I know it’s a little late, but now that 2018 has come to an end, I am trying to reflect upon my past year, accomplishments, and mistakes. As a twelve-year-old, I struggle to find the confidence to be my true self. There were times when my lack of confidence made dressing the way I want to a challenge. There are far too many stereotypes of how girls my age should dress. Unfortunately, this is a time where we all feel that we have to conform to these stereotypes.
Over the course of 2018, I switched schools, started a healthier lifestyle, which included exercising and eating better, and developed a skincare regimen. Some events were more life-changing than others. Switching schools, for instance, was really difficult; while doing a face mask every week wasn’t that drastic of a change. Overall, though, 2018 caused me to have a revelation: That I had to change in order for my life to change. However, I don’t want to get into my deep philosophical principles, so let’s just get to the clothes. Sound good?
I’ve decided that I want to have a simple and minimalist style. Moreover, one that is trendy, but not extravagant. Heres a quick list on how I changed my style in consecutive order:
- Preliminary Research- I began by researching styles I wanted and brands that fit my fashion criteria.
- Buy Some Clothes- This one is pretty obvious. It’s also the most fun step.
- Purge the Closet- I found that getting rid of clothes that I no longer had a use for really helped me have a clear plan for my style. Not only did it make room for new clothes, but it also was a potential way to make money! I am planning on selling my clothes at a teen consignment shop called Plato’s Closet.
- Wear Them- Haha.
Here is one of my new outfits…
It’s classic, while still incorporating some of today’s trends. I found it quite interesting to style these wide leg jeans, since they aren’t your typical skinny jean; however, the wide leg added a lot of interest to the outfit. The striped button-up shirt paired really well with the jeans! I was originally not sure if they would work together, since they were both looser items. So, I tucked in the shirt and left the top button unbuttoned to make it more SCANDALOUS. Just kidding, but I do think it made the outfit a bit more feminine. Additionally, this pink sweater was a great “pop of color” and it kept me warm. Finally, I wore some white Chuck Taylors. They went well with the overall color scheme of the outfit and I mean c’mon, they’re Chucks.
WHERE I BOUGHT MY CLOTHES:
Well, that’s it for now.
P.S.- Here’s a nice picture of me standing in front of a red Ford, lol.