People are uncomfortable with “unconventional” personal style. It’s easier when we all look the same/normal, and wear clothes that are flattering. Clothes that highlight our “assets,” as it were. Our aim when getting dressed should be to look taller, slimmer, but at the same time less imposing. Don’t stand out too much. Don’t try to look too young.
I don’t have the slightest idea how to dress, or what my personal style is. Everyday I wear something different, depending on my mood and what I’m doing that day. Today I’m working at home packing up orders, then I’m going to get my haircut. Maybe I’ll see my friend for a few minutes. I felt like wearing a dress because I shaved my legs. But I am in between toenail polish, so I wanted to wear sneakers.
Do I look good? I think so. When I look in the mirror I like what I see.
Do I feel like me? Absolutely. 100% Grechen.
Am I comfortable? Very comfortable.
I don’t post my outfits here because I think I’m something special, or have any wisdom about personal style worth imparting, except maybe that we should wear what we feel good in. I post to share the things I buy and wear that I think are interesting. And maybe pretty. But always well-made.
Take it or leave it. Appreciate it or don’t. I’m not dressing for you. And I’m certainly not trying to tell anyone how they should dress.
I understand why some people have a hard time with personal style that is different from their own, or that is outside of the accepted “norm”. No one likes their world view to be challenged, especially not by overalls and oversized tops.
But challenge can lead to growth if you let it. Who knows? Flowy tops, undefined waists and orthopedic shoes could be in your future 🙂