Sunday, September 16, 2012
follow trends or follow your heart...
This idea stuck with me through a lot of secondary school. I wore clothes that really were less flattering than others on me because it's what everybody else wore. O'Neills tracksuit bottoms, Dubarry's with my school uniform are just some of the local trends I experimented with. Now I wasn't a slave to this, thankfully, but I now realise I was a follower of trends. Some of them at least. I would worry what to wear to parties, thinking my clothes were dated and 'uncool'. Even my friends now, who were my friends back then (we were the slightly 'arty' group) say that it's nice to see me open up and not be so afraid of what I say or what I wear and to just be me. Funny thing is, two years ago (well into college when I finally started to dress how I wanted) I bumped into one of the 'popular' girls from my secondary school days on a night out. She was gushing! Couldn't get over how much I changed and how amazing I looked. I turned to my boyfriend and asked do I look different since leaving school, thinking that I hadn't really. He answered with a simple 'yes'. I was still me on the inside I just started to show it fully on the outside.
Just goes to show that what everybody else likes doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you and sometimes it's better to follow what your heart in these situations. It brings out your true personality and your true beauty.
So follow trends, not because they're hot right now but because they say something about you.