I’ve told this story before, but it’s been on my mind again lately:
I’ve worn flip flops since, oh, I don’t know my 12th birthday when I finally ditched my white Keds? Then I latched on to flip flops and never let go.
Back when I first started blogging, flip flops felt too plain for a style blog, so I didn’t wear them, even though I wanted to.
Let me rephrase that: I thought other people would think they were too plain for a style blog, so I never wore them, even thought I wanted to.
Ever do that? Maybe in certain environments or around certain groups?
But, time and experience have helped me be more comfortable in my own personal style.
It turns out, the plain ol’ flip flop is actually a key part of my style precisely because it’s plain. Isn’t it ironic? (Someone cue Alanis Morissette, please. Oh wait, I already did in my 90’s playlist that you can follow on Spotify.)
I’ve learned this profound lesson a hundred times, and I continue to learn it in new ways, even today: Practice giving more weight to your own enthusiasm — while giving less weight to what other people think.
Now, this kind of pep talk is usually reserved for those times you want to wear outlandish clothes, but it applies to plain clothes just the same.
In short: If you love it, wear it.
Have you ever experienced something similar? Is there something in your closet that you love, but shy away from wearing because of what others might think? What do you do to own it anyway?
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James Avery Foxtail Chain Necklace (wearing 18in)
Grey Tee (old)| Similar: Everlane Premium Weight Tee (I wear a M for a fit similar to above)
Roxy Flip Flops (old) | Similar: Roxy Gabbie Flip Flops
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I hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks so much for reading my blog today. Take care!