I would describe myself as a tomboy. Well, tomboy-like anyway. When I was in my teens, I basically lived in baggy jeans, hoodies and Converse sneakers. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve certainly gotten more in touch with my feminine side but if I am being completely honest, I still prefer jeans and sneakers. I don’t think that’ll change any time soon. I own a fair amount of dresses and skirts, but jeans, striped tees, and sneakers will always be my go to. SO I guess, these days I’m more of a combination… part tomboy, part girlie girl! I guess, I’d call myself a tomgirl!
I think it stems from being very self-conscious of my body. I’ve always been heavier, and in my teens, the girls around me would show off their bellies while I was teased for my size. So I became more comfortable in frumpy clothing. I also went through a phase where I felt like I had to be girly and fit the idea of what that should mean for my wardrobe. That was short lived. These days, thankfully, I’ve got a bit more self confidence (though I’d be lying if I said I woke up every day feeling totally amazing.) Still, my style never became inherently girly. It’s always been a tomgirl mix.
I also went through a phase where I felt like I had to be girly and fit the idea of what that should mean for my wardrobe. That was short lived. It’s all about mixing comfort and style these days. I live in jeans, though they’re much more formfitting than I would have dared when I was 16. I’m proud of my shape and know better how to dress it up and dress it down. The main point is to just be myself.