Everyone has those days, weeks, or months when you are just not feeling in the mood to do anything much less dress up. You search for the most comfortable pair of jeans, put on a plain T-shirt, tie you hair in a bun, and find the biggest pair of sunglasses to hide your face. It can be caused by weather, stressers, changes in season, or any number of issues in life.
I was previously in one of these phases.. I like to wear lolita, casual princess-style, or princess-style clothes as much as possible, but every once in awhile a break is warranted. It breaks the monotony of my wardrobe and gives me an opportunity to explore new fashions. No matter what some people may say, I believe that the clothes do not make a lolita. Even if I am in the grungiest of clothes and covered in mud I am still a princess.
During these times of grunginess there are generally two options:
1.) Force yourself to dress up
2.) Take a reprieve
I tend to avoid option number one. I believe dressing up should be an activity to take pleasure in and look forward to, not dreaded as if it were a chore. Forcing yourself to dress up might result in a decline in interest of the fashion you used to love.
Taking a reprieve can sometimes allow one to expand their wardrobe. In the case of myself, I find that taking a break from dressing up allows me to rediscover my love for the fashion. It also allows me to sit down and decide if the item(s) I am currently coveting are truly something I want to buy or an impulse purchase.
Take a reprieve, explore new fashion ventures, and when you return to the fashion you're taking a break from rediscover your love for it. And always remember look for the best in every situation and enjoy everyday to the fullest!
P.S. Happy Friday the 13th.