When I started my style blog, I set out to prove that size does not dictate style.
This wasn't something I'd always known. For a long time, I only wore "flattering fashion." I dressed in A-line skirts, empire waist silhouettes... anything to help me fake an hourglass shape.
Risky fashion trends of the moment were a no-no, ESPECIALLY the oversize look. While I definitely hid in baggy T-shirts in my teens, as a young woman I steered clear for fear of looking "frumpy" or "sloppy."
Thankfully, my love for fashion trends won out and I began experimenting with roomier designs, but not too often. Now that the oversize trend is in full swing, I decided to challenge myself to wear the baggy-chic look every day for a week.
MONDAY: I got started with this sold-out top from Forever 21, because it emphasizes a lot of my insecurities.
WEDNESDAY: My usual version of athleisure looks nothing like this.
Athleisuire is a style I tend to avoid — unless it's tight leggings and a cute sports bra. Fashion images tell us that baggy tracksuits only look cute on thin and hourglass bodies. But they're wrong!
THURSDAY: I've always admired the dress-over-denim trend on taller, thinner women.
Wearing this white dress with wide-leg culottes was a definite challenge — but that's what body-positive style is all about, going outside of your comfort zone and seeing yourself (and your body) in different ways.