The more you free yourself of people’s opinions the more people are inclined to free themselves of providing their unsolicited opinions! Its science in a way 🙂
Is it really popular opinion that you can’t be seen as a creative- professionally or otherwise because you somehow fit the same mould of another individual out there? Granted there are blatant copycats but on the other side of the coin, can you truly claim an aesthetic- or anything else for that matter, to solely be your unique bit of intellectual property? Let’s face it, everyone gets inspiration from somewhere or someone on this planet we populate and some people are excellent at transcending their inspiration into their own musings and interpretations.
I’m all for experimenting with my clothes and I’m pretty sure I’m starting to sound like a broken record repeating that phrase and yes I have ample inspiration I get from the interwebs and the world around me but when your efforts are sometimes met with “aren’t you trying too hard” or “its different” coupled with a dubious expression you can’t help but sternly justify and defend your personal style. Different for who? Am I trying to be like someone else? Does my personal style need popular peer review to be acceptable? Would it then not actually be my personal style?
Granted wearing socks with your heels is nothing new in the fashion world but it hasn’t quite infiltrated into everyday fast fashion and not many girls are trying it out unless you’re a fashion fiend or blogger! Maybe that’s why I have tendencies of being so experimental because my blog has become my playground to try new things sans the burden of misunderstanding and ridicule. I mean if you’re on the internet in any capacity you’re expected to be expressive as opposed to when you’re taking a stroll down the street. Everything online is surely just for show, yes? Yes! Alternatively, you’re pressured to ‘do better’ because you’re putting yourself out there, like you’ve indirectly declared to be an authority on fashion if you’ve boldly made the decision to publish yourself on the internet for all to see. Blogs are quite the very opposite of that. They’re personal anecdotes on one’s life. Dassit!
Moral of the story: dress for yourself! People will never be 100% happy with everything you do and certainly not when it comes to what you choose to wear. In your experimentation you may get it right or oh so wrong other times but at the end of the day you get better and develop your personal style to suit you. So copy, steal, create, invent, until you find your sweet spot. The more you free yourself of people’s opinions the more people are inclined to free themselves of providing their unsolicited opinions! Its science in a way 🙂
Zara Red Leatherette Skirt // Woolworths Poloneck // Stance Muse Geometric Print Socks // Luella Sandal Heels