How would you define your personal style? For me, I’m kinda all over the place. Mostly I think you could call them fashion moods.
I think with fashion, you should have freedom. Above else, fashion should give you liberty to showcase to the world, without saying a single word, how you want to represent yourself that day. If fashion isn’t freedom, then it’s pointless.
I think it’s important to dress to express (whatever creative fashion mood you’re feeling) more than to impress. No matter where your day leads you, at least at the beginning of the day, you can look into your closet, and that can be your moment of inspiration. Your creative outlet. The time for you, even if it’s in just this small way, to be decisive, to take control of an aspect of your life. It’s empowering, really.
And to let the moment pass, without even a care, a second thought, or an understanding of the freedom and the power you have in that moment to choose how you want the world to view you that day, is such a pity:(
If you live in a country where you have that freedom, realize that not everyone has that blessing. Living in the United States, I have that freedom. And every morning from the moment I choose what to wear, choose what I have for breakfast, and even choose the job I want, I want to take it all in.
I want to have awareness of my blessed lot in life. When I stare into my closet, it’s just a reminder that nobody is forcing me to make any decisions I don’t want to make, beginning with my choice of clothing. And if you really sit down to think about it, isn’t that absolutely liberating?
Some people may think fashion is pointless, shallow, and superficial. But to me, fashion stands for something deep.
Fashion means you’re free. And I love that.
So… Onto my various “Fashion Moods:”
When I feel energetic, and want to be really comfortable…
I like to be casual and sporty, with that kind of hip hop edge. I like to play with men’s hats and bright colors. Street chic. Hipster. I’m not afraid to throw on more than one bright color on at a time.
When I’m feeling powerful and productive and want to seize the day…
I throw on some heels and dress “office appropriate,” but with my own little twist. These are the moods when I want to take myself and my to do list seriously:)
When I’m feeling ultra girly and flirtatious, like, let’s say, on date night with my hubby…
I like to throw on something that screams “feminine.” Floral, ruffles, big skirts or polka dots usually do the trick.
When I’m feeling optimistic and happy…
I like to wear lots of brights.
When I’m feeling introverted and introspective, lost in my thoughts and don’t want to draw too much attention to myself…
I’ll gravitate to neutrals or all earth tones.
And sometimes, it has nothing to do with how I’m feeling and everything to do with just wanting to create a character.
Whether it’s combining sporty and nerdy:
or playing the grown up school girl:
I think in every woman, there’s still that little girl who never stops wanting to play dress up. Fashion is our grown up version of playing dress up:) Do you have fashion moods? Have a great weekend!