How & Why Fashion Helped Me Growing Up
Because I’ve been bullied on my way of dressing and looks, I used to think Fashion was superficial, and not necessary. It is still not “necessary” : you don’t need the last trend, neither do you need to buy new clothes all the time.
But I have to say fashion played an important part in my life while I was (and still am) growing up.
As I said, I used to be bullied in school because I was that girl without makeup, with a ponytail everyday and a old sweatshirt, and some dirty old sneakers my mom bought 2 years before. And to be frank, I didn’t even care being like this. It was totally fine. And it still is.
In high school and university, I still didn’t really care either. I didn’t need clothes to define who I was, and my mind was far away from that.
– When It All Started –
Something like 2 years ago I was severely depressed. I was confused and lost. I didn’t want to grow up, I wanted to look “cute” forever. I was Peter Pan. (No joke I might have had Peter Pan syndrome until recently !)
Looking like a chic business woman was appealing, but not for me. I was the little girl wearing cute dresses everyday, or even just wearing the same 3 shirts for a whole year. And I started to dislike it recently.
I am not stating the right way to go is looking like a business woman. But now, I am trying to be careful in what I decide to wear. I am doing it for me. Obviously some days I will want to wear a cute pink dress, but some other days (like exactly right now I am writing), I will want to go for all black and chic.
I went shopping 2 days ago, and I came back with outfits I would not think of having 2 years earlier. I tried them on, looked at myself in the mirror, and I thought “Wow, you look great. You look mature.”
When all my life, I embodied my own image of a little cute girl. This time, I didn’t look cute. I looked like a grown-up woman. (Obviously don’t get me wrong, I am not saying both can’t come together, but it was just my opinion on my own self in that moment).
– You are So Many Versions Of Yourself –
– Show Who You Are and Be Proud of It –
And there is nothing wrong with it. Show who you are, have fun with your style, and express yourself. That’s one of the best ways to be your true self. It will make you feel free, brand new, and sometimes a new start is all we need.
I needed it, and I am ready to change my wardrobe ! I feel so much better today and I feel like I want people to see it in my way of dressing : I am not scared of showing my true style, and my true self.
My style evolved with me, so while I am standing more and more for what I love, I am standing up for people to dress the way they want !