JUST OWN IT, DARLING
“YOU ALWAYS LOOK AS IF YOU STEPPED OUT OF A CATALOGUE”
I’d recently got the opportunity to work in Stellenbosch for 3 months. Of course that meant moving to Cape Town, and that of course meant that I would had to leave everything and everyone I know (my boyfriend, family, home, coffee shops, Samoyed doggy Milinka and a whole lot of my favourite clothing items) behind.
Still, I decided that I want to take a step into the dark unknown.
One thing that struck me was the reaction I get from the way I dress. Seeing that I had to leave 3/4 of my awesome outfits at home due to little closet space (every woman’s reality), I thought it was going to be a long 3 months. I mean, if your outfit is bad, your day is worse! Boy was I wrong.
Even though I felt bland and ugly AF, people were applauding me for the way I dressed. With a girl even saying that ” I always look as if I stepped out of a catalogue”. I couldn’t understand it. I mean I forgot my black belt with the gold buckle, my gold chunky bracelet, my woven neutral leather belt, my GHD straighter AND my hair curling thingy, (whatever you call it) among other stuff.
Oh and I haven’t seen the inside of a gym in over 2 months. How could I possibly look good?
I realised that people often admire a style, but think that it would’t suit them. I say screw that! As long as the outfit does not highlight your fat rolls, is made out of decent fabric and is not trashy, you too can wear anything. So you don’t have the world’s largest calves – who cares? Just wear the damn mini skirt.
As long as you own what you wear with confidence, I can guarantee that there will be people admiring you, only wishing they had your style, physique or accessories.
Don’t be too freaking hard on yourself, because most of your ‘flaws’ are made up lies YOU tell yourself all day err’day.
PANTS: COUNTRY ROAD
SANDALS: COUNTRY ROAD
JEWELS: VINTAGE AND LOVISA
HAIR PRODUCTS: GARY ROM SHAMPOO, LOREAL HAIR TREATMENT, A LIL BIT OF HAIR OIL.