Mondays, for everyone all over the world, especially for those individuals who are employed and hate their jobs, are the worst. No one feels like getting out of bed and starting the day. Because of this, some individuals have adopted a new way of coping with these days; with the challenges that Mondays and every other day of the week presents them with. They are dressing to conquer. You will come across individuals on a Monday, when people are expected to be dressed their crappiest, awesome and fabulous, almost seeming as though they are trying too hard to nail it. And even though they are, the fact that they have done it on a Monday makes them victims to negative energy from those around them. But while this, many might label you as arrogant, you should not be deterred. As a matter of fact, you should find comfort in the fact that more and more people are looking to learn the art of dressing to conquer every single day of their life regardless of the occasion.
If you are one of those who wants to learn how to nail this new art form, then you are in the right place. Below are some tips to guide you in the process.
First and foremost,
Think of your clothing as a voice that introduces you before you even open your mouth to speak
Your dressing is the vehicle that will carry you throughout the day. It will take you through classes, through your work and any social event you plan on attending. Whether you like it or not, it will have something to say about you.
What you dress does not necessarily need to be trend setting but it does need to scream out ‘you’ at the top of its voice.
There are some words that you will do good to remember ‘Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself’
So how does one exactly find his/her voice?
Saying it might make it sound like rocket science, an art that only a genius can master. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but this is not the case. It is actually very simple. The first step involves you finding the things that resonate with you. Things that you are into. They might be a force of nature, a guy strolling down the street in a jacket you find perfect, a word from a page or just a single moment in a serious conversation. Whatever it is, take note of it. Understanding what moves and compels you is the first step. The second is finding creative ways to incorporate these things in your mode of dressing.
Third, silence that inner critic. That voice in your head that is constantly telling you that you cannot possibly wear that or pull off a certain dress. As you start your journey to silencing your inner critic, you will have to pay attention to the thoughts that go through your head the next time when you are finding that perfect outfit. Then slowly and surely learn how to break free from those negative thoughts.
Have in mind that conformity is the only true fashion crime you can commit.
Lastly, understand that fashion, life and identity are different for everyone
There will always be those people who will be against you do. After all, you possibly cannot please everyone in your life. People will misunderstand you and judge you. They will try, no, scratch that, they will put you in a box covered will all sorts of nasty labels like freak, punk or diva. On those days that you feel like screaming because you possibly cannot fit in the boxes they have created for you, take a deep breath and remember that you are part of a beautiful universe that is all your and that cannot be possibly be defined by one term.
So go out into the world and be you.