For three years now, I’ve been documenting my style and wardrobe. In the beginning, trends was very much the focus but as I continued documenting I came to understand that this platform also challenges me.
Sure, there were times I wanted to have the latest it-bag. Everybody else had them and I didn’t want to be any different. Caved in and realized that a bag is just a bag at the end of the day and the brand and they hype is the last thing that’s going to determine whether it’s going to be maxed out of it’s use or shortly forgotten in the wardrobe.
Trends and mass hypes aren’t of that interest as long as it doesn’t serve my purpose. Looking like the cool kids? Couldn’t care less, my rebellious vein starts pumping to the anthem of Zero Fucks Given loud when people base their likes and dislikes based upon what’s cool. Authenticity beats everything if you’re asking for my opinion and there is nothing, and I really mean NOTHING that beats a person who is their unapologetically self. You see, I have a hard time digesting conformers.
Le Spec Nero Sunglasses
Couldn’t care less, my rebellious vein starts pumping to the anthem of Zero Fucks Given loud when people base their likes and dislikes based upon what’s cool.
Personal style is a story, and I’m all for a story, you know that. For 3 years now I have faithfully documented my wardrobe; what I wear has evolved and continues to do so. But the story has been a constant scribble, there has been no plot or consistency in my wardrobe’s narrative at all.
Yesterday I told described to a friend that looking back the styles that has passed is like going through different chapters of life. By looking at old pictures, how I dressed and what I wore is a gateway to looking back at whom I was then. And as we progress, the story continues to unfold. When discussing style and fashion, I love to uncover people’s relation to clothes. Why they choose to wear what their wearing. Is there a thought behind it, or is this something they put on – well because we can’t step outside naked. Endless why’s that I take great pleasure in unraveling.
That being said, there’s a change coming in. Slowly but surely. But for now, please share below in the comments section your relation to clothes. Do clothes have a narrative for you? What are your decisions based upon? Are you more for trends or personal style? Ultimate style icon? As always, I love to read your feedback and pick your brains.
Photos by Chrystelle Eriksberger, edited by me