Don't Fight Your Style

Updated on May 24, 2013
off white Billabong sweater - heather gray Secondhand boots
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JeanGreige 's Thoughts:

When I was in college, I took fashion illustration courses. All of the other girls drew tall lean figures with Parisian features. My girls were awkward cartoonish things with mis-shapen eyes and giant poofs of hair that orbited their tiny faces. “Don’t fight your style,” my instructor would say. “Work with whatever comes out naturally.”

I hated my style. I smudged the graphite figures into oblivion, trying to learn how to create European swooshy lines. “SWOOSH” I said aloud. “SCRUNCH” my pencil would go, sometimes tearing actual holes through the page. “Where’d you learn how to hold a pencil?” a classmate once asked me, genuinely curious. My hand makes an almost perfect fist around all writing utensils, clutching them as though they might save my life.

I think my life is a constant effort to fight my style, seeing things I could be, perhaps, if only. Effortlessly cool girls. They make it looks so easy.

Every once in a while, though, I succumb to what comes naturally. That’s when you get an outfit like this, sloppy and a bit bohemian perhaps, oddball and messy.

Comments (10)

alexacassidy
alexacassidy on August 08
awesome
queenodelia
queenodelia on May 31
chic!
anonymours
anonymours on May 25
cute!!
missdannidarling
missdannidarling on May 25
I'm just in love with your style. I wish I had your sweater.
when_alyssa_attacks
the necklace an boots are awesome
jenniferbby
jenniferbby on May 25
love this!
Larox
Larox on May 25
great outfit
CatyCat
CatyCat on May 25
Girl,you are Stunning!
queenodelia
queenodelia on May 24
DANG GIRL!
Peushi
Peushi on May 24
Beautiful, as usual !
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