I used to feel that way in high school, but now the feeling is almost completely gone. It comes back on occasion, but only when I’m forced to wear ugly sneakers because my feet hurt too much to wear other shoes. In this case, I don’t like the sneakers so I’m not worried that people won’t understand my style, I’m just worried people won’t think I’m stylish. It makes me sad that I don’t look like a fashion blogger when I’m wearing them :( But I’ve also realized that sneakers are kind of a neutral look and most people don’t notice you’re even wearing them.
I’m lucky to live in a big city where there are lots of styles and different tastes. I feel like I have the freedom to wear whatever I want.posted over 4 years ago
I know exactly what you mean!
Sometimes I have felt unsure leaving the house in something a bit outside of the norm. I just figure that it if makes me feel confident, I’ll probably look great anyway!posted over 4 years ago
I used to think that way. I have no taste for mainstream fashion – you know what people generally call up-to-date. I have no taste for that kind of mainstream fashion because well, “if I wear like that I’ll just be the same as other people”. I’ve also been rebuilding my wardrobe, filling it with lovely things that I actually like – I don’t care if it’s mainstream or not. I’ve been slowly wearing unusual combination of clothes to class too. That’s where my confidence is built, actually. Up to the point I realized, people’s opinions aren’t important. As long as you enjoy what you wear and you’re comfortable in it, go ahead. 10 years from now you’ll look back at yourself you might think, “I was so interesting & colourful when I was younger. Wow.”
Of course, don’t wear platform heels to a fishmonger’s market.posted over 4 years ago