Let's get a few things straight here. My favourite articles of clothing are men's sweatshirts and pj bottoms. I wear makeup Maybe 3-4 times a week if you're lucky. My hair is generally pulled back into a messy bun and I don't like shopping.
As you might have guessed, I am not the epitome of fashion, nor do I seem to qualify as a girl half the time. I prefer comfort and utility to glamour and style and my budget is never really in tune with my fashion 'needs'. I've never understood the girls who claim that they are in dire straights without some piece of clothing, maybe because I wore a uniform for thirteen years, or perhaps it's because I simply don't care enough. Either way, I live by the principle that if people judge me based on my looks before getting to know me, I would rather not have them as friends.
Then I met a boy. You meet all sorts of wonderfully fashionable people when you live in Montreal, after all, it is a little taste of Europe plopped in Canada. However, to be quite honest with you, I didn't notice what he was wearing when I first met him, it was only spending some time later with him did it really hit me.
Take a look at the picture above. Now imagine them in more of an orange. Then picture them on a 5'8 male with a bright turquoise t-shirt on, and that just about sums up Colin for you.
Colin really doesn't wear boring clothing. Every t-shirt he owns is brightly coloured or smattered with a crazy weird design or printed with a pun. He also has about 20 different scarves, all interesting in their own manner, and his poppy orange skinny jeans are just the start of a long line of eccentricity. Everytime I see him, I can't help but smile at the latest concoction of fabrics and hues. It's just so...Happy.
I've left out the most important thing though. Colin is one of the most self-secured, confident, and kindest guys that I have ever met. His clothes, as much as they could define him in their own right, simply give an introduction to who he is- a bright, happy, seize-the-day type of guy.
So maybe I'm not some great fashionista, but here is what I think regarding it all. This spring, summer, fall, hey even the winter of next year, take a look inside. Find the clothes that reflect who you are as a person. It's so easy to get caught up in every single trend that whips on by that looking back on pictures of yourself from ten years ago is inevitably going to be ghastly. But if you dress to introduce yourself to the world, you can't go too far wrong. If you have always been poised and graceful, well show that off with something that is elegant and sophisticated. If mysterious and alluring is more your cup of tea, then don't be afraid to have some fun with deep hues mixed in with a splash of something sensual.
As for me, I'm sure my university budget can take a little more stretching as I think some of Colin's bright and bold colours might be able to give a little warning to the world of my arrival.