I’m often confronted with questions from those who feel reluctant to style themselves the way they envision. I can’t help but wonder if this is as a result of insecurities, or something more. Is it possible that we set rules for ourselves without knowing?
I have worked day in and out to free my perception of self-inflicted barriers to dressing the way I want: the constructs of modesty, femininity, edginess and even chicness. Is this bra too showy? Are the colors too dark? It’s hard to grapple with these rigid standards because while we believe and even admire them, they can make us believe less in ourselves.
If there’s one thing I want to believe, it’s this—there are no rules in personal style. And if you’re already in a place where this is your reality, you have the confidence to dress yourself.