Simplicity. Do we fear simple things?
Are we capable of glowing for what we are? Maybe we don’t know that we can – an open question.
People mention Audrey Hepburn as a symbol of elegance: her simple dresses, no print, emphasized eyes and sometimes a hat, the only thing that stands out, though usual for that time. “But she was someone” , you might argue. Or was she someone because of who she was inside? I wonder sometimes if she wore that jewelry if she hadn’t played in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
I don’t have in mind her body, breasts or legs. But I remember some dresses. Whatever she wore became an icon in clothing.
Everybody has her natural beauty, natural style. Could you make a try and stand out for what you are? Do you still know how to recognize and evaluate quality and simplicity? Do we need an icon of a famous person to “wear” simplicity to come back to these values? Do we need to make an attempt to designers to change to that? When is the last time you asked yourself “WHY do I wear that”, like your child, with simple innocence?
Social masks, social beauty masks (make up, “item/famous brand” clothing) are sometimes necessary. But could we hold on to something that we are and at least shyly expose it; could we have a clue of what we really are? Remember once a dear one told you how beautiful you are without make up one morning?
Wearing a Second Skin Clothing dress might pull out of you your inner beauty. Try that, you may be surprised.
Standing out needs courage, are you courageous enough not to show off ?