If you know me, you know that I am absolutely obsessed with Kylie Jenner’s fashion sense. Whenever I’m shopping I always keep in mind the types of pieces she might wear because to me, style wise, she’s winning! While it’s not my place to judge or even comment on anything in her personal life, such as her dating Tyga or her suddenly full lips, I do admire her swag and commend her on her wardrobe choices. Always.
I’m such a hypocrite because I literally just said I wouldn’t comment on her personal life but I just have to say one thing involving her whole “new lips” debacle. I just think it’s so funny how black people as an entirety have been mocked for decades on end for having bigger lips. Now, full lips are trendy. Attractive. Acceptable. It’s funny how often the tables turn. Society is so fickle with what they find acceptable. I always have to stress the following: black people aren’t popular, but black culture is. But let me go ahead and sip this tea..
In recent interviews, the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan described her style, in comparison to her sister Kendall Jenner, as dark and edgy. I can honestly say that 80% of the clothes in my closet are black. I can also put out there that I’ve been wearing dark colors for literally ever.. before it became the cool thing to do. Before Dej Loaf said, “I love wearing all black you should see my closet.”
Fashion wise, I feel like I’m in a pretty transitional period as far as deciding whether I want to start dressing a little more adult, and overall classier. I’m always torn between the two sides because while I love (snapbacks, jerseys, joggers), I also love (heels, dresses, skirts). While there’s definitely instances where I can merge both sides, I think there’s a time and place for it. I was recently hired at a newly renovated Victoria’s Secret (no more waitressing, retail over restaurant always.), where the store manager made my interview process delightfully pleasant. As always, I asked if anything about my exterior was an issue before I accepted the position. The nose ring and long nails were actually acceptable for the given work environment. I was pleasantly surprised that my work experience and potential were the focus, and not my fashion choices.
Personal style is one of the biggest forms of self expression, in my opinion. It reflects certain aspects about you that cannot be expressed through words. I can always admire a a man or woman who takes pride in their appearance. Not to say that should be the only thing you focus on when it comes to another person, but it’s always interesting to see how one chooses to present themselves. Always dress as if you’re about to run into your ex. Kylie is so dope to me, keep killin’ the game.