There are times in life when you just don’t know who you are anymore, and it gets even harder to put some clothes on in the morning. Some would say I talk too much about fashion, that I relate every life moment to style. For instance, my boyfriend thinks I give way too much importance to fashion. But the other day, while I was trying to convince him I wasn’t a meaningless superficial bitch, it came so clear to me that fashion is the most important and profound thing in the world BECAUSE it is not just about the superficial image you put on yourself: IT IS YOU, it is REAL. It’s your own (material) way to show your real self to the world, or just to have fun, to play a little, in order to get accepted where you don’t belong (yet), it’s a way to sell yourself in a job interview… it’s a game, a refreshing game, it’s like being an actor, you can be and do whatever you want in the world if you know how to dress properly, depending on the circumstances. AND EVEN MORE, it helps so much when you’re depressed to be well dressed “at least I look good” it can give you the confidence you need to get through the day, it can cheer you up. I’m not talking about buying always more and more, to follow trends like a moron…etc. I’m talking about having fun with yourself, feeling the good vibes when you give attention and care to your outlook, enjoying the smiles of people around you cause it’s always nice to have someone who feels good around. What fashion gives to you, you’re sending it back to the world, and the world gives it right back to you.
What I’m trying to say is fashion is a kind of therapy. We should never under estimate its power, and minimize fashion to bloggers in love with themselves, supernova trends that no one can follow anymore, and the thirst of always buying more, and buying expensive, and showing how much you can spend in a bag is not something I would classify as classy.
Mastering the strings of fashion is owning yourself and the world, and being at peace with both of them. Fashion is a way to be truly yourself, embrace it, don’t listen to anyone but you. Express your unique potential, and show it to the world.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m in a major life crisis right now (going from teenage-hood to adulthood) so my style is itself in maturation… but I think, as an adult, I’ll go with something like this: boyish, classy, effortless and comfy:
Pics from IRO.