All tagged Personal style
Every few years I feel like I am getting closer to self-actualization through dress. Yes, I’ve manipulated Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to be entirely sartorial focused. I’ve come to realize when it comes to loving yourself you either start from the inside out, or like me, the outside and work towards the deep dark in.
I’ll say it. When it comes to style I dislike fitting in, looking like everyone else, and a lot of the hurry-up-and-join-everyone-else trends for trend sake. This is not to say that I don’t love seeing a new interpretation of something and thinking to myself, “Hey that looks like it’s my jam.” Or “So-and-so would look greatttttt in that.” Fashion is fun. That’s part of the attraction. Where I struggle is the seemingly inauthentic adoption of “cool” just because it’s what everyone is doing.
Hair can be such a thing. It can mean a million different things depending on culture, geography, life phase, sex, gender, beliefs; it can go on and on. I get it though. In simplest terms it’s another way to share who you are, how you want to be seen, and what you value. When you actually step back and take a moment to think about it all it’s really a lot to take head on (I couldn’t resist).
With this crazy nice sunshine weather we are having I wanted to give a shout out to one of summer style’s MVPs: the sunglasses. Throughout the season they take us through some pretty stellar moments. The come to the pub and help keep the sun out of our eyes yet our noses get too rosy. They go for long walks down 17th with our dates. If we’re really luck they can even take us poolside.
I’ll admit it, when it comes to spring I’m a bit of a hater. The season, to me, is a just a necessary stopover to the main attraction: summer. Why, you may ask? Well it’s a lot of little things. For one it’s bit messy outside and it makes it hard to wear what you want.
Does seeing and doing the same thing over and over bore you? Do you ever play devils advocate, just for fun? If you see a group of people all dressed the same do you get disappointed (and I’m not talking about working people in a mandatory uniform)? I say, Yes, yes, and oh for sure yes.
Canada Day is a sunny feeling day for me regardless of the weather. We are so lucky to have a day off that says, “Happy birthday to us, take the day.” Oh, Canada. With a country so prosperous and diverse as ours, I was curious to know how people celebrate. After a bit of thought, here’s what I have it boiled down to.
I have said and will continue to say that there really aren’t any far-reaching, you-must-obey-or-be-cast-out-of-society fashion rules that must be adhered to. Rather, it’s about personal style and creating a balanced look for an individual on a case-by-case basis. That’s part of the fun... how often does a woman say, “That’s too young for me,” or, “That makes me look older than I really am.”