Yep, a loose top and a short skirt is basically my go-to option when I don’t know what to put on. Everybody needs a go-to option or a go-to garment, right? For a lot of girls, it’s jeans and a tshirt. I do not look particularly good in jeans and a tshirt, somehow this failsafe option makes me look heavy on top with no waist at all. And that is not a look I admire.
And jeans don’t show off my best assets: my legs. Would you guys believe that I used to be SO ashamed of my legs all through highschool? They were just so much more skinny than those of the girls around me, I felt like a freak of nature. I only wore skirts with boots, but most of the time I stuck to wide-legged jeans. I was not at all happy with my shape. This started to change when I got a little older, but it was meeting my boyfriend which really made the difference: he adores my legs and finds them my best feature. All of a sudden I saw things in a totally different perspective: maybe my legs weren’t like most girls’, but I could get away with stuff like ultra short skirts without looking tacky or too sexy all of a sudden, like most girls with more voluptuous, pin-up style legs do. They gave my look a gamine quality. They gave me direction in determining my look. It even gave me the confidence to cut my hair ultrashort because I could identify with types like Jean Seberg, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow. I’m not as skinny as those last three, but I did feel like I had their look. I’m not a sexy bombshell, I’m not the beachbabe, I’m not the athletic type, I’m not the ultragirly perfectly put together type and I’m not exotic, but I found my look. And chictopia has forced me to dress accordingly, no room for days when I’d revert to jeans and a T. Right now, I don’t even feel like putting on a pair of jeans and a tshirt on off days. I go for a sweater and a skirt. That is my victory.
Do/did you guys have issues with your looks? How would you describe your image? Do you dress accordingly or do you try to break it? What is your go-to uniform?
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