Last week, while driving through Virginia on my way down South, I caught The Graffiti of War on American Public Media’s The Story. In one segment, Anita Woodley shared that while growing up she wanted to be Oprah. Eventually Woodley realized she needed to be herself and “created who [she] was in eight grade.”
That got me thinking. How often do we all spend trying to be other people when it comes to what we wear? And, more importantly, what implications does that have for the other parts of our selves?
When I shop, I find myself stumbling upon certain styles of clothes and think, “I liked this in 8th grade.” I pass it by because that’s not “me” anymore. But why? Is there something innately wrong with returning to a previous fashion sense? Do we have to leave our former fashion selves behind?
The way things used to be.