Do I look nice?
Will other people think I look nice?
Thoughts that go through my head now when I get dressed in the morning:
Am I going to be comfortable?
Do I like how I look?
I've harped on before about how important I think personal style is and that we should all appreciate each others' style individuality. It took me a while to properly find my personal style and when I did I don't think I really embraced it straight away. I knew how I wanted to dress, but I carefully curated it to be more on trend, in other words I dressed how I thought other people would want me to dress.
Why would I have ever thought that anyone else would care how I was dressed?
I've felt very much in the past couple of years that the acceptance of a lot of things comes with time and age and embracing my personal style has been one of them. I'm much more comfortable in my style and to be honest don't give a flying **** what anyone else thinks about the way I dress. I even found it pretty funny when a girl in the street told her friend she thought it looked like I was wearing pyjamas. Yes, that really happened.
I think people are more judgmental when you're younger - girls say nasty things at school and you feel like you have to try to fit in to avoid that, but the only people who will judge you for what you wear are people like that girl in the street and she's not really someone whose opinion I value.
So I'm not preaching at you to embrace your personal style because I know it can be difficult if you're in a judgmental atmosphere, but what I am saying is that the time will come when you can embrace it and you'll feel great about that. Maybe you already have and that's pretty darn brilliant.
Jeans - Topshop (here) | Body - Next (here) | Jumper - The Glasgow Vintage Company | Boots - Truffle Collection (old) | Bag - Fiorelli (here)