FASHION: The Greatest Weapon in Our Self-Expression Tool Box
There is a tiny bit of “main-character energy” in all of us. This doesn't always have to mean one
is always the center of attention, but rather a way of looking at your life and being proud and
pleased by what you see. As I see it, one can romanticize their life without being aesthetically
perfect. One can use this approach for daily life or motivation for the future. It is where
mindfulness and dreaming come to meet. For many, the romanticization of their own worlds
could mean seeing silver linings in unfortunate circumstances, filling their lives with beautiful
things and experiences, or a way to find light in a time that may be full of darkness.
For so many and myself included, fashion can be an escape and a tool for change. Whether it is
one's whole career or a small aspect of their life, clothing is an act of self-care. Clothing is one of
the purest forms of self-expression that has the ability to express your current mental state,
feelings, and ambitions in that moment.
Romanticizing your life through fashion does not have to mean incorporating more pearls,
florals, and nostalgic garments into your wardrobe. Essentially, through fashion and one's
self-expression you’re changing your perspective on life. You are trying to and successfully
finding beauty that resides in every new day and looking at things with fresh eyes. I believe we
are all capable of being our own “it-girl;” we are our own before we are anyone else's.