HOW TO USE FASHION TO FEEL EMPOWERED.
Your personal style is all about you
During my fashion journey , I have been gravitating towards many different styles. In my early twenties I was wearing a lot of pink, and preferred mini lengths over anything else. Later, I was looking for a more classy style, I wanted to dress like an adult, so I went for the monochromatic and colorless style, if I wore prints, they were only stripes. The less I experienced colors in my looks, the more careful I became. I lost my creativity and courage to embrace colors in my looks and in my home décor too. I wasn’t sure how to do it stylishly. I was afraid I would make a huge style mistake. So, I mostly wore black. My style has changed a lot since then, and I am much more open minded and confident to wear what I like to wear. Today, I see fashion as a source of joy – it’s how I cherish the feminine part of my life and nourish my creativity.
Why you should experiment with your style?
The big question is: How did I find my style? I had a level up moment about two years ago when I realized that life is now, and if I wanted to make my dreams come true, the power is in my hands – nobody else can live my life. I learned what wasn’t important (to care of what other people think of me), and what was important (what I thought of myself). It was my wake-up call to my life. And I felt empowered.
Since that moment, I started to experience fashion very creatively, I styled looks with all the colors of the rainbow. Surely, I made hundreds of style mistakes, but only if you rush to judgement instead of curiosity. I styled outfits that were different from my standard, but that was how I actually found out what I enjoyed wearing. I stopped shrinking myself to make others feel comfortable and gave myself a permission to enjoy the thing that brings me so much joy – fashion.
Find out what makes you feel the best version of yourself
So far, my experimental period has taught me a lot. I feel more confident than ever before, I have learnt what I like to wear, and I have a deep sense of my own style. I feel inspired. I feel open-minded and limitless. My journey displayed me that fashion can be incredibly powerful tool when it comes to making you feel empowered and confident.
So many of us are scared to be judged by the “fashion polices”, but eventually, the only thing that matters is that you believe in yourself. My best tip to finding your own style is to experiment with an open mind as much as you can. Find out what you love, what makes you feel fabulous. What makes your soul shine? You can never please everyone, it’s impossible. So, do what makes you feel happy, inspired, and alive.
Thank you for reading!