"I love your outfit but I could never pull it off." Now, someone tell me what that is supposed to mean?! Most of us have had that said to us at some point, provided that you have some sort of sense of style, and if you haven't had that said to you, just pretend you know what I'm talking about. Let's think about this for a moment, it is quite an ambiguous compliment, if it can even be considered a compliment at all. Maybe I'm overanalyzing this statement, but I mean come on, I'm a teenage girl, what do you expect me to do? Anyways, I think that this statement, more than anything, showcases a classic case of insecurity and self-doubt, what have you. Maybe it's just me, though I doubt it, but I don't see what it is that holds people back from, well, simply wearing the stuff they like. It's most certainly true that what you wear is one of the first things people notice about you and even more true (if that makes any sense) that people will inadvertently, and most likely sub-consciously judge you about how you look, which doesn't always have to be a bad thing. As long as you wear what you like to wear, do what you wanna do.
|(This photo has nothing to do with this post except for the fact that it is in keeping with the denim on denim theme that I talked about a few days ago. I also thought it would improve the visual appeal of this post blahh blah blahh. Photo via Vanessa Jackman.)|
Even if you aren't a high schooler like me, I think that this applies to all of us in some way, shape, or form.