When I’m going about my day to day working life, waking up and choosing a fashionable OOTD is not something that is top of my priority list. I spend hours catching up on my favourite blogs, lusting over hauls and new collections, but with a quiet office job and rare trips out to dinner or for drinks, why would I spend hundreds of pounds on clothes, shoes and accessories, which inevitably won’t be worn? The reality is I get home from work and pop on my Misspap loungewear (or PJs, let’s get real), and before I know it I’m waking up, throwing on another pair of black jeans and a top, hidden by some kind of chunky knit jumper because the office is essentially a freezer, heading off for another eight hour stint of working from the comfort of a desk. And the weekends? I’m usually food shopping, cleaning, prepping my food for the week, or relaxing. So, is there a need for a wardrobe bursting at the seams with the latest statement pieces trending in the fashion industry? No, but the older I get the more I being to think, why not? Why shouldn’t I feel good in what I wear?
“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy”, as they say. Minus the fact I don’t have any enemies, the point being made is this quote actually quite relatable. For me, even something as simple as wearing a new top or a new pair of shoes can boost my confidence by miles, which is a feeling I could get used to. As much as I’d love to shop every weekend, I usually only give my wardrobe a minor overhaul when the seasons change, or when I have a holiday to pack for. Holiday shopping is the best, because for one week or more I can get away with wearing exactly what I want, without the fear of being judged or feeling uncomfortable like I’d experience here in the UK. I know fashion is about expressing yourself and what not, but when I’m not even sure of my own ‘style’ at this point, I’m not going to be pulling any risky moves in the wardrobe department.
That said, every day I become more and more inspired by those around me who have the ability to make fashion work, and it’s something that I look forward to spending a little more time (and money) on in years to come. At the end of the day, life’s too short to regret the bag you didn’t buy or the outfit that you were too reserved to wear to a special event.
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