STAYING TRUE TO YOUR STYLEFriday, April 06, 2012
There comes a time in a blogger's life when he/she finds out that not everyone likes his/her style. For me, it doesn't really matter what others think of my style, because there will always be someone out there that doesn't like it, or doesn't get it. These people will also try and bring you down and tell you negative things about your style, or your photos, or your outfits, but at the end of the day who are these people to you? A discussion came up on my HFB group about dressing the part as a Fashion Blogger when attending events.
|Jacket: New York & Company | Top: New York & Company | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Fioni|
Hair: Mari Ari
I dress for me, and even though I stay true to my style, others want to critique it. Why? Because no matter how you spin it, society, people & "they" (whoever "they" is), will always judge you by the way you look. It's really the only thing people have to size you up with before talking to you and getting to know you as the person on the inside versus what's showing on the outside. Stacy and Clinton, of my favorite Makeover show, "What Not to Wear", say it straight: "People judge you based on how your dressed." You may go around all day thinking you are "rebelling", "beating the system", "not fitting a mold", "I'm an individual"...but all of those statements are still defining the way you dress. If you purposely ignore a trend to put on something else, you are still defining your style, because unless you live in one of those "naked" communities you have to wear clothes in the world I'm living in today. Poor Trayvon's style was a hoodie and jeans, and he was judged, and killed because of it.
So the big question is, how are you going to face-up to this criticism? How are you going to respond? Are you going to change your style for others approval? Are you going to change your style to what "they" say is right? Who are "they" to say what your style needs to be? Who are "they" to judge you? Who are "they" to say anything about you.