Recently I have gotten quite a few questions on how I can wear outrageous and fun things, without worrying of what others think of me. This is a completely valid question.
For a long time I've struggled with the thought of what people think of me, and specifically my peers. High school is tough, and people are going to have judgments and opinions no matter what. It's really just how you deal with them, and whether you let those opinions stick, or brush right off. I can't explain how many times guys have come to me and said; "Why do you wear so much makeup?" along with... "Who are you trying to impress? What are you hiding?". Agh! Sometimes it can be hard to tell them to ~eff off~, so I usually give them a 'You are really pissing me off right now and you should go shave that pre-pubescent mustache' look, and walk away. But, we all know that feeling of laying in bed that night and playing on repeat what that guy had said. It's painful.
So, the real struggle is fighting this battle with yourself. You must accept that you are confident and a badass, before you go into the world of fighting crime through your fashion and beauty. "How?" one might ask, well do I have an answer for you! Now before you get that answer, here are a few questions to ponder...
Why do I like what I wear?
Does my outward personality reflect who I am on the inside?
Why is being confident important to me?
Ok, ok. Those are some difficult questions to answer. But really, your replies might just be your answer! In the end, waking up every morning and feeling good is what matters. As long as you are able to do that, others will see and actually become jealous of your confidence and ability to love yourself. I think that clothes are meant to be an extension of who you are on the inside, and also to represent excitement and pure joy. Trust me, I am wearing a bright red blouse and big ol' 80's hair whilst I am writing this post. I AM MOST DEFINITELY HAVING FUN! And you should too. Afterall, YOU are the one who is having fun, so why listen to people who aren't?