There was a time when I would think twice about my outfits because I used to care about how others perceived me. But things have (thankfully) changed. Fashion is a powerful tool that can make you feel confident and bring out your true personality. So why would you want to hide it away? Would Iris Apfel, Linda Rodin, and Anna Dello Russo be where they are today if they didn’t express their personality through their bold styling choices? I’m not saying you need to dress in bright colours, loud prints, and funky textures to be successful, but if you have clothing items that excite you, then you should go for it! Fashion is art, and we only live once. There is no point in always reaching for the jeans and t-shirt combo, even though that is an incredible pairing.
The dress I’m wearing in these pictures could definitely be classified as a ‘statement piece’, but it made me feel powerful and fearless. Besides, I even spotted a blogger wearing it at Milan Fashion Week, so that is a confidence booster in itself! The heavy garment is fabricated in ivory wool with interesting cuts. Perhaps this is why I felt so comfortable both in my body and my state of mind.
So on this beautiful Sunday morning, I’m giving you an advice: ditch your worries about other people’s perceptions of your clothes. They do NOT matter. If you feel good in what you wear, walk proudly in the room and your confidence will resonate with everyone around you. Get that leopard printed skirt (yes, I am talking about the Realisation Par one), the bright tangerine heels you’ve been eyeing for a while and the playful ruffle dress; they all look spectacular on you! When it comes to fashion, the only thing that matters is your own opinion and feeling about it.
And one last thing to keep in mind, because the opposite applies too: you do not have to like other people’s outfits, it is their thing, not yours. Let them have fun.
Dress: COS / Boots: Aldo