I have been sitting on these photographs for months now. I shot these with the amazing Aspen before I left, but I didn’t want to just post them with a standard OOTD blog post, I wanted to do them justice! Will I wait for the right post to post a set of photos that I love? Of course! I love them and I think it’s about time that I show my own style and live for it! I’m not going to make content that I don’t truly love or feel proud of because that’s a poor representation of myself and my brand. I love my work, so why not show things that make me happy?
When it comes to my style, let’s just say…it’s eclectic to say the least. One day I’ll be wearing my new frilled baby blue Zara skirt with frills and stripes with a band tee and dark makeup and the next, I’ll be super preppy with a blue skater skirt and a nice shirt! It goes from tomboy to elegant in a matter of minutes, but that’s the beauty about style. You never have to just like one thing on one day. You can change any day of the week because at the end of the day, it is your style and no one else’s. In the world we live in today, most of the style stars that we look up to either are a carbon copy of someone else’s style or they have 100k people who model themselves off of their styles because it makes them popular. What happened to originality? Where has the love of fashion and being different gone? I don’t really know and I can’t answer that question because I don’t know where to begin.
Originality comes from within and without it, we all lose a bit of ourselves and eventually conform to a standard that is acceptable to society, but isn’t representative of ourselves. I love myself and my style, so when I go shopping, I’m not always looking for the newest trend. I’m looking for a piece that makes me happy and comfortable in my body. When those two aspects are achieved, I am able to honor my style, which is a goal that we should all have. There’s nothing wrong with finding some style inspiration. I know for a fact that I have a large repertoire of bloggers who I go to to find inspiration from time to time on how to style a new piece or how a certain piece may look on my body type, but I also stay true to myself. Staying true to myself may mean wearing a Free People tunic and ASOS fedora that have been around for almost 2-3 years in my closet, but they’re a part of my style at the moment that I love and want to wear 24/7.
Life isn’t always about playing it safe. From time to time, we all need to take a risk from time to time, which can be so scary. I know I’m one to play it safe, especially with my style, but lately, I’ve been taking more and more risks and you know what? It’s fun! I’m enjoying my time and being able to rewear old clothes in new ways just because I took a chance on an old piece and paired it in a new way. When you take risks, you redefine not only your style, but yourself in a way that allows you to express yourself and remember who you truly are. Remembering to keep your style consistent is never an easy task. We all go through phases where our personal style changes in order to fit in with a specific group of people. You know exactly what I’m talking about *cough, that goth phase we all went through in middle school, cough*. We all should have learned the hard way then that staying true to yourself can be a good thing, but if we need a quick refresher, I think this is your ticket. Love yourself and your style because it is a way that you can embody and share the person you are with the world around you. If the world doesn’t like it, screw ‘em and just sashay on in life and slay in your own style!
Thank you to my amazing and talented friend Aspen of Aspen Cierra Photography for the photos! They were amazing and I’m so lucky to know you!