|Photography by Rebecca Greff|
Thrifted Skirt, Similar Skirt here //
Over the last few months, I’ve had many people come up to me and say, “Wow, Kat. You’re so different…you look so happy”. My usual response is a sweet and simple, “Thank you!”, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What I really want to say is, “Thank you, I’m happy because I’ve found myself and my style, and I’m finally being me”.
After living in the fashion capital of the world for a year, I was exposed to many styles and trends. I would often sit outside at a cafe with a notebook and people-watch. The sidewalk was like its own runway, a different show every day. Whenever I saw pieces I liked, I would jot them down and come up with outfit ideas for myself. The problem was, none of the pieces in my current wardrobe matched what I actually liked. Around the same time, one of my good friends said to me, “The outfits you post on your blog are nice, but they’re never outfits I could see you actually wearing”. This was a HUGE wake up call for me, and after this realization, I slowly began shopping at boutiques and thrift stores. I started buying more unique pieces and experimenting with my style until I could look at my wardrobe and see a collection of pieces that represented the real me.
If you’re struggling to find your style, I encourage you to take a step outside your comfort zone and stop being influenced to buy the same exact pair of shoes and earrings that you see 1000 times on Instagram. Be unique, be you, and remember to have fun while doing it.
P.S. My skirt is thrifted and my top is made from organic materials and environmentally friendly dyes. Yay for sustainability!
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