Leocadia K.

Unleash Something New

Style, The Perpetual YouCait SherrickComment
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Nothing’s stopping you except yourself.

I prefer clean lines over ruffles, buttons over bows, and neutrals over pinks. I'm a bit more creatively minimalist than I am traditionally 'girly' when it comes to my sense of style. Until recently, sort of. Let me explain.

This past spring, Target had these adorable gray and white striped pajama shorts hanging near the main aisle; you know, right by the register so you can’t NOT see them. Every time I’d pass them, I’d lovingly oogle them, touch them, check the price, and then put them back. I’d put them back every single time because they had ruffles on the bottom hem.

Did I mention that I’m anti-ruffle?

After weeks of the same “oogle, touch, check the price” routine, I up and bought them. I was so over my self-imposed ruffle limitation. I bought them because it’s important to try new things, because trying new things in small ways with small details is much less scary than diving head first into a fully ruffled top, because exploring new details in style can bring out a whole new side of you.

Ruffled pajama shorts, sweatshirts with lace, flared jeans… whatever detail you choose to try out this month, know that—by doing so—you’re indulging your sense of curiosity. Have a little courage, trust yourself.  Push yourself outside your comfort zone. And do it softly, gently. I guarantee you’ll like who you are out there, ruffles and all.

With love + warm cups of chai tea,

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Embrace Comfort

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Comfy is stylish, when the real you is accentuated.

Aaah, pants. They’re the last thing we put on in the morning as we’re running out the door and the first thing to come off when we make it back home for dinner; well…second to the bra maybe.  

From skinny jeans that give you a bubble butt to spanx that make wearing those high-waisted beauties possible, the pants we wear seem to require sucking something in or tucking something away—like we’re transforming ourselves just to fit into some mainstream standard.  Sounds familiar, right?

Clothes are meant to accentuate what you already have—not change it. If we’re constantly reshaping who we are so we can be like everyone else, how will we ever transform into the truest version of ourselves? How will we ever grow and evolve and just be us?

I vote for wearing pants that let us move, like soft capris. Or boyfriend jeans that let us breathe. Or even pants that actually let us eat. Hello, favorite pair of sweatpants.  Comfy pants give you space and when you have more space, you have more room to grow, literally and figuratively.

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Choose to Be a Cool Girl

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Being cool simply means being yourself.

Are you a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl? Well, then you always look put together. Do you wear flowy dresses every day of the week? Perfect, that makes you stylish. Do you prefer cut-offs over cuffs? Flip flops over Birkenstocks? Polka dots over stripes?  Great news, you’re officially a cool girl.

Why? Because you’re you and you’re wearing this outfit right now. It’s that simple. Your sense of style is already cool, so give yourself permission to be…well, to be more you. Simply being yourself ushers in confidence, which ups your optimism, which brings you back to the present moment, which makes you that much more cool.

In a world full of trendy insta-bloggers and drool-worthy Pinterest closets, we feel like having style is complicated, like we’re always a little behind the cool girls. We look “sort of” put together and feel “kind of” stylish and wonder if it even matters unless we post our outfit of the day on Instagram. It always matters, because you’re you and you’re wearing this outfit right now.

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