Every person has their own kind of comfort outfit. The kind of clothes you throw on when you don't even think about what to wear. My combination is a pair of well-fitting skinny jeans and a loose shirt. I have been wearing oversize tops for as long as I can remember now. I used to have huge body issues, and have never ever been very body-conscious or confident again ever since. I always think that I'm not skinny enough. While others might think that's a bad thing, I must say that it brought me to find a style for my own that I am happy with and makes me feel more confident. While I'm not the kind of girl who would walk around with a bright smile and great posture in my bikini, the clothes I choose for my own do make me feel happy, smart and more confident. I like my style. And I think that's extremely important when you care about how you dress. Dress in clothes that make you feel comfortable and powerful in your own right. Wear clothes that make you feel like you are amazing. I know that wearing anything less than your usual style will bring nothing but unhappiness.
scarf, pants - Zara | shirt - COS | hat - & other stories | loafers - The Kooples | earrings - Floralpunk
Vietnam made me extremely unhappy. At some point, I was so fed up with the weather, the dirt, the air, the fear of getting robbed, that I just stopped wearing anything. The past months all I wore was either jeans and a t-shirt, or black pants and a t-shirt. At some point I also stopped doing eye make-up, wearing earrings and shoes. I became a Flip Flop person !!!! I wore thongs on a daily base and that speaks of nothing but laziness ! Even though I was extremely unhappy about the way I dressed, every time I dressed to my liking, I felt extremely exhausted and hot. Saigon is such a style dilemma for me. It's definitely not for me. But I'm based there, so I better find a solution to my dilemma fast, or I will sink into style depression haha.
I don't really care about fashion, as in designers, I just wear whatever I think will look good on me and makes me feel comfortable. I have that kind of wardrobe in which everything goes with anything. I can mix and match any piece in my wardrobe and I still can go out with it. Because I'm not a statement person. I don't have bold pieces in my wardrobe. I don't mean to stand out with the way I dress. I don't dress to impress. I don't mind at all when people do, I find it admiring actually, but the most important is still dressing for yourself. For people like me it's important to put your clothes on and feel good about yourself. That's why I'm never really happy about giving style advice. You dress how you feel. You dress the way it makes you happy, so fuck what anyone says ? I know I easily judge people according to appearance too and that's so superficial but it's hard to not do when you are surrounded by a society in which everything is about superficialities. I mean it's fine for me to state my own opinion on clothes and styles, if people really ask me, my personal opinion, about it, but otherwise it's really not ok to say this style is great, this style is shit. As long as you are happy, everything is allowed. And if it's leaving the house in a pink bikini on a daily base.
I rarely talk about style, that's why I don't really want to do the style guides on Youtube, because I don't think it lies in my right to be like, 'wear this with his, wear this with that'. But then again, some people want it, right? I mean while I exactly know what looks good with a trench coat on me, I can imagine that others might have never bought a trench coat before and hence don't know whether it will look good on you with a pair of jeans or a skirt. And giving style advice is actually equal to just inspiring people to try new things, so they get the chance to enhance their appearance and that will make them feel better, right ?
Let me know what you think about this post, feel free to share your thoughts with me. I mean I love to read comments !
PS. I use a Canon EOS M2 for my photos with the standard lens that comes along with it. You can't compare it with a DLSR but it's good enough for on the go : )