Today, during a visit with my mother, she told me two things:
“Lauren, I never thought you’d be this eccentric.”
“I like seeing the reactions to what you wear.”
If you knew me at all in high school, particularly the early years, you’d find these statements funny as well. From the eight to the tenth grade, I wore one brand: Roxy. Why I started this, I have no idea. I just know that I thought I needed to be perceived one particular way, and that was how I went about it.
When I was in the eleventh grade, I bought a dress. When I tried it on for my dad, he said, “That’s brave.” (My friends affectionately call this the gravy boat dress)
It was the first time I stepped out of my comfort zone to wear something I liked.
I never bought another article of Roxy clothing after that day.
Now I can quite confidently say that I wear what I like. I love hearing people say “Only you could pull that off.”
My secret? That statement isn’t true. Those people just choose to believe that they can’t.
My sister, the art major, calls people walking canvases. I like that. When you wake up, you CHOOSE what goes on your body that day. It’s a statement.
I feel quoting Audrey Hepburn is most appropriate here: “I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.” And she did.
That’s a bit how I feel. What is style? What is the difference in style and IN STYLE?
Being comfortable in your own skin.
So are you in style or IN STYLE?