How I Became Interested in Fashion

Me Back in December of 2012

I didn’t care about fashion much at all before five years ago. As a result of homeschooling, I was a fan of the uniform approach. I had so many identical boot cut blue jeans and black tees. I wore them so much that the jeans eventually all got holes in them and the black faded to reveal a greenish-hue.

Me Back in December of 2012. I still have the hat!

I wasn’t particularly concerned with fashion when I started going to public high school, but before I went in I knew I needed a more varied wardrobe. My parents weren’t particularly wealthy, so naturally we went to thrift stores. A good chunk of this period was my awkward not-allowed-to-do-all-the-fun-parts-of-the-aesthetic goth phase. I rocked a pair of over-sized Tripp pants and clearance Hot Topic combat boots all the time. After reflection, I’m glad that they didn’t allow me a smart phone or iPod touch. Late to selfie culture, but also late to embarrass myself on social media.

Post high school, I made a friend. She got me into fashion, helping me dip my toes into it and encouraging me to try new [to me] fashion and then showing my the basics of makeup. For that I’m eternally grateful. I still ask for her input every now and again.

What is my current style?

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

The thing that put the final nail in the coffin was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I enjoyed fashion before but didn’t really have a style. Funnily enough anime, of all things, helped me hammer down my style. I can’t exactly put it into words, but when I see something that fits my look, I now recognize it as such.

Most of the time I don’t bother with more than mascara, lipstick, and perfume because I let my clothes do all the talking. I don’t let them down out my personality, however, and as a result, My aesthetic has developed and I now have an eye for what looks good.