I used to be the girl who’d wear low-rise corduroy parachute pants with a suede lace-up crotch to school. They were hideous, they were tacky, and they didn’t flatter my figure in the least, but I wore them because they made me feel like my truest self: a rebel, a feminist, and a champion. These pants gave me the confidence I needed to face the day and be myself, regardless of whatever fashion magazines or news stations said about my clothes.
It’s been a while since I’ve worn pants like that, but not because they’re “out of style”. You see, fashion evolves, and what we get out of each article of clothing we own evolves along with it. I loved those pants because of how they made me feel and who they inspired me to be, but different things do that for me now. This blog is about my own style evolution: it’s about taking risks and learning something new about myself, and others, through fashion. It’s about making fashion fit me, and not the other way around. It’s about finding my true size: Size Julia, Size J.