What do I mean by fashion motivation? Tell me what drives your fashion style. Below are mine;
1. Weight changes (gains or losses) you know the see-saw effect so every so often that I end up having to get rid of clothes and buying more. Its expensive but I get to shop so I’m not complaining much.
2. SALES (Year end sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, closures….) and holiday driven discounts a.k.a my weakness and endless money traps.
3. Rewards Cards and any points driven programs that provide discounts. For instance I got a pair of gym shorts for less than my earned rewards card of $10! It was such a steal!
4. Watching thrifting Youtube videos inspires me to try outfits I would never have considered owning. For instance, I love seeing the prints and textures. It makes me appreciate the changing seasons since each has their own way of dressing for it.
5. Movies! Weird…but ever since I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, I start eyeing the most outlandish jackets and leotards worn by Freddie Mercury in a different light.
6. The thrill of just window shopping! Again, weird… but the fact the I get to touch an outfit/item make internal struggle if its a need or want then be able to leave without making a purchase is liberating!
I read an article about a lesbian getting fired because she chose to wear men’s suits over the office dress code set for females. Of course the company insists the cause of her firing was due to her being late but she begs to differ.
I get the fact that unless its for safety reasons then yes I am for using proper dress code/uniforms, but I find it odd that being subjected to normal wear for the company to maintain its own self image might have to consider our changing times. Unless the company is representing or beliefs conservative/contemporary views then maybe employees should state the dress code and not hire those who clearly are against it.
Conservative/contemporary norms of wear is constantly being questioned at work. Therefore, if the job is getting done and unless there is a safety concern that the employee is clearly going against then yes I am for dress codes. If not, then I would suggest company policy needs to reconsider this matter.
Do you agree, disagree or indiferrent?
Noticing someone’s social media profile photo presents a first impression, as much as I try to be a wannabe Forensic Files profiler of figuring out more than what is being presented in a photo, I’m sure I would get something wrong. I only state that because nowadays, our social media profile is analyzed before we even have the chance to meet in person, if that.
I know, because it happened to me before which can be uncalled for but its presented in public so who am I to judge. The sad truth is, our profiles are judged and scrutinized on a one sided viewpoint, when in truth there is more to the person besides the first impressioned profile photo. I merely mentioned it as a precaution to all, (including myself) to be mindful of what content to share since it can be misjudged.
The same concept applies to how we are dressed. Its unfortunate but its true. Therefore I have to be mindful of my graphic t-shirt wear since it can be playful but be misconstrued at the same time.
When you wear clothes is it based out of necessity or feel? What is your pattern if any or who/what inspires your clothing style? Is clothing to you merely a covering or free self expression?
Such questions come to mind when I’m out of my work clothes throughout the week, so I look forward to weekends since its my way of getting the rebel inside of me realized. What I consider a rebellious act is dressing up just because, it does not matter whether I have a planned outing or merely an errand to do. Sometimes, I dress up and not go anywhere because I either got lazy to go out or I just felt like it. Oddly enough, I end up feeling content dressed up inside my home and still feel accomplished because of the effort I made.
To answer my own question, what drives my fashion wear is self expression based on how I feel that day or how I would like to portray that day.
How about you?
I noticed how the Androgynous look has always been in. When I was young going through fashion magazines, I wasn’t taken by it since I didn’t understand or see the beauty behind it, but now with shows such as Next Top Model and YouTube videos of runway shows I can finally appreciate the Androgyny look.
What I love is the flexibility behind the look and the way a female body can be bold and daring within a masculine attire but still be beautiful. The curves might be hidden by boxy shoulders or straight edged unflattering linear seams, but how the person carries themselves makes or breaks the entire look altogether. If you seem to be uncomfortable through your body language and/or stance, it only negates from your outfit. Therefore, finding confidence in yourself is crucial.
Girl, if you need to wear lingerie underneath your “manly” uniform/attire to find your confidence, go for it!
I had to consider this thought for awhile since my niche wear requires the act of not wearing a part of clothing. To most women its the one of the first things that comes off after a hard days work, and I’m not referring to shoes ranging from heels to combat boots.
Instead I’m referring to a small piece of clothing that evokes both a love and hate relationship among women…its none other than the restricting confines of a bra.
As a teen the wearing of a bra was my right of passage to womanhood. I could not wait to finally wear a pair that I looked forward to that day. Once I did, I was so ecstatic that I religiously wore one that it soon became a habit.
After years of bra wearing, I savor the times when I don’t have to specially inside the house. Eventually I was bold enough not to wear it with my outfits. At first, I was so self conscious of getting found out during my none wearing bra out in public that I end up second guessing myself, but eventually I got over it. Finally I’m enjoying the fact of not being top heavy because I can get away with it pretty easy.
…and so they say, free the Ta-tas!
With the holidays coming up everyone is on a financial budget, with plans of either visiting family and/or friends with the anticipation of food and gift giving. I only mentioned it since yours trully looks towards scoring on bargains because I’m always on a budget for upcoming trips or just saving for a rainy day.
This is the interesting part of the story because I found a pair of statement earrings for only $3.99! It was such a steal that I can’t believe anyone would pass on such a pair.
Well, I wore it twice but the next time I wanted to wear it, I noticed the hook on one was missing. I felt so cheated but considering how cheap it was, its definitely expected but I refused to accept defeat specially since I loved wearing it.
Sometimes, your girl likes to accessorize even when I wear mens wear pieces and these earrings looked so feminine. I also loved the soft tingling sound it made everytime I moved, so I was determined to find other ways to use it.
Below are ways I managed to get more out of a pair of statement earrings:
1. I wore it as a ring.
2. Spicing up a pair of earrings with it. From boring hoops, to bedazzled ones.
From BLAH icing to fun wear!
Finally, from Meh to Va Va Voom!