I never really knew where I stood when it came to fashion. I always kind of rolled with the punches because that’s what you have to do when in Rome…
Well that was when I started caring because I honestly didn’t care about people’s vision of me until I reached a certain age. I was the girl who wore clothes because walking around in your birthday suit is not socially acceptable (can we take a moment to talk about how liberating that would be?). I wasn’t caught up in fashion and all that comes with that, I was too busy being a kid.
I remember the day the fashion god hit me through the intermediate of a not so sharp but really well dressed brunette. We had so much in common; same age… that’s about it. She just weighed 25 kilo’s less than me but that’s a minor detail. Every day she was dolled up in all the ways I could think of and I was wearing jeans and a jacket from Decathlon (Belgians will get that reference). She made me decide that I needed to make a change but how? What? What’s my style? Why do I feel like I’m the only one who is just now discovering what suits her when girls my age look like they’ve been slapped in the face with the holy scriptures of fashion? Maybe I’ll just copy them (that’s where I messed up).
It’s hard out here for us young girls. We watch girls our age look like our aunties and we’re sitting here with bushy brows and vaseline on our lips. There is a lot of pressure for us to look a certain way. That’s why I’m here to tell you that ‘you ain’t gotta do all that!’ This is something I have to remind myself more often these days. I’ve caught myself trying to get Instagram-ready to go to the bakery!
I love make up and dressing up but it shouldn’t be a standard set for us by society or our entourage. We shouldn’t start aging our skin too early in order too look like anybody else. It’s starting to seem like normal evolution that girls are wearing make up at a younger age but it has more to do with what these girls are being taught if you ask me.
Our teenage years is a time given to us to discover ourselves so why the rush to be or to look like adults?
Take your time, try different looks, be ridiculous! At least you’ll have more to laugh at when you’re older.
I’m sorry if this post was all over the place. I just took the prompt and I ran, I didn’t know where I was going with this.