Oh print mixing… I mean it’s a great trend and is here to stay, but how hard is it to do it right?
As you may have noticed on previous posts, my style is very classic. Most of my pieces -except for one here and there- are simple and can be used in many different ways. Versatility is one of the main characteristics I look for when buying something. Right now I don’t have the biggest budget for clothing so to speak, so I think long and hard on how many different ways I can wear something (without people noticing) before buying it.
Prints fit perfectly with this concept. I think a few printed pieces should exist in every girl’s closet because they immediately upgrade a dull outfit and can be combined in so many different ways. I absolutely love prints. However, I’ve hardly ever tried mixing two, and for sure not three at the same time like I did here. I just thought that taking a bit of of a risk and breaking some old fashion rules would be nice for a change. I went for a safe choice this time and didn’t go crazy with shapes and colors which is a nice way to start. Hopefully I’ll get bolder and more creative over time.
The blue dress I’m wearing is one of my favorites. For sure one of the most adaptable pieces on my closet right now. Have you noticed I’ve been using a lot of dresses lately? This is because A) I’m a dress kind of girl B) It is summer after all and C) most of my nice pants/jeans/shorts don’t fit and I refuse to buy bigger ones.
I love to eat and hate to work out. These two probably have something to do with reason “C” of why I’m wearing so many dresses lately LOL. I remember always feeling uncomfortable about my body, never “skinny” enough. Just until now I’ve realized, when I take a look at some old pics, that I looked just fine back then and probably still do, even though I think otherwise. You have no idea how many pictures I’ve deleted because I don’t like the way I look. I’m working on that, it is not how’s supposed to be. I guess that growing up in a country where beauty standards are so important and unachievable can mess up with your head at some point. I mean isn’t it twisted that girls get plastic surgery as gifts when they turn 18 -and even 15- years old? Thank God I had the good parents.
For the last few months, I’ve made the terrible mistake of comparing my self to models, celebrities and even other fashion bloggers. The thing is, that some of them look like models and that’s fine, I think they are beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with that. Whatever wrong is inside my head, for thinking that if I don’t look like them, I’m not good enough. Thank God I have no idea how to use Photoshop. As far as I go editing photos (and probably not successfully) is using and App named Afterlight. Otherwise, you wouldn’t even know they way I look for real LOL. Just kidding. Or not.
Anyhow, these days I’ve felt inspired from all these stories and covers with “plus size models” a tag that I hate by the way. Nevertheless, I think we should see more of that. Is not really about trying to be someone else or promoting overweight like some ridiculous critics are saying, it’s all about embracing who you are and loving yourself the way you are. If you want to change something, well that’s fine too, but not to be like someone else. We must only change to be a better version of ourselves, always being thankful with what we are. At the end, isn’t being happy from within the ultimate definition of real beauty?
Let me know on the comments what you think of this outfit and some ideas for more print mixing as well. I’d also love to know if anyone has felt or still feels this enormous amount of pressure of being like someone else.
Thank you so much for reading! Hope you enjoy your weekend doing exactly what makes your heart sing.
Here are some similar pieces and prints if you’d like to give a try
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