Now that school has started, virtually of course, I find myself debating whether I should get out of my pjs for classes each morning. This is a common issue that girls my age are grappling with. Although I myself fall victim to it, I worry about how my own style will suffer if I stop making an effort. I am the first to put on a good sweatsuit, but what happens when I only wear sweats? How will I express myself, in the ways I usually do through clothes?
Over the summer, before I knew if I was going back to school physically or not, I bought a dress for the first day of school (wishful thinking, I know!). So, this past Monday when I went back to classes over Zoom, I made a promise to myself that I would wear the dress. Not for anyone other than myself, only to feel a sense of normalcy again. What I didn’t realize was just how good a cute outfit makes me feel. It may sound trivial, but when I was wearing that dress, I think my mindset and overall motivation was noticeably more positive...I genuinely felt far more confident. Can anyone relate? Especially during these times, there is certainly something to be said about the power of fashion.
I’d be lying if I said I wake up every morning and put on real clothes for every class, but I am initiating a new commitment to get dressed up at least once a week, for my own sense of normalcy, fun and confidence.. Next time I do make the effort, I will be wearing the new Michelle bodysuit (it’s AMAZE). So, with this, I challenge all of you to do the same. Buy a new skirt or curl your hair, do whatever you do to feel beautiful...even if it is just for one day.
P.S. Let me know what you think / have been wearing to your virtual classes in the comments!
Nina (16 years old)
obsessed w this, so real and love the voice!!!