Ever since I can remember I have worn used clothing. I guess not as much as when I was a kid growing up, but once I got to High School I started going to thrift stores and experimenting, which was around 1990.
Now it's such a "cool" thing to do, no one thinks twice about it, but back then, oh my! It was not cool let me tell ya.
I've talked a little bit on my blog about being picked on for what I've worn for many years. I have gotten picked on for just about everything from people- telling me my clothes smelled, for not matching, for having wrinkled clothes, for wearing "granny" shoes, for wearing tights, for wearing platform shoes (back in the day), for using vintage purses, for wearing vintage scarves, for wearing old jewelry, for wearing different hats, for not being "in style", for wearing skirts and dresses all the time and the list goes on.
Here's the thing-I am here today to encourage you to wear what you want! Wear what you like! Even if it's used-wear it. Even if it's 4 seasons ago or 4 years ago, wear it! Even if no one likes it, wear it! Even if you don't match, wear it! Even if you have had it since high school, wear it! Even if it's not expensive, wear it! Even if it was free, wear it! Even if someone stares at you, wear it! Even if you are teased, wear it! Even if someone laughs at you, wear it! Even if everyone else or no one else is wearing it, wear it!
I honestly cannot encourage you enough to wear what you want. So many women think that if it's not in style or "on trend" they shouldn't be wearing it, that is so not true. At least in my book. I mean I wear clothes that I have had for 20 years! I mix it up. I wear old, new, borrowed, trendy, vintage, retro, modern. I wear cheap, some expensive, and I mix Gap with something vintage--you name it, I have done it. I am dressing for me, not anyone else! ( I do like to keep in modest).
Fashion and style are not wrapped up in what's cool or not. It's not wrapped up in what this person or that person is wearing. It's not wrapped up in what celebrities are wearing, or what the hottest trend or most popular color is. I never follow that stuff, never! I like colors that are not "in" or hot all the time! I can't make myself like a color. So whatever the color for Fall might be, won't matter to me, if I don't like it, I don't like it.
You are all too beautiful to be bound by what others say you ought to be wearing. And far too beautiful to have limits based on what is "in" or not. We cannot let that define us. We cannot let our clothes or fashion even define us. We cannot be tied up and stressed about how we look or what we'll wear. Just be yourself.
If you want to ask me any questions or are curious about anything I mentioned in this post, ask away!
And thanks for reading!