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Wear That Outfit!

This used to be my mantra (and when I say used to, I mean that it kind of still is). I stop myself from wearing those new shoes, or that cute shirt, or even my favorite pair of socks (yes, socks) out of fear that I wouldn’t see anyone or do anything important.

And at least for me, there were times this went for more than just clothes—it extended to my attitude. If I wasn’t expecting to do anything exciting or important, I would allow myself to be distant and disconnected from my surroundings. I felt no need to engage or show my personality, because it didn’t matter.

As I’ve grown older, though, I’ve realized that I have it all wrong. By stopping myself from wearing my favorite clothes or carrying a positive attitude when I thought that my day wasn’t “important” enough, all I’ve done is stopped myself from having more great days (and wearing my favorite socks!).

I don’t have the power to predict the future. Some days are great, and others are total crap. But it’s not my job to decide what I wear—both physically and mentally– based on how I think my day will go. Because when it comes down to it, life is unpredictable. And sometimes, the best things in life come up when we least expect them to.

So, wear those socks and slap a smile on your face. Today will be as good as you allow it to be.

Anne is a junior at UW-La Crosse studying Broadcast and Digital Media Communication and Graphic Design. When she isn't busy studying or writing for Her Campus, Anne loves music, photography, drawing, and painting. Also, naps.
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