Fashion has always been more than just looking good for me. Ever since I was little I’ve loved clothes and colors and textures and mixing it up. I was never your average kid, I was always wearing clothes that were ‘weird’ or ‘ugly’ but I liked them so I ignored the looks. As I got older I wanted to fit in more, to be like the other girls who got the compliments and were envied, and so I ditched my style and went for theirs. It only took several years to notice that I shouldn’t be trying to look like them I should be trying to look like me. So I went back to the fun, quirky clothes and the colorful outfits, and I was happy with myself.
For me fashion is a way of expressing yourself and being who you are. I don’t wear the typical, expensive, name-brand stuff, because I don’t like it, and that’s fine. My rip-off Target boots are just as good as any pair of Uggs and my comfy, crappy old flip-flops will look just as good and last as long as a pair of Rainbows. Now, I’m not saying name brand clothes are bad, because trust me, I have a couple things that are worth a few dollars, but you don’t need to open your closet to Louis Vuitton or Channel. One of my favorite dresses is from T.J. Maxx, and I got it for only $20. Looking good doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot, or have what everyone else is wearing; it means you look how you want to and you’re comfortable.