What fashion blogs do you follow? What celebrity’s style do you model your wardrobe after? What runway trends are you looking forward to this spring?
I had to make up an answer to these questions at an interview for a boutique I wanted to work at. All I wanted to do was look cute in a chick store and fold clothes but these people wanted to see if I lived and breathed fashion. I thought I did but I guess I don’t. Not in the same way.
I became mildly insecure afterwords thinking that I don’t know what I like or I need to hold to a certain person or designer to find my clothing identity. How backwards though. Fashion is supposed to be so subjective and unique but these people wanted to see whose style I hold to for inspiration.
Honestly, I wanted to say that Pinterest is my fashion blog I follow. Come on, am I right?
I consider myself a fashionista but not in the way runway would. First of all, I can’t afford to chase after styles and clothes that are new and cutting edge. My style is inspired by a lack of resources. And I like it that way.
I just found out today that I did not get the job…and I’m relieved. My body image, thank God, is something that I do not struggle with but upon leaving the interview, my confidence was a little shaken. I’m glad that I won’t be in an environment that strongly feeds on people’s physical insecurities. One reason that I love my style is that it’s uniquely mine. I get clothes from second-hand stores or hand-me-downs from my roommates and then I get creative with mixing and matching outfits.
Not that shopping at stores for prearranged outfits is less-best but I’m glad that my financial position, or simply spending habits allow me creativity in how I dress. What are my favorite clothing brands? Who cares. I’m thankful for the body I have and the style that is not like a celebrity or most recent clothing line. Physical appearance is probably one of the biggest insecurities that woman face in this ridiculous culture. It’s the one I can do without.
Disclaimer: I DO love fashion and I think that it is a fantastic art. I thoroughly enjoy going to fashion shows and shopping at a range of full priced clothing stores. I just never want it to define me or make me feel inferior to anyone. I celebrate fashion as a product of talent and new ideas for my OWN style.