Shirt: Zara My new statement piece for spring is this Acne-inspired Zara blouse. Being on a student budget, the real thing was out of reach, so this one will have to do. I love the colour and the pattern, and after having worn almost only black for the whole winter, I am kind of excited to wear something a little more edgy. I would wear it with:
Blazer, jeans and sunglasses – Topshop. Shoes, bag and blouse – Zara
Being a journalism student and all, I do write a lot. Under is an extract of something I wrote for a job application the other day. Feel free to give me some feedback!
You wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and stretch for your phone to check what time it is. Shit, it is half an hour until you have to be at work. Instantly the morning drowsiness is gone and you speed around like a yoyo. Makeup – check. Deodorant – check. The last thing on the list is to get dressed and you open you wardrobe… Stop. This is when time halts and all the speed is gone. What the hell am I going to wear?
Don’t tell me you haven’t been in that situation, because we all know that would have been a lie. The half an hour that was just enough time to get ready suddenly needs a two-hour extension. And for what? Staring into you wardrobe? What could seem like an easy task has turned into a mission to find Narnia. You are digging deeper and deeper into your wardrobe and, just like Lucy, all you can find is dust. And it is not because you don’t have anything to wear – you just don’t have that outfit for that day.
It is not a secret that most of us are overly concerned about what we wear. In the 21st century clothes is not just that – clothes. It is a signature that tells the crowd around us who we are. That is why so many girls stare into their wardrobe with a sullen look, like a kid staring at a out-of-reach cookie jar, and wish that the perfect outfit would magically appear in front of them. It is the want to get it right that makes it so hard. We put the pressure on ourselves to be the best we can be, to look the best we can look – every single day. Even on days when you think ‘screw this, I am just going to wear a casual outfit today’, you still plan and think about that outfit.
So why are we this bothered about what we wear then? I think the reason is that what you wear can say so much about you, and even though it is dangerous to be to judgmental when you only know the outside, clothes can give you the confidence to change the inside. Just think about last time you bought yourself a brand new outfit and wore it for the first time – how did you meet the world that day? With confidence. And why is that? Because those new clothes, aware of it or not, gave you the confidence to raise you head a little higher and walk a littler straighter.
Clothes and confidence goes hand in hand and even though it might not justify buying a new outfit every day, think about what you clothes do to you next time you get dressed. Maybe having that appreciation for your signature and your clothes can make it easier for you to get dressed in the morning. I am not saying there won’t be other Narnia moments where you stare into you wardrobe and wonder if there is anything in there, but perhaps thinking confidence can make the choice between that black and that grey top easier. After all, it’s just a colour – but that day it can change the world.