*Well, never say never, right? So let me rephrase. This blog will most likely never be a fashion blog. Why? Do I have something against style? (Perhaps, yes, on days when I’m wearing all gray sweats with no makeup and dirty hair. Perhaps I have a problem with style. But sometimes comfort rules style, I’m sorry.) (And I hear you fashion bloggers who might be reading this, “You can do both comfort and style!” No. No you can’t. Not in my sweatpants.)
I have nothing against fashion blogs. In fact, there are quite a few I read on a regular basis. I understand that they provide beautiful and inspiring, artistic images for the eye and ultimately- for the soul. And I won’t deny the butterflies I’ve felt lately seeing the airy and light pastel pieces starting to make their way to us. (Spring?! Is that you?! Flower crowns?! Can we do that yet?!) Fashion is an art form and can be just one more way to express ourselves.
There was a time in my life, when I modeled professionally, when I was knee deep in everything fashion. It was one of the best and most interesting experiences I’ve ever had. I wore some of the most beautiful pieces of clothing. And some of them, weren’t even actual pieces of clothing… they were just pieces of fabric tied around or draped over, to give the overall idea for the shoot. There were times I had the craziest hair, the most beautiful makeup, and while some of it may not have been something you’d actually wear out and about, it was an idea. Inspiration to others. And how cool to be a part of that. (I do miss it at times.)
I sure felt like I had a strong fashion sense, wearing some of those clothes. But – no, not really. I had multiple people dressing me at a time. People who were professional stylists, people who actually knew what they were doing. Had they asked me my opinion, I probably would’ve said, “Hey, let’s try that tie-dye shirt. That looks cool and comfortable” or “Do those jeans come with an elastic waste?”
That’s not to say I didn’t learn anything about style. I learned a lot, actually. I learned that it’s good to take risks – both in life but also in what you wear. And I think I gained a lot of confidence during that time, stylistically. I learned that your style is just that – yours. If you haven’t read Keizra’s Inspiration Sunday post from last weekend, DO IT. It was such a great, short post about your personal style and how it evolves over time, often depending on your life’s experiences. I think this is true. I think the older I get, the less I care about what others may think when they look at what I’m wearing.
I do love to experiment with my style every now and then and it IS fun to switch things up a bit, but this doesn’t mean I’m about to coach someone else in what they should wear, I mean God help us all. That’s just not me and that’s just not going to be this blog. (But power to the fashion bloggers out there!) My love rings true to yoga pants and all things comfortable when I’m home, and when I go outside of the house, most days, I typically throw on a bright lipstick, rock the messy hair and sport some funky shades.
Okay, so maybe things haven’t evolved that much after all…
What about you? Do you feel confident and comfortable in your own style? How would you describe your go-to style?
For more of my modeling adventures, go here.