The evolution of our personal style is precious. It is a reminder and representation that every day we grow, experience new things, and learn. Our style reflects the people we were, the people we are, and the people we will become. This evolution isn’t a bad thing. It’s nostalgic in the sense that it perfectly sums us up and acts a reminder that at the end of the day, we are all growing.
I’ve had my fair share of style choices. Each look I decided to wear tells a story about myself, my insecurities, my dreams, my state of mind, and my aspirations. Here’s my personal growth reflected in the art of style.
August 2014: I gave birth to a fashion blog and the beginning to many hair colors. This was the year I realized I really wanted a career in fashion. My blog gave me the opportunity to express my love for it and dyeing my hair purple was a spontaneous act for change.
February 2015: I was really awkward, insecure, and kept to myself a lot. I would hide behind oversized garments and glasses because it was what made me feel safe and at ease. The transition to black hair made sense for me at the time because it didn’t attract attention to myself. I enjoyed being in the background.
April 2015: This was my second semester with CollegeFashionista. I began to feel more confident in my role as an intern and felt more comfortable being in front of the camera and trying new things. The romper I’m wearing is actually me stepping out of my comfort zone.
September 2016: This was a year where I really had to step out of my comfort zone. My job at the time required me to be more outspoken, share my ideas, and not be afraid to put myself out there. This particular look, though very casual, made me feel unafraid and that I can do anything I put my mind to.
December 2016: Towards the end of the year, I definitely felt I had grown so much and gained a new level of maturity. My style had transition into a more edgy look that showcased a level of confidence and strength I had never felt before. I felt proud of how far I’d come.
January 2017: I feel comfortable in my own skin. I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I try my best to be optimistic about the things I want to accomplish. My love for fashion grows everyday and I don’t feel as insecure as I used to.