Do you know these girls in simple dark blue jeans, plain t-shirts and hoodies. With sneakers and their hair tied up? Completely without jewellery (pearl earrings are the maximum!).
Can you see a girl like that with your inner eye? Well, then you’re seeing me. I have always been that girl who thought a t-shirt with a print was very fancy. And red Converse-sneakers were the flashiest thing in my wardrobe. Although, I didn’t only wear inconspicuous colours, oh no! At about 14 I loved all the colours worn together (and I loved blue eyeshadow and even blue mascara – who else? 😀 ). Unfortunately I didn’t only wear ugly clothes as a teenager. Last winter I still went to uni in leggings and knit pullovers every day. Why? Well, it was much more comfortable! So why mind about looks?
Don’t get me wrong! There’s nothing wrong about jeans, hoodies or sneakers! What was wrong was that I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw! And yet I didn’t do anything to make it better.
But this summer something changed. I can’t even tell you when or why that happened. But in May I saw a lot of pictures from the Coachella festival in LA on Instagram. Do you know the style that is worn there? Lots of white and jeans, lots of lace, see-through fabrics, all paired with curls or braids. Those photos and that style really touched something in me.
It all began when I went to the shops and got myself some pieces that would go well with this style. I also bought myself new sandals (my first sandals since I was twelve!) and new sunglasses, got out my maxi skirts which I had never worn, and decided that I would actually wear these clothes now. And once I was there, I never wanted back again. I wanted dresses. Playsuits. Lace tops. My gorgeous new sandals. Pretty watches. And now I’m addicted.
But I’m not addicted to pretty clothes, oh no! I’m addicted to the feeling, when I see myself in a mirror and actually think that I look pretty. I’m addicted to talking to someone in the city and knowing that I look good. Addicted to photos of myself, because I don’t have to be embarrassed anymore.
And now that my wardrobe is filled with pretty pieces, I have to admit that leggings and sweaters don’t even save time as I thought before! And as I prefer soft fabrics these clothes are just as comfortable! The only thing that has actually changed is my feeling about clothes. My confidence has grown. By seeing myself in this new look and especially when people compliment my outfits. I never ever want to go back to leggings and hoodies!
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