Lately, I’ve tried to bring more color into my wardrobe. After spending a year or so building my arsenal of neutral basics, I’ve realized it’s time to bring in more fun pieces.
This pink set from target was one of my first acquisitions – reasonably priced but made with that lovely linen-esque material that breathes so nicely. A red pair of jeans was my other main purchase. Seventies chill with an eighties color scheme has been my mantra as of late.
To be totally honest, I saw some of the photos my friend took this day and immediately focused on how awful I thought I looked from certain angles. Like I mentioned in my last post, it’s so easy to get hung up on those details. And though I do think that I should be doing more to keep my body healthy (note – not thin necessarily,) I should still not critique my body the way I automatically began to.
What I am now training my focus on – is how fun I felt in this outfit. And how bright and happy and comfortable this set is. Sure it might look differently on a person who has a thinner frame than me, but that’s not what I have right now and I need to love myself as is.
While we are on the subject of defining personal beauty – let’s switch this focus to something a little more humorous: tiny sunglasses. These nineties babies have made a comeback in the fashion world lately, and though many dislike the vibe of them, what I love is that they take what we classically consider to be beautiful and flip it on it’s head. Tiny sunglasses bring attention to your nose, your cheek bones, and your general facial structure. They move away from that “hidden behind my lenses” look that’s been prevalent for a decade now, and into one that features what is unique about each of us. Personally, I think they’re a good thing.
I’ve been told before that I enjoy a bit of controversy with my style, and I agree. I never want to fit into a mold someone else created for me – I want to be able to show my individuality even if others can’t appreciate it. And that’s what I’ve strived to do in a tasteful fashion lately.