I believe that it is incredibly important to be bold with fashion choices. It is important because how you dress reflects your personality and your pride in yourself.
When I was younger I followed the herd, I wanted to be like everyone else. I wanted to follow all the trends because I was afraid to be me and to show my personality through how I dressed.
It wasn’t until I was at University that I started thinking about who I was as a person. I always loved shopping and would often stop at the shops on my way home from Uni.
The more I shopped the better I felt. I felt like I could take on the world because I finally, finally had the guts to wear what I wanted to wear. Yes, there were times that I felt nervous about my fashion choices, but then, I just got over it.
I’m now at a stage in my life where I don’t really feel pressured by trends…although there are a few things that I follow still. Simply because I look at the style and think ‘yes, I like that’.
There have been times when I’ve had people do double takes when they walk past me. I stop and think that it’s because I’m looking super cool at the moment, I then laugh and keep going with my life.
After all, life is too short to give a fuck what people think of you!
So, be brave, dress to impress and also be bold – nobody remembers the people sitting in the corner.
I’ve learnt that it doesn’t matter how much black you wear, just because you wear lots of black doesn’t mean you are goth or emo (or whatever label people put on it these days). I’ve learnt that you can wear bright colours and floral patterns in Winter, and I’ve learnt that all those fashion rules that are in place, can easily be broken. Rules are meant to be broken anyway.
I think so many people these days are bold with their fashion choices, because I think (I hope) that we are at a stage where what we wear doesn’t impact on our ability to get jobs, be respected and also be accepted socially.