i dress up because i want to

akhir-akhir ini gw sering banget ditanya “lo merias diri itu buat siapa sih? supaya diliat sama siapa?” apalagi supir kantor gw. gara-gara dia mergokin gw lagi bedakkan doang. maksud gw itu biasa banget kali cewe bedakkan. lagian gw pake bedak gitu bukan pake semen, ngga usah dipermasalahkan gitu deh. pokonya dia tiap ketemu gw pasti bilangnya “ati-ati ntar cat tembok abis” atau “biasanya cewe kalo dandan biar diliat sama siapa sih?” bosen gw dengernya, bosen juga gw nanggepinnya. biasanya sih gw jawabnya pake ketawa aja. abis gw bingung jelasinnya gimana. dan ngga cuma dia doang, banyak juga yang bilang “mau cari jodoh ya?” “biar diliat laki ya?” dan banyak banget deh tebakan-tebakan orang-orang tentang alasan gw berdandan. and i think all the guesses are wrong. ;p

i dress up because i want to. i do it for myself. not to get the guy’s attention or to impress people or follow the trend. but i do it because i love it. i always think that when you look good,you’ll feel good. it doesn’t mean that we have to dress up to the nine all the time, but i think it’s not so wrong to look good visually.

i actually have a low self confidence. i love to mix and match clothes, i love to see something colorful, i love to style someone, and i was always wanted to be more stylish. but due to my lack of confidence, all of my ideas about styling myself end up in Looklet .

so, in this new year, i challenge myself to be brave enough in expressing myself through clothes. i challenge myself to be brave enough to do what i always want to do. i’m starting to be more aware of my body. i start to wear some make-up, i start to style myself, i start to bring my idea into reality by applying it on my body, i start to do what i love, i start to ignore any bad comments about me, and the most important thing is i start to gain some confidences in myself.

i never expect about getting people’s attention. because i dress up for myself. i always believe in “look good, feel good” line. when i feel good about myself, i become more confidence and i’m able to do what i want to do. this is not about the attention i got or the way to impress people, but for me this is about doing what i love,challenging myself, and being me.

since this is the era where we can be whatever we want to be, so don’t be so worried to dress the way you want to dress. be you. (but still, dress properly and comfortably is one thing that we have to keep in mind). you can express yourself by the way you dress. dress up not because the trend. dress up not because anyone else. but dress up because you want to.

never stop challenging yourself, never stop exploring yourself, never stop being yourself.

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”

-Gianni Versace-

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