A Life Long Love
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved fashion. In fact, even before that, when I was just a tiny thing, I was known to say things like, “I really neeeeed jewelry.” (when asked what I wanted for Christmas), & I always chose a dress over pants or leggings when given the option because I always needed to “spin”.
In high school, I had a couple of friends with whom I decided to make a true fashion statement everyday at school & not care what anyone else thought. We would look through fashion magazines & find trends or accessories that we thought we could DIY at home, since we didn’t have any money. We sewed buttons on shirts, made hair clips & headbands, distressed our own jeans, etc. I’m sure people thought we were ridiculous (my boyfriend at the time definitely did), but we didn’t care. Fashion was a bond we shared. It gave us confidence to be whoever we wanted to be. Of course, I have had my share of terrible outfits, but that’s all part of the process.
This is why I love this beautiful thing we call fashion. It shapes you, expresses your mood & feelings, as well as holds that moment to a time in history.
My Daily Masterpiece
How cool is it that we can literally wear art on our bodies every single day?! Not only do we get to wear art, but we get to create art by piecing a look together bit by bit. Each accessory creating more depth & meaning to the daily masterpiece. A new creation each day! Isn’t that an amazing thing? Choosing colors by mood or season to make a statement.
I love that an outfit can say so much with no words at all. Your daily look can say, “Look at me”, “Don’t look at me”, “I’m so happy”, “I’m quite sad”, “I just want to be cozy”, “Don’t take your eyes off me”, or it can even be the most subtle & perfect form of rebellion. Even not trying to make a statement is making a statement. Whether you think so or not, YOU are an artist, cultivating your craft one day & one outfit at a time.
No End In Sight
Another huge reason why I love fashion is that it is always evolving & changing. There are always more colors & prints to mix, more ways to combine what I already own, more accessories to play with, & more silhouettes to discover. I love that while some pieces are classic & timeless that will be worn year after year, others are trends that fade with each new year. There is literally no end in sight for fashion & what will come next.
Fashion gives so much room for play & individuality, while also being a common ground for each & every one of us. I love that just switching one article of clothing like a coat, a handbag, or a pair of shoes, can completely transform a look. There is always more to discover, rules to learn & then to break, trends to love & trends to hate, a time to purchase & a time to donate.
Overall, I love fashion because of the joy & confidence it brings me. Each day I choose to dress up for me. A fun & bold outfit makes me walk proudly, laugh often, & be the best version of me that I can be.