Style is an opportunity; it’s an opportunity to become something or someone that until that time didn’t exist.
Style is also an avenue to create. Through what you wear, whether it’s the colors or pieces you don, you invent walking art that is unique to you.
Life is too short to not love what you wear. That’s why I take every opportunity to be different in my wardrobe. I’ve attempted to push boundaries in my own style to create something that at the very least I find interesting.
The most prolific fashion bloggers will post their looks a few times a week. But when I created my blog I never really felt that was genuine. What’s the point of putting your style out there if it’s just a some-of-the-time kind of thing? So when I created dressed to ill, I did so with the caveat that it would be truly me, every outfit, the good with the bad.
I started in September of 2012 and every single day, 365 in all, I posted an original outfit; exactly what I wore. (You can scroll through my Instagram feed for proof). I wanted to be fair to my followers and not create a diluted, false image of me or how I dress or give someone an unrealistic glimpse of how their style can be.
It’s been both fun and challenging (shooting outside in the blistering cold or during a heat wave was tough). The net result was that I grew in a myriad of ways, not only stylistically but mentally. I started to see the world from a different point of view, both from behind and in front of the camera.
This one outfit a day gauntlet really tested my time management skills and I feel like I’m the better for it. Any amount of free time is an open path to create, to inspire and to enjoy it all.
Live every second to the fullest, and do it in a great outfit.