I have to admit that I am not a compulsive shopper and that I don’t go shopping too often – my mom and credit card will most likely tell you otherwise – but I surely used to be.
I feel like my life was seriously lacking of content considering the amount of time I spent in Zara and other shops. However, I feel like my shopping patterns were terribly all over the place. Vibrant colors, the weirdest prints, unusual shapes. I would buy stuff, love it and forget about it a few weeks later. Growing up, my style started to be essentially based on basics: clothes that I would be able to wear over and over again. So I smile, thinking about this 90% of my closet where unique pieces crave to be worn.
Then from time to time: I escape from my ripped jeans and oversized shirts, and start wearing again that I acquired years ago. This is basically the story of this skirt: I have had it for three years now and it had been the experiment of thousand different outfits. I have experienced so many styles: from girly, to romantic, to edgy, to casual and have never been able to wear it the same way. Something I loved when I bought it, was that it hid my curves, I was terribly self-conscious back then, didn’t like to have a curvier body than my friends and most girls at school. So I would wear it with an oversized tee and hide it all.
2014 and 2015 have been two extremely important years in how I perceived my body. I started working out more intensively, eating healthier without craving anything, posting pictures of my outfits online but most importantly stopped being so harsh on myself. If you told me three years ago that I would wear that skirt with a knotted tee-shirt, I would have told you that you were out of your mind.
But now? I love it. I love twisting outfits in my own personal way, it makes me feel more confident, like i am giving my own signature look to that Zara skirt that already shined on its own.