SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 116: Style

IMG_1289I used to think I had no style.

I probably didn’t have style, or at least, nothing that really stood out. It was buried under a sense of obligation to conform, and to not make others uncomfortable by the way I dressed.

When I was 19, my boyfriend didn’t approve of the shoes I was wearing, because they were too outrageous, in his opinion. I allowed his opinion, and most others’ opinions afterwards, to dictate my style. But it was still in there, deep down, waiting to get out. Eventually I adopted the attitude that “if you think you can make it work, then it works”, and seeing that attitude embodied in my cousins’ sense of style has completely inspired me to present my self in my own unique way, without worrying about what others think of it.

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2 thoughts on “SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 116: Style

  1. Deb

    This made me smile. I have a reoccurring discussion with my husband, I say ” do I look like a “mom”?”when I put on an outfit.. If he says “No.” I consider that as being good. I refuse to dress in the same uniform that all the other moms at school wear…….which explains the wild cowboy boots and army jacket. I think conformity with clothes is so sad. I let my children wear what they want. Interestingly my eldest son goes for what can only be described as librarian/country. My second son is very preppy. While our fourth (girl) is just out of the box with fluffy skirts that barely fit through doorways, and all out bling…..she is one confident little lady. I love watching how our children eventually form a style. I think most people feel better when what they wear reflects who they are rather than conform to society’s drab ideals.

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