Put Your Big Girl Pants On

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me “that’s cute, but I just couldn’t pull it off” I would own the majority of the asos inventory and buy a large coffee everyday.  

I don’t know why people limit themselves when getting dressed. If you’re dressing for comfort or to be appropriate in a work environment then yes I totally understand. But if you look at something and feel as though you’re not capable of wearing it due to nothing other than yourself, I urge you to reconsider. Reconsider that top with oversized ruffles, those shoes with sparkly heels, and definitely reconsider those pants with oranges and lemons all over. 

Okay so yeah I realize this is easier said than done. I love fashion and therefore have kinda inadvertently been branding myself into the girl who wears anything for years now. But that doesn’t mean that every girl can’t be the girl who could pull anything off. In all honesty I think that your best personal style, your best self, is often derived from careless confidence. What’s careless confidence? Well that’s the feeling I get to practice when I put on an odd outfit and consider changing before I leave the house. In that split second before I change I force myself to say aloud “I mean why not? There’s worse things” and walk right out the door. Yes, I realize that I am able to say this after years of working on loving myself inside and out. However, I still think it’s a good thought process and a good way to practice not only loving yourself, but accepting whatever brings you joy. 

Why not wear the weird thing? There’s far worse things. Could people look at you? Yeah. Could these looks make you uncomfortable? Heck yeah. But will your world come crashing down if you wear something that makes you happy and people stare because it’s a little outlandish? Heck no. 

I realize that unfortunately it is a natural reaction for women especially to doubt themselves and their physical appearance in this messed up world. I know that it’s not always easy to wear whatever you want. But I just want to encourage anyone to try. The next time you see something you love, yet rule it out before you try it on I hope you stop to reconsider. 

Honey, you’re beautiful go test out those big girl pants. 

- Disingenuously Dressed

Thank you for the photos Keldon. I don’t know what I would do without you. 

Cassandra Garcia