them but because I didn't think I loved them. It brought up thoughts that when I put outfits together both on here and IRL a lot of people probably don't like them. And while that may seem hard to accept I'm pretty much okay with it. Most of the time I'm pretty good about just saying screw it, and wearing what I want (see faux fur leopard coat, pink pantalons, and neon pink + leopard outfits) and I wanted to encourage you to do the same thing.

I 100% realize that it's easier said than done because being judged is straight up scary. But I always try to keep in mind something that my grandma used to say, "No one's looking at you." That may sound harsh, but honestly we get so worked up about the way we look when in all honestly most people (who aren't you) don't pay it much attention. Can you remember what your coworkers were wearing yesterday? Because I can't! Just try to tell yourself that if you're having a day where you feel self conscious. 

You should also ask yourself if what you're wearing makes you happy because that's important! Clothes don't have to just be functional, I firmly believe we can draw confidence and have our moods lifted just by what we're wearing. Whether it's a lemon shaped purse, or comfy basics what you wear should make you happy and confident. I'm not advocating in favor of trendy pieces or basics but just to take stock and realize what works for you.

Which brings me to my last point: you don't have to follow the trends. I know it may seem like everyone is wearing something, especially if you read a lot of blogs it can seem like literally everyone is wearing XYZ trend. But then you go and look around and actually no one outside of those bloggers are wearing chokers/OTK boots/Rockstuds. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't feel like you need to keep up with the trends. I definitely don't. There are some I love and others I observe from the sidelines. If following and trying the new trends brings you joy then do it! If wearing a uniform of sorts every day floats your boat then more power to you! 

This post was a little rambly, and I apologize for that, but basically I just wanted to say you're awesome and no matter what you wear you're going to be awesome, so just go with what makes your heart happy and I'll try to do the same!

xo Catherine 

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