Bright Stripes & Dressing for Me
Just the other day my husband told me that I wear a lot of stripes.
This concerned me because...
1. we've been together for 6 years and he is just noticing this now
2. his tone implied he wasn't thrilled with my outfit which consisted of a navy and white striped sweater, neon pink jeans and my neon yellow lace necklace.
Because I was sure it was more about the latter, I asked him why he hated my sweater. He said he didn't. I know he loves my necklaces (so he says) so asked him why he hated my jeans...silence.
So then we got to talking about colored jeans, which I am slightly obsessed with. Apparently he hates them - most guys do. He then went on to tell he also dislikes cropped pants - of all kinds. He prefers good old classic regular length blue colored boot leg jeans - aka something I have not worn in ages.
Here's the kicker...although I love to make my husband happy and try to look decent for him most of the time, I realized that I didn't care what he thought because I still love my colored skinny (sometimes cropped) jeans and I am going to keep wearing them no matter what.
But then I got to thinking, do most women dress for other women or for men? What do I do? Obviously I don't dress for him otherwise I would have a huge bag of giveaway clothes. So then do I dress for other women? I guess kind of...I mean I do blog about my outfits so that sort of counts right?
The conclusion I came to was that there are some times I dress for men (scarf shirt) and there are some times I dress for women (peplums - only ladies really know why they are so flattering), but overall I dress for me.
I have always been one to wear what I want to wear regardless of other people's opinions. I have started trends, followed trends and avoided trends (sorry, not doing the wedge high top sneaker thing right now). I wear what I feel comfortable in and what I think looks best on me. I don't care if the color is right for the season or if all the other bloggers would approve. If I like it, that's all that counts. And I am happy with that.
And now I know that the next time my husband pisses me off, I will go out and buy a new pair of brightly colored cropped, skinny jeans; most definitely the perfect win-win situation for me. :)
Who do you dress for?