When it comes to individual choices in fashion, makeup, and overall how you look, judgements seem to go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re a student, Christina Aguilera, and even Secretary of State, it seems the Fashion Police are on the prowl to asses your attire or lack of and openly critique what you have on. Hilary Clinton has been on the onslaught of media attention for her fashion, hair, and makeup choices to which she responded beautifully with; “I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now. Because you know if I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I’m pulling my hair back. You know at some point it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. And if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change.”
I rarely read, and actually don’t care about Best Dressed and Worst Dressed list, or complete articles bashing one’s attire’ none of that interests me. My cue to go grab drinks is when I’m with a group and one member gestures about another patron about her dress being too small or ‘she shouldn’t wear that because blah, blah, blah’. I appreciate those who love fashion and I appreciate those who use fashion and styling as a form of individual expression. When I get ready for my day, I tend to play music, put on makeup, and when it comes to my attire I think about what I’m doing for the day and how my outfit will function in it. From time to time, I get compliments on my outfit, and sometimes I get less-than-stellar reviews ranging from it being too revealing, too-this-too-that, too covered. None of that at this point in my life, good or bad, really changes the scope of my day because: 1.) I realize that I’m most comfortable in bikinis, lingerie, or t-shirt and undies. But, I know I can’t wear that to work, school or grocery shopping, so I just make sure I put on something clean (I prefer jeans and a top), 2.) Keep bodypart displays in twos. Two is my comfort number. If I show cleavage, I may show leg or back but not all three. If I show midriff, I may show leg but most likely not cleavage. 3.) If I get a less-than-stellar review on my outfit and it bothers me, I generally just remind myself of my actual interest in fashion which is minimal and it seems to make my stress level about that comment diminish.