10 Seconds

“If you’re going to comment on something someone can’t change in 10 seconds, don’t.” Not totally sure who said this, but it’s pretty important. I’ve been living solely through positivity and self-expression the last couple of days, and trying not to focus on how other people express themselves. THIS IS HARD: I'm a fashion school graduate, it’s my job to study clothes 24/7 (so if you think I’m checking you out, I promise I’m just studying your outfit). It’s a habit, and there’s nothing wrong with it. What IS wrong on the other hand is judging someone because what they’re wearing. Joan Rivers, bless her soul, once said something along the lines of “I will make fun of what a celebrity is wearing, because they have all of the money in the world. However, I will never bully someone on the street; I don’t know their situation, and I do not know how much money they make”, and neither do we.

Crocs: awful. Personally, I haven’t thought about slipping my foot into one of their sweaty rubber souls since sixth grade, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t someone else’s dream, right? When I was sent a picture my seven year old cousin ROCKING bright blue crocks with a pink floral maxi skirt, was I about to tell her to shut it down? Absolutely not! We love when kids chose what they want to wear, it’s the best; their personalities shine through and we realize David really likes zebra stripes, or Katie is in love with pleather. When did that change? 

We are judged every. single. day, and a huge part of that is about what we’re wearing. 

I’ve adopted a new theory recently, and I’m kind of loving how easy getting dressed in the morning has become (also, I find myself saying “literally” too often), but my theory is this: literally, who cares? 

I sure don’t. 

Slay the scene with your crocs, I respect you for it. Dye your hair every colour of the rainbow because that’s what you’re feeling today. Wear the same outfit you wore yesterday because it was bomb and you’re not done with it yet. Because, well, literally who cares?

If everyone could chill out with the judgement for a second like we did when we were kids, day-to-day would get a whole lot simpler.