I have a tendency to lock onto something I'm really interested in. In regards to a new trend, I research the heck out of it, learn how other people have interpreted a certain style or trend and then give it a try myself. Before my self styling days, I loved clothes, but I was too afraid to wear them. I was afraid I was going to stand out for the wrong reasons, or that if I tried a trend, I would wear it incorrectly and look silly. I was always afraid of looking foolish. Now that my career is in fashion and now that I have this blog as my creative outlet I love that I can try out trends and different ways to style things without feeling worried that I might look silly. Because so what? Maybe it did look silly, or maybe I look back and think "ugh, that outfit was atrocious!" Lesson learned. I won't do it again. I am learning I need to embrace my mistakes, embrace the potential for mistake making and know that it will be a learning experience. I have always been laser focused on perfection. It's not easy to let it go, nor do I want to let go completely as that side of me always asks me to challenge myself to make something better, do something better, or learn more about something. It's a constant internal battle, something I'm sure we are all no strangers to. Pretty deep for a Monday, right? I hope the takeaway from this is that everyone should feel free to wear anything they want because they want to. For years I hesitated because I cared too much about what others might think. I can't control that, you can't control that. So why worry and stress, and instead, wear what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. That's what fashion is.
Photography by Alexander Plotz