1 week ago
For years I've been feeling "wrong" for not having a coherent style. I've been following different people on Instagram who had perfect outfit feeds, and they kept saying "to have a nice account you have to make it look homogeneous". And as much as I Iiked drawing inspiration from them, admiring the way they were able to find their own personal and consistent style, I kept feeling off, not right. Because I couldn't find just one single style to choose. I love wearing my skater shoes, flannel shirt and ripped jeans when I am feeling a bit wild and pop-punk, but I also adore wearing my light, flowery summer dresses and linen skirts and swirl among the cherry blossoms trees listening to folk music - my favourite things to wear are my old fannypack and my dad's bright-green jumper from the 80s as much as my all black, minimalist set of comfy trousers and recycled tote bag. But I always thought I wasn't meant to share many of my daily outfits because nobody would have been interested. I'm feeling different every day, therefore I'm dressing differently every day, depending to my mood. There is no consistency in that. And then one day I realised: all of those fashion bloggers, they have their own style. I admire them for that: finding what represents them and sharing it and being confident with what they are. So I stopped to think about all those times I was looking at my reflection thinking "man, I am feeling myself today!", and figured out that there was no need to feel down because I don't have one style. My own thing is being me. "I contain multitudes", just like Walt Whitman says, and that remains the truest truth I can think of. So here's me, in one of my favourite and most comfortable outfits. I will share more of those from now on, but as you can imagine by now, don't expect it to be always the same. I am not always the same. I contain multitudes, and so does my personal style.