Saturday, last week, it was a beautiful sunny day and I was feeling different than usual. At the moment I'm listening to a lot of R’N’B and in general music that makes my soul dance. So I wanted to portrait that in my outfit. As soon as I put my outfit together I thought yes! ...and…what? at the same time *laughs* and asked myself “Well, is that really me?”
One second later I slapped myself in the face (For the most part I’m very kind to myself but sometimes you just need a “pick me up” so that’s exactly what I needed because we just think too much bullshit of ourselves…).
But on the other side I really do love this question because the answer will be always the same… Yes, it’s you.
No matter what you’re wearing or how you’re wearing it – IT IS AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE YOU.
Whether or not you want it to make it your own – that’s the next question.
Since my answer was yes I was ready to go and checking myself one last time in the mirror – I was feeling myself.
I felt fresh and somehow new and bossy… I felt confident!
Leaving the flat with some tropical tunes in my earholes, the first people (it was a couple) who came towards me starred in horror – I just smiled back at them.
When I crossed the street, people in the car started beeping, making funny faces and even screaming out of the car window, which I didn’t pay attention to cause *with a whispering voice*
My music that I was listening to was too good.
Meeting up with my Sis and her boyfriend in the city and the first thing she said when she saw me was “What the hell is this hat doing on your head?”
I laughed and my answer was “Its doing fashion!”
As I said in the beginning it was a beautiful day, we did a bit of shopping but also all of this made me think…why do we people care too much about other people’s looks?
Nowadays it’s still pretty let’s say daring to just wear the hell you like or what or how you feel.
And I’m saying “still” in a sense of disappointment because we should boost our confidence instead of wasting our energy with speculations of other people’s thoughts about our outfits (AND selves!).
We should be excited about trying out something new, something unexpected and not be scared and under pressure of a “perfect” society that "knows about" the dos and don’ts.
So that’s why confidence is sooooo important!
When you are confident nothing really can beat you. Not the shocked faces, not the funny looks, no unnecessary comments you might get because they can’t vibe with your being.
You know, let’s be honest…by the end of the day it is just clothes and we as beings with different tastes and preferences put an outfit together. So instead of mentally or physically putting your finger on a person with a different style than yours, make this finger a full hand so you can high five each other and call it a fashionable day.