Recently I’ve been feeling the pains of a serious style rut. I’m bored with trend items, I’m bored with my own personal wardrobe, and I’ve been craving something that will jumpstart the sartorial (and perhaps, life?!) transition that I’m really wanting.
I’ve been on shopping trip after shopping trip recently, my head filled with visions of grandeur as to the wonderful treasures that I would undoubtedly find. The whole host of new items that I would acquire, providing me with a new wardrobe and a fabulous new sense of personal style. NOTHING. I have come home from all of these shopping trips with nothing! And let me tell you, I love to shop. I find few things more satisfying than that of a successful shopping spree. So you can imagine my severe disappointment as I experienced this seemingly unrelenting succession of unresolved, unsuccessful shopping escapades.
But as much as I love clothes, and find fashion to be the ultimate form of self-expression, I thought about the other things that I’d been wanting to do to kind of kick my personal style up a notch (aside from throwing out my entire closet and starting fresh). So, I got a tattoo and chopped seven inches off my hair. Now I’m not recommending that everyone do this. Because certainly inking something permanently onto one’s skin and drastically changing one’s hairstyle is not for everyone. But I happen to love dramatic changes and as a result of mine, have felt this resurgence in the ownership of my own personal style.
My point is this: change. We all crave it, and we all need it. Fashion is the most rapidly changing industry in existence; as Heidi so eloquently puts it: “One day you’re in, the next you’re out.” And obviously, if you’re craving something different, there’s a reason. There are all sorts of ways to reenergize your style, to refresh your personal self-expression. I like to go a little crazy, perhaps you’d be satisfied with something a bit more subtle. Either way, change it up, sugar. Keep yourself feeling fresh.