Blending in is lame! That’s the only rule in fashion.
It’s always a statement!
How many times have you missed out on a great opportunity because of how you were dressed? You might not realize but it could be a lot more than you think. You may say “I don’t care what people think,” but the truth is people will judge you regardless. So why not use it to your advantage? What is the first thing that you pay attention to when you meet someone for the first time? Definitely not their personality or their heart! Think about it ...
More is More - Have a Variety!
Changing your looks adds more curiosity; people never know what to expect from you. If you’re going to change up your style, you’re going to need a lot of outfits. And shoes. And bags. And headwraps. And belts. And jewelry. The list goes on. The good news? We buy more than the gents, so there’s always a sale near you. Looking like a million dollars doesn’t have to cost that much. Always let your girlfriends in on a sale - they will return the favor sometimes. Shop often, and shop a little at a time. Visit the thrift store once in awhile, raid your parents’ closet, swing by garage sales. Take care of your clothes, you might fall in love with a shirt that you hated 5 years ago. Looking great doesn’t mean spending a lot. Be smart. And don’t forget to check out your friends’ closets too if they are ok with exchanging.
The first question I ask myself is “Where am I going today?” I don’t always dress like I’m going for an interview, but I definitely do more than just sweatpants. I always shoot for more than a 10. No wonder I get complimented quite often :) Always ask yourself where you’re going, and then pick an outfit that’s more than just average for that occasion. And change it up if you go to the same occasion quite often. People who don’t even know you will ask about you when you’re missing. I can go from tomboy to country girl to African queen in one week!
Dressing Up Is Fun!
My favorite part of every morning is getting dressed. Getting dressed is part of my motivation for the challenges ahead. Deciding what to wear is not a chore - it is part of the gameplan for conquering the day’s challenges. When I look great, I feel like I can do anything and talk to anyone. When you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you make things happen.
Dare to be different!
You don’t have to wear what everyone else is wearing. Fashion only has one rule. Who knows you could even start a new a trend that everyone else will eventually copy. Do your own thing. Be creative. Rihanna is a great example of that. Every great person is great because they decided to do something different. You attract greatness when you’re different. You might be the next great person. Blending in is lame! That’s the only rule in fashion.
Be comfortable! You can’t 'Werk' the outfit if you’re not comfortable in it. We as women are blessed with different body types. Not everyone is tall and skinny, and not everyone is thick like Nicki Minaj. Be confident with the body that God blessed you with; It’s a great way of thanking Him for taking his time to create you fearfully and wonderfully. The world would be boring if we all looked the same. Learn what works with your body, and what makes you comfortable in your skin, and then have fun with it!
Remember the motto: Always look like a million dollars without spending that much.