Just a short backstory about this buttondown shirt. Originally, my mom bought this for my brother. My brother though, he said it was around two sizes too big so he couldn’t wear it. Instead, he gave it to my boyfriend. My boyfriend, on the other hand, thought it was one size too big so he also couldn’t wear it. Of course, you already know how this story ends. After all the drama, I ended up with the shirt.
Now I wonder why we girls are the ones stereotyped as picky when it comes to fashion. Men, really, have no sense of humor. :p
When I think about it, I’ve never really had any problems about wearing clothes that are bigger or smaller than my regular size. It doesn’t bother me at all whenever Forever 21 would run out of XS-S and I’d have to settle for medium. Some outfits work when they look less together, but even when they don’t, you can always just fake it ’til you make it, right? :)
- Fake It Lesson #1: I keep a styling kit not just for work but also for personal needs. I have pins, double-sided tapes, garters, clamps, and those kind of stuff you can usually find in your grandmother’s sewing box or at Home Depot. Save those. It might come in handy later!
- Fake It Lesson #2: You know those articles in BuzzFeed about random fashion hacks? Trust me, they’re the real deal. I always discover new tricks off the internet, so make it a habit to read. After all, it’s just one click away.
- Fake It Lesson #3: Learn basic sewing. Come on, I’m sure you had Home Economics class. Do I even need to explain why this matters?
- Fake It Lesson #4: Accessorize. FYI, don’t confuse accessorizing with excessorizing. Even if it’s just an animal print scarf or a studded bangle, it can go a long way and add character to your whole ensemble.
- Fake It Lesson #5: Do it with confidence. Otherwise, all else fails. So smile your way to faking it, and show them you’ve got the attitude! :)
P.S. Can you guess which fashion trick I used for this look? <3