Fashion · Real Talk

Who are you dressing for?

Have you ever heard the term “girl hot” or “guy hot?” The sayings imply that you’re wearing something that females might like better (usually more trendy items) vs. what a man would be into (maybe a dress or something natural like jeans + sneakers? I actually don’t even know). I recently heard someone refer to “girl hot” for the first time and I stopped to think about how I dress.

As a blogger and a business professional, I spend a lot of time thinking about outfits, but I haven’t taken much time to stop and think about who I’m dressing for. I guess often times it’s for readers/followers or what I think will have a good reaction – and I’m constantly trying to showcase pieces you might like or sharing how to put certain items together. But I realized it’s fairly rare that I’m dressing for just MYSELF. Simply looking at my closet and asking, “What will make me feel good today?” without any outside influences lingering in the back of my head.

And I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve dressed up for a man before—or even other women (that’s sometimes even more motivating), because I think it’s necessary at times—but never more important than what makes YOU feel good.

dress for yourself

This outfit right here is exactly that – what I feel my best in. And it’s not the cutest thing I’ve ever worn and maybe you won’t get inspiration to run to your closet and mimic this look, and that’s OK. It’s crucial to do things for yourself EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and today, I’m dressing for myself. It’s amazing what a little thought like that can do for you, too – like this outfit makes me feel empowered and damn good! Maybe that sounds dramatic, but it’s the truth.

Black jeans, a cute and comfy shirt, a little heel, and my hair done is my happy place (yes, doing my hair makes me feel that much better). It’s definitely a more casual outfit, but my hair + comfortable cute heels makes me feel put together and most like myself. I have all these adorable hats that I never wear because I am always unsure if I can pull them off but toady… who cares!?

And again, even though this isn’t the most Insta-worthy outfit ever, I hope this post gives you a push to think about what in your closet makes YOU feel great.

I’m curious, do you dress with someone in mind every day? Is it yourself? I’d love to hear what you feel your best in!

P.S. At first I thought I’d pick my pajamas, but when I really sat back and thought about it, I do actually feel better a little spruced up.

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