Here is the thing, a girl can certainly be both interested in fashion and her appearance, while wearing less form fitting active wear around town. Some of the most fashionable of my peers are still casually caught in sweats and messy buns from time to time. Ya know things happen. Whenever there’s class, or errands to run, or during the to many hours we spend crafting, and organizing through our lives planned literally, by the hour they rock the look. Take it from me, starting my Mondays with an 8 am in the fall, and working/studying all night for days before, is going to push me towards the “comfort side” of my dresser and away from the designer in my closet. Honestly though, who am I kidding, I have been spotted in an oversized jersey for good ole’ game days, and even an oversized cat tee for my friends 21st birthdays throughout the past year. Maybe being a “trash walker,” is about more than just comfort on the way to class. It is a reminder that I am still allowed to wear whatever I want, when I want too, whether others deem it to make me look “attractive,” or not.
As I write this article, I am on my way to Tallahassee from a short getaway back home, and I am wearing… You guessed it, a sorority sweatshirt 2 sized to large, and running shorts. It’s comfortable and I am going to be on this bus for another 5 or 6 hours, so it is the more appropriate outfit for my days journey. But, just yesterday, while I had lunch at a trendy restaurant in Coconut Grove with my family; I was in wedges, dark wash jeans and a red silk tank, so even if I wasn’t dress the fanciest, I wasn’t worth being labeled a “trash walker.” I guess I am saying be the girl that can do both, and more importantly in whatever you’re wearing.
Just remember, it is important to support your girl gang, and the idea that people to wear whatever they want that makes them feel comfortable. If fashion is a way to express yourself, I express myself through baggy t-shirts to say, “I woke up and my coffee wasn’t ready, but I must continue my day,” “football games are what I live for,” “welcome home little,” or even just enjoying a wine night in with your girls. Be the girl that wears whatever she wants and rocks it any which way, even if it’s just a baggy tee. I hope you like these pictures of my favorite people rockin’ their baggy tees and looking so good while doing it. Till next time, I’ll be stuck in local coffee shops finding new inspiration, and new women to empower.
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