Details: Tapestry + Thoughts on Confidence

As Fall approaches (I see fall as happening in the future because it is still warm here in SoCal), I have noticed the resurfacing of autumnal textures: cable knit, tweed, wool, plaid, and tapestry. I bought these tapestry shorts last year, but they’ve been hibernating in the bottom of my pants drawer. They’re one of those items that you love, but can’t seem to muster the confidence to wear on most days.

You may notice the lack of full-length shots in this post, and let me tell you why that is: I was too critical of myself to put them up. It got me thinking about personal style, how it changes over time, and how what we define as comfortable transforms over the years.

In high school, I stuck mostly to jeans and a tee, and in my first years of college, I really branched out into floral dresses and brighter colors. The past year, however, has been all about a darker, more 90’s look. I wear black quite often, and if the weather permitted, I would wear my black skinny jeans all year round. What I may have considered “too much” a few years ago is now normal.

Why did I feel that these tapestry shorts were too much? who knows. It could be that they expose my legs more than I’m used to, or that they draw a tiny bit more attention than black pants would. The ability to walk through the world without caring if people are watching or not takes a lot of practice. I greatly admire Jenn Im of YouTube channel Clothes Encounters for her boldness, she’s definitely a style inspiration of mine.

Shorts: Forever 21
Blazer: thrifted
Booties: Ecote, Urban Outfitters
Tee: Urban Outfitters

Do you have clothes in your wardrobe that have never seen the light of day? Let me know in the comments. :)

I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.

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