I’ve said it before, and I’m gonna say it again………
If you’re going to do any sort of alternative fashion – whether it be heels, clothes, makeup, nails, whatever….if you want to do it, then just DO it already! You can be flashy, you can be professional, you can be however you want to be, because it’s just outer layers on top of your body – it’s how you put it all together, paired with your confidence that makes or breaks the look. The ladies have been doing this for years, and have never had a problem. The harder hurdle is going the other way, but it can be done. There is nothing that says you can’t pull off a new look as long as you go about it seriously.
One thing to keep in mind, is that people will notice – yes, they do. Of course they will. Anything that doesn’t look like anything else will attract attention – it always does and always will. The trick is to not really care. You made the decision, you made the effort, and the only question you should ask yourself is………do you want to do it? If so, then just GO already and DO it! Nothing is gained by being just a sheep in the herd. I’ve found some nice moderate styles in my clothing that lets me complement my existing wardrobe with my own personal taste, and it’s worked wonders – both appearance-wise, and boosted my own self-esteem. I didn’t notice it at first outside of my own willpower and just not caring what others think, but my friends have told me I’m a lot happier these days, and more relaxed. It really does do wonders for one’s self-worth.
I do feel much better this year, and think things are continuing to fall into place. And my happiness? It’s continuing to climb as well! For me, this was definitely the right thing to do.