Like most people, when it comes to clothes, I am on a bit of a budget. Ever since I jumped in to the real world of having to pay for bills, gas, and my own phone, I can no longer freely spend all of my money on fabulous clothes and makeup. I actually have to start saving for big kid stuff now…boo. With that said, I now try to look for pieces that I know will have a lot of versatility. I want to be able to spend money on articles of clothing the I can incorporate in to my existing wardrobe and the wardrobe I hope to have someday. A recent piece I purchased that has EXTREME versatility is this amazing moss green sweater. I was immediately drawn to it because of the unique faded color, but then it sealed the deal when I felt how amazingly soft and light it was. A piece like this is so versatile because it can be layered in almost every way possible – above other layers, below other layers, or even tied around your waist. In order to get your creative juices flowing, I created a little look book on how to wear this one sweater, four ways.
I know that this may be hard to believe, but I didn’t always have a passion for fashion. Growing up, I was a huge tomboy. I didn’t like to wear pretty dresses, I enjoyed getting dirty, and I would scream whenever my Mom tried to comb my hair. My first love in life was definitely art. From an early age I was drawn to anything that had to do with sketching, painting, drawing, or molding things out of clay. I always had a lot of built up creative energy, and I was constantly looking for new ways to express it. It wasn’t until middle school that I started to see that fashion could be used as another outlet for my creative ideas.
I slowly started to realize that clothing and accessories could be used as another medium in my art. My body was my canvas, and with different materials, I could create and express whatever I wanted. Eventually, fashion took the top spot in my pool of interests. It excited to me to know that I could create walking art that would not only be seen by me, but by everyone that I came in contact with. It filled my heart with happiness to not only be able to express who I was, but to help inspire the ones around me.