Fashion has always been a way of self expression for me. Ever since I was a child, I always loved to look good and dress up.
Along with looking good, comfort has always been my number one priority. So I’ve been working my way around finding and finding clothes, shoes, and accessories, that not only look good on me, but are also comfortable at the same time.
Fashion is often representative of how you feel and your self-confidence. When you see yourself in the mirror and like what you see, your self-esteem is sure to go up.
I was struggling with body image issues after I gained weight, so for a while I lost interest in what I wore and whether I looked good or not. But slowly I worked on my body, physically and mentally. Since then, fashion has been an integral part of my day to day life. Taking interest in your appearance and appreciation is vital to gain your self confidence back or rather gain some more and be comfortable in your own skin.
My Fashion Style & Go-To Brands
My style entails of high waist pants or jeans paired with crop tops, or leggings with a T-shirt. I love the sporty look and I think it suits me a lot.
Brands I often shop from are Forever21 and H&M or even Westside. I also shop from sports brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Puma time to time.
Misinterpretations About Fashion
Many people have this misinterpretation that when someone dresses up or looks flashy, they’re just doing to seek attention. Most of of the time it’s completely false. At least for me, I most often am dressed down. Only if I’m going out to meet some friends for dinner, or just am in a really good mood, I’ll put in some extra efforts into how I’m dressing up that day. I might even try applying some makeup and and put on some earrings.
Especially when someone wears “revealing” clothes, some people have this mindset that they’re not a good person, they’re unethical or they just are an attention seeker. For me, since I’ve had social anxiety and self image issues, being able to wear clothes that show off more skin had always been very stressful for me. So now that I’ve gained the confidence, I am much more comfortable in such clothes. Also, the number one thing that kept me from wearing such clothes was, “What will people think about me?“
Slowly over the years, I’ve come to realize that people will talk, regardless of what you do. And people are first to push you down when you’re at your worst. The only thing that matters is how you feel and how you see yourself. Do things and wear clothes that make you happy. That’s all that matters at the end of the day.
Are There Styles Or Trends That Don’t Suit?
Since I have always tried so hard to fit it, and never liked it, my style right now is not following the trends basically. My fashion taste is different from most people.
I’m not very girly so you will very rarely see me in a dress or heels. I’m often rocking shoes, sneakers or slip ons instead of shoewear that girls usually prefer.
I’m not saying they don’t suit me, but it just doesn’t make me feel like myself!
How To Explore Your Fashion Style
If you’ve ever seen someone and thought to yourself, “I wonder how I’d look in it” or “Wow that looks great on them but it’d never look good on me”, you should decide that after you’ve put it on.
Don’t be afraid to try new things and change up your style from time to time. Being able to put your time and money into fashion is a luxury, and you shouldn’t ignore it. We have enough time on our hands to spend it on our appearance.
It also positively affects your other activities in life majorly, at least that’s how I feel. Feeling good throughout the day is always a plus point.
Final Fashion Tips To Follow!
Always be confident. Never hate your body or how you look. Treat it well. Be mindful of what you put inside it and around it.
And don’t be afraid of what people say! Stay positive, stay conscious.
Hey this is Mishti Sen! I’m from Mumbai, India and run my own Instagram page. I love exploring fashion, working out, playing games and clicking pictures.
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