What it Means to be an Original
The word original can be interpreted in many ways depending on the individual. Original Penguin asked me this question above and for me, original is to stay creative to oneself without loosing track of who they are and who they want to be. This is exactly what I have done over the last four years and so much in the last four months. To be original at first was to leave Texas where one is expected to conform or be ridiculed otherwise, and then upon graduation from university I still felt I wanted to be original from being a “New Yorker”, thus why I made the move to Europe and have made Berlin my new home. I’m still not done writing my story or figuring out who I am, but I believe these choices in my life are what it means for me to be an original.
As for my outfit selection, the weather in Berlin has expedited the fall process and is quite chilly. Perfect to embrace Original Penguin’s latest fall pieces and warm colors that I love so much about Fall. Especially being able to wear beanies again, I love a good head accessory either it be a hat or beanie! Though my favorite piece in this outfit is their plush super warm sweater that makes me feel like I’m wrapped in a throw blanket keeping me cozy and warm. I also can’t neglect how cute their backpack is, and is essential for freelancer like me to carry their laptop, camera, external phone charger, and any other daily essentials.
Now that the seasons are changing, use this time to think about what makes you an original and use your discovery to express yourself this Fall!
Beanie, Sweater, Pants, Backpack: Original Penguin/ Shoes: Converse/ iPhone case: Kenzo/ Bracelet: Giles & Brother/ Watch: Daniel Wellington (reminder to use code: fredrdgz to get 15% off during month of September)