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.
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?
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.