For a person with self-esteem issues, clothes are very important to me. The right outfit (and some makeup) can make me stand a bit taller, walk a bit faster, and smile a little more.
I change my style, a lot. My hair goes from brunette to red, from medium to pixie short, and one day extensions are thrown in. Depending on my mood, I’m either channeling Molly with a wool fedora and hot pink lipstick or spending the day in a bookstore in a turtleneck and floral skirt. A cute jean jacket and collared shirt make me feel fun and flirty; the skirt and modest long-sleeved shirt make me feel serious and intelligent. It’s amazing, what clothes can do.
Unsure how I’d describe my own style, I turned to the husband.
Me: “Charlie, if I had to describe my style, how would I?”
Charlie: “I don’t know. No idea.”
Me: “Come on, think of something.”
Charlie: “I’m gonna change the channel, OK?” ::goes back to watching television::
Me: “Thanks for the material. I’ll take back that porkroll sandwich I made you!”
Charlie: “It’s not porkroll anyway!” (So it’s turk-roll. Excuse me.)
Love him. <3
Still unsure how I’d describe my own style, I guess I’d settle on eighties eclectic. Although I consider my style diverse, it seems every outfit I put on somehow reminds Joe of his teen years, and that’s okay with me. I do love the eighties.
Sometimes, though, I like to attempt more of a classic look, with a glam yet gothic edge. This is what I was going for on our wedding day, and I was so happy with the results. I felt beautiful and glamorous.
Clothing gives me the ability to be a chameleon. I can drape myself in colors and textures that reflect my mood and make me feel powerful.
Constantly revolving my style keeps me excited about me - looking in the mirror each day and seeing the same thing doesn’t gain me any confidence; being whoever I want to at any given moment does.