"no one else is going to do it for you, if you want it bad enough then go out and do it yourself"
- Ed Sheeran
For a long time I've been in love with patterned leggings, probably a residual love from the many I had in the 90s.
Even back then I loved the many busy patterns, so when I saw comic inspired patterns around I really wanted to
get some. But for a long time I had been holding onto the idea that "only skinny people can wear things like that".
Even the concept of flattering clothing projects the idea that there is one ideal shape and size that everyone should
either achieve or trick the eye into thinking we achieve. However, people aren't built in a one-size-fits all mould,
and when I think about these notions perpetuated by media/society it kind of frustrates me. I saw these leggings
on sale and decided to buy them not only because I like them, but also as symbol as redefining fashion for
myself. Making it less about fitting into the "ideal" I'd constructed by listening to others opinions over the years,
and instead choosing to dress based on what I like, what inspires/excites me, and accentuating the parts of
my body I like.
I've been wearing variations of this outfit a lot since my break started. For lounging on the couch it has ugg boots
and a baggy jumper, and when I need to leave the house adding a tidier jumper and some stylier shoes, then I'm
ready to go.
fox necklace - Eclectic Eccentricity
hunger games necklace - Amazon
lipstick - Rimmel Kate Moss 107
jumper - Atrium on Elliot
leggings - boohoo
boots - garage
clutch - Asos
I really do love these leggings so I am glad I stopped listening to the little voice in my head and just went for it.
This was just a snippet of my thoughts on the mental side of my fashion journey, so hopefully it makes some sense.
P.S the quote came from this video with Ed Sheeran I watched yesterday. Worth a watch if you've got a few minutes.