‘You only live once. So make sure you spend 15 hours on the internet everyday, desperately seeking validation from strangers.”
I came across a meme with the above tagline a few weeks ago and it suddenly made me realize of the digital bubble we are in. Guilty of wanting the ‘perfect’ grid to look back on, is a closet full of hidden insecurities, flaws and secrets.
Every morning, as I scroll swiftly through my Insta-feed, I come across the foodie, the couple that ‘grams together, the eternal vacationers, the selfie girl, the every day is #tbt kinda guy, the inspirational quoter or the insta-fasshionista – it’s like they weave in and out of lives (and feeds) constantly.
As a big-time sartorial lover and addict, I source for inspiration from magazines, Instafeeds, surroundings, runway shows, whatever it can be. However, with all that infographic to the eyes comes along with self-prejudice – a lot of it.
And constant thoughts like, “that’s nice but I can’t pull it off” or “it’s not meant for my body shape.”
When was the last time you looked at your closet and chose something without finding a flaw or an excuse to not wear it because YOU thought it doesn’t suit you?
Feeling insecure from time-to-time is normal but overcoming these insecurities and challenging yourself is the best kind of #SelfLove, which is why I love Dia&Co‘s initiative of Try-Day-Friday, which is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. Dia&Co is a premier plus size clothing subscription box for women. While I may not be plus-sized, it’s always a nice reminder to embrace your personal style and feel good in your own skin, something that we should be doing more often.
While I like to believe that I’m quite comfortable with experimenting styles, color and trends, one thing that I stray away from are jumpsuits or rompers…. Apart from its functionality fuss, I’ve made myself believe this is one style that just won’t work for me. However, when I came across this blazer-style jumpsuit, I was all game.
Is it a dress? Is it an oversized blazer? Well you won’t know unless you see the back!
And that’s what I love the most about it; a seamless balance of style and aesthetics for my liking.
To take this a step forward, I tried something different which I don’t usually do with my accessories and that was using my mom’s ethnic Indian jewelry and styling it with this western look. Trust your old folk’s jewelry collection, it’s pure vintage wonders!
So challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and #WearWhatCaresYou.
As I turn a year older in just a couple of weeks, I hope to step out of the box more often, care less of what others have to say and grow through what I go through because…
No matter where you are in the process of self-love, you should always remember,
You are enough.