So this is my hello, I’m michelle, let’s talk fashion post. I was in middle school when I was awakened to fashion. It began when I walked into class one day and my friend says to me, loudly, “What are you wearing?” I looked down at myself confused and replied..” um..clothes?” I didn’t understand. Didn’t everyone enjoy bright purple sequined T-shirts and patchwork jeans? It was since that’d day I became conscious of what I wore.
Ive always have a peculiar fashion sense, made up of sequins, bright colors, and mixed patterns. Eventually tho kids become aware of things such as their image and desire the popular image. I too delved in the quest for popularity. So trying to fit in I sacrificed the universes gift of individuality and traded in for the assembly line persona. Below is a picture of me, Hollister, kissy duck face, fake tan..oh the works. This became who I was when fashion turned from self expression to conformity.
I know, and I am so sorry!
This tragedy continued all through middle school, high school and leaked into college. Once I got to college I realized people didn’t care about how funky you dressed. There was a whole world out there and people were finally becoming comfortable with sharing who they were truly to that world. I thank all those who wore themselves confidently, it gives other the permission and opportunity to shine as well, including myself. I began to slowly work in who I was and to wear the things I knew I wanted to wear. Eventually the evolution has led me not only to solidly express myself through fashion but in turn has anchored me, and continues to, into the strong confident women I am today.
To me, fashion says a lot more than, oh she payed a lot for that, or wow how trendy. Personally fashion is a outward expression of who you are inside. This does not mean I limit myself to this mindset. Just like the quote, don’t judge a book by its cover, i do believe that you can misjudge someone by what they are wearing. Ive grown to appreciate All varieties, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of personality people wear.
So this is me, my story and evolution of fashion over the years!
Love and light!