I bought this skirt back in the summer, but I vividly remember tossing it into the pile of "maybe not ever" clothes because I heard a couple of negative opinions on the piece. Lately, I have let what people think about my clothes or the way I wear things affect me, which is odd. I usually wear what I want, when I want, and the only reason I would never wear something again is if I didn't feel comfortable and confident in it. But even then, I would revisit the outfit or piece of clothing and try to rework it back into my wardrobe at a later date.
So in an effort to ignore other opinions and do what makes me feel best, I took this skirt out of the "maybe not ever" pile and paired it with some other casual staples. I was so intrigued with the tie waist this skirt had, which was also a major point of concern for my critics. I topped the skirt with a denim Charlotte Russe button up and my favorite knee-high, wide calf boots.
This ensemble is made up of mostly light colors, which is crazy because I felt so cofident and comfortable in this look—even though all black ensembles are my go-to.
All in all, I guess this outfit came from having a "f**k it" attitude. Even the most confident people have their off days—I am a prime example. However, to be consistently confident, you have to learn something from your off days and make it into something you can rock or learn from.
Do you have something in your closet that you want to wear, but can't bring yourself to do it? Well, I'm telling you that you absolutely should. WHO KNOWS!? Maybe you will get an entirely different response than you thought. Either way, it's worth the risk....I promise!
Photography by: Katherine Davis