shondalanda / A Modest Proposal: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want

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shondalanda / A Modest Proposal: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want

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Written for women, but honestly would apply to any of us.

https://www.shondaland.com/live/style/a ... -you-want/
So I am here to let you in on a secret: There are no actual experts. No one knows what it is you should be wearing — not the fashion police bullies, not the rule-makers, not the writers of mad-at-pants manifestos. And I am here, many paragraphs into this long-ass rant about style shaming, with a modest proposal: Wear whatever the hell you want, whenever you damn want.
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Another one in the same vein:

https://medium.com/@roamy/wear-whatever ... eae6d4eddc

I found these articles in the top google results for the search query: “wear what you want”.
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I really like the last statement of the second article:
Wear whatever makes you feel amazing, not what makes other people comfortable.
It’s not your responsibility to babysit the egos of others.
Quite true :D

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Coder wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:10 am
Written for women, but honestly would apply to any of us.

https://www.shondaland.com/live/style/a ... -you-want/
So I am here to let you in on a secret: There are no actual experts. No one knows what it is you should be wearing — not the fashion police bullies, not the rule-makers, not the writers of mad-at-pants manifestos. And I am here, many paragraphs into this long-ass rant about style shaming, with a modest proposal: Wear whatever the hell you want, whenever you damn want.
mad-at-pants manifestos I need to check this out. :wink:
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Did you see some of the links referenced in the "Wear whatever" article? Pretty discouraging, like this one that mocks women for wearing puffy coats that are more comfortable/functional than fashionable:
https://newrepublic.com/article/140551/caterpillar-coat

If I could find a knee-length (or longer!) coat like that in my size and price range, I'd cocoon myself up in it and never take it off.
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