There are so many things in the world that I love. Travel, family, friends, my dog. But one of the things that I love so much is Fashion. Don’t get this confused with loving fashion more than my family!
I was not always a fashionista (although I don’t know if I’d call myself one now). I was a kid who grew up running around in shorts and t-shirts. I started dressing myself at age 6…and my cool independence already shone through.
I decided that I’d be super cool if I wore bike shorts (hello, nineties), a flower t-shirt and a tartan waist-coat (courtesy of my brother).
That outfit was my go-to. The outfit that I deemed the ‘coolest’.
I don’t know why people thought I was dressing badly.
I reached my teens and thought ‘oh god’. Because to be honest, the peer-pressure at that age is horrendous. If you aren’t ‘fashionable’ and in the cool clothes, then you are weird.
I never had those cool clothes. Ok, I had some, but a lot of the clothes I had were hand-me-downs. Things that had been unfashionable for a few years. I was so happy that the school had uniforms. I was absent every mufti day.
Luckily, the year before I was in 7th form (known as mufti year), the school decided to start a compulsory senior uniform. My life was saved! Granted, before 7th form I went to Europe and shopped up.
I think back now and realise I was so stupid for being so concerned with what other people thought of me.
Now I am so happy with the way I dress. I went through so many fashion changes in University – 90s, grunge, all black attire (not Emo though).
Nowadays I am so completely inspired by vintage fashion (which was something I had loved since a kid).
I think that developing your own identity and independence is so important.
The reason why I live, breathe and love fashion is because it is an inspiration. Every time I go into a shop I piece items of clothes together. I can see in my head what will work and what won’t work. I can see the potential for clothes.
What about you? Do you have a love for fashion?
Were you an embarrassed teenager?
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