Own Your Look

Last week, in my post “The Value of Being You,” I wrote about the importance of always being yourself.

This week, I wanted to expand upon that post by writing about how what we wear reflects who we are.

Unfortunately, it is common for people to judge others based on how they dress. However, this is not what I am talking about. I am talking about how your choice to wear or not wear things that make you feel comfortable, happy, and confident defines whether or not you dress the way that helps you stay true to yourself.

I believe that people can stay true to themselves while sporting different styles. For example, think about how you dress for different occasions. When you want to relax, how do you dress?

In my post, “My Drum Set is Here :-),” I wasn’t embarrassed to rock out my relaxed styled. Yay for big shirts! And yes, I am wearing shorts. 😛

As you can see, I'm super excited about my new drum set! I'm sporting my XL Brewers jersey here. It looks like a dress, but I am wearing shorts. :P

In this photo, from my post, “My First Trip to South Korea,” I’m conveying the “business professional”  aspect of my personality. You could say that I’m “wearing a suit just like everyone else,” but I would argue that I found a suit that fit my personality and paired it with jewelry and a hairstyle that makes me, me. 🙂

allison-merten-tonkatsu-with-cheese

Because that’s how I look when I want to relax, and that’s how I look when I want to be “business professional,” I had to figure out how I could stay true to myself while conveying the “musician” aspect of my personality.

When I first started posting videos on AllysMusicRoom, I recorded songs while wearing my “every day” clothes. In some videos, my style is more dressed up.

In others, my style is more relaxed. (I LOVE skulls, and here I am sporting my skull hoodie. 😉 )

I recorded wearing my “every day” clothes until I could figure out what I wanted my “image” to be as a musician.

Then, I figured it out. I had always liked the style of the 1950’s and came across some dresses that echoed the 1950’s but with a little sass. 😛

I knew that “classy but sassy” was the best way to define my personality as a musician. 😀

Once, I added the flower, I knew that my “image” was finally complete. 😀

People may like the way I dress, and others may hate it. What matters to me is that I feel that what I wear reflects the different aspects of my personality, and I am proud to wear what I wear.

Be who you are, and wear what you want to wear. It’s your life, no one else’s. Express yourself and be happy, confident, comfortable, and most importantly, be YOU! ❤

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2 thoughts on “Own Your Look

  1. Hi Ally, Like to read all of your posts and what you are thinking about. Bet you have been busy with your music and business. Hope you havea greatda y . LOVE Grandpa and Grandma

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