Thursday, September 13, 2012

Be / Look

Shirt: Caslon, Pants: adidas, Sandals: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Jee Vice

When I was a kid, I used to dream about becoming a fashion designer and attending New York Fashion Week. Now, I wonder what life would be like if I had taken that route--a life consumed by clothes. I still believe in the power of clothes to build a woman's confidence and help her express her personality, but I don't agree that you need a million-dollar wardrobe to do this. And you definitely don't need to spend your time wishing for more and more stuff.

I had an interesting conversation with a friend last weekend about how freeing it can be to remove thoughts of want from your mind. There are so many more important things in your life. I love the fashion industry for the innovation and fun it creates, but it seems that, all too often, women concerned by style get distracted by looking the part and easily forget about being the person they are trying so hard to look like. In my opinion, it's far more important to be a cool, confident, organized, happy woman than it is to look like one. The funny thing about this whole thought is that the more you become the person you want to be, the better you will look because you will have more confidence. (And we all know that confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.)


miss b said...

Interesting post and you made such valid points - I agree - so important to be and feel confident.

Katie said...

So well said. So true!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Very insightful and true. It's easy to get wrapped up in wanting the latest and greatest each season has to offer but it really can do more harm than good in certain situations. Love your outfit.. so simple and chic. Happy Friday!

Amanda. said...

Love this! It's so easy to get caught up trying to attain a certain look or create a certain persona when fashion should really just be about expressing who YOU are!

And through reading your posts, it seems like you have a wonderful sense of what that means!