What Would You Wear If you Weren’t Afraid?

Style and Confidence are directly correlated. Here’s a little story all about how:

I woke up on day 6 of fashion week in a daze. The days had all meshed together and I was having a hard time understanding how 6:45 a.m  crept up on me the way it did. I struggled to lift my head from the pillow and I realized that I’m going to my first show today.

Yes. You read that right. We’re on day six and I’ve yet to get to a show. It’s been THAT busy.

Any-who, I have some ideas in mind for what I’ll wear so I pull them out sans actual eyesight because the shower is being hogged at the time and I can’t get in to put in my contacts. That’s neither here nor there.

What is here and there though is what I had laid out to put on and what I actually ended up wearing. So my first idea was light peach linen pants, a lavender bandeau with spaghetti straps and an eggshell blazer. However, I decided the lavender paired with peach and black shoes and a green purse was too much. Back to the drawing board. Next up, lavender bandeau paired with a leopard pencil skirt. Hmmmm doing too much, I decided. So what am I left with? My linen pants, flowy white silk top and the white blazer paired with a long flawy scarf hung from my neck.

Safe city.

Now what I ended up with wasn’t a bad outfit. I got stopped for street style photos and if that’s any judge I guess I was ok. But I didn’t go for it. Why was the leopard skirt and purple top too much? Too much for what? For who?

My little morning situation made me think about the fact that fashion and confidence are directly correlated. This is not to say that I’m not confident but I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I hold myself back.

Too often I hear women say, “I’m too old for that,” “I don’t have the legs for that,” “I’d be doing way too much if I wore that.” The question then is, who are we dressing for? Who’s asking your age when you wear a mini-skirt? Who’s going to check you if your outfit is a bit loud? Why do your legs have to be a mile long to wear that skirt?

There are so many places in our lives where we hold back, fashion shouldn’t be one of them.

So, what would you wear if you weren’t afraid?

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