Thursday, 13 February 2014

In all seriousness, WTF?!

Got you! That title was to get some attention to what I’m writing here. 

Today, I faced one of those WTF moments. This morning I heard a scoff from a girl and I had a think…"I don’t really understand, since when is wearing a black jumpsuit and black pumps breaking the fashion rules? And since when did it become an unusual thing to put effort into what you wear?

Why people ask questions like “why are you so dressed up?” “what’s that outfit you’re wearing?” As if wearing something trendy and makes you feel good is a “strange” thing to do!

Yeah, it’s hard to ignore a scoff from jealous haters. It’s infuriating.

Remember, we live in a city that’s best known to be “unstylish” & women are scared to dress up, that includes ‘YOU’.  While you are busy scoffing at me, theres people in London, Paris, Milan, New York and other fashion capitals scoffing at 'YOU'. Chennai here can’t become a fashion hub without someone going first. Unlike you, I’d rather be the change I want to see so that everyone else can follow my fab lead. (while i stick to 'modesty')  

Let me tell you this. I’ve two personalities: a wild child and perfectly polished personality. I swap between the two on a perfect week. As I prep up each day, my choice of dress will affect my choices of lipstick, accessories, and footwear. Sometimes, it’s based purely on my mood. For instance, if I'm a bit down, I'll wear bright colors to cheer myself. On the contrary, leaving home in a wrinkled top, shaggy jeans, slept on hair, keep me feeling ‘blah’ all day. And dressing 'unconventionally' (as you might call)  helps me develop the self-assurance needed to stand out from everyone else.

And yes, there isn’t exactly a ‘cash prize’ for being the best-dressed person at office ☺ It just surprises me how being a strong, independent, & confident girl can be "intimidating" to others. 

I’ll bet you that I ain’t getting any attention because of my appearance, but because I smile a lot, look them in the eye, I’m genuinely happy, WEAR ANYTHING with CONFIDENCE (‘confidence bold & underlined’) straight-forward, friendly and easy to be with.

Fashion is a method of ‘self-expression’. If you’ve got a great style, killer confidence and a good body, it’s just not wrong to flaunt it. What’s wrong is, your old-fashioned jealousy ☺ And yeah, nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE the fashionable YOU. I know you want it. So, go get it!


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