Dress By Your Own Rules, No Matter What Others Say About It

5 Reasons You Should Dress By Your Own Rules, No Matter What Others Say About It

Because someone can and will always say something.


In a world full of lacy lingerie, booty shorts, daring accessories and small crop-tops, fashion seems simple. And the truth is, it can be a simple thing — at least until people make it complicated.

As women, we should be building each other up, but it seems like we've been doing quite the opposite. Over the past few years, I can't stress enough how many times I've learned that someone will always have something to say about you.

Yes, it may suck hearing the truth, but it's better than a lie. Whether it be about your outfit, hair, perfume, personality or something else, someone can and will always say something. It's bound to happen.

In order to live a better life, you must learn to block out the haters and live however the hell you want to live.

To help you out on your journey of learning to dress for you, not others, I put together a list of 5 reasons life is just too short to dress by other's rules. Grab some popcorn, maybe a friend, and listen closely.

You can express yourself through your clothing.

Feeling cute? You can wear a crop top. Feeling sad? You can wear an oversized hoodie.

Whatever the occasion, clothing can help you express your feelings. And, at the end of the day, how good does it feel when you can express yourself with something other than your words? Pretty good, huh?

The haters who slut-shame you are just jealous.

If your friends slut-shame you, guess what? Newsflash: They are jealous!

You can pull off that super chic mini-dress, and they definitely can't. Cheers to you for wearing it so well, girly!

Next time they spout names at you, just keep your head raised high. You know the truth now.

It feels good to be you.

If you live in sweats your whole life, and that's just who you are, then great for you! But if you live in sweats because people tell you to cover up your skin, that's not good for you.

If you dress how you want, and don't listen to what others say, you can be truly happy at the end of the day.

It's what your younger self would want for you.

Sure, life isn't all rainbows and butterflies, like you thought it was during your childhood days. But when you were little, you were yourself — that is, until all the cruel souls of the world came along.

If you went back in time and asked your little-kid self whether they'd want to be themselves or someone else when they were older, they would definitely say to be yourself.

You will regret it later.

Before you know it, life will pass by you. It happens in the blink of an eye.

Down the road, I can promise you that you'll regret following other people's rules. It will be too late soon, so you'd better hurry and strive to make a change — for the better and for yourself.

We live in a shitty world, without a doubt. Society has always frowned upon girls wearing certain things. Slut-shaming is a whole different story.

No matter the hate we get, and names we get called, we should strive to live by our own rules to live the lives we want to live.

It doesn't have to be a huge change all at once. Just start little by little. I promise you that if you do, you will feel better. Life is just too damn short to live by shitty people's standards. Now is the time to start living by your own.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

This Survey Shows How Quarantine And Drinking Relate, And I Can't Say I'm Surprised

"5 o'clock somewhere" is more of a guideline now than ever.

As it stands, and my friends and I are finally 21. We're extremely excited to be able to go out to bars and "get lit" as the kids say, but due to the pandemic, all of our plans have been put on hold. We'd rather wait and go when it's safe than risk spreading the infection and hurting our loved ones. So, we've all been quarantining apart, getting on the occasional wine zoom call. This made me wonder if anyone else our age were doing the same thing.

Then, I discovered this survey: We Surveyed Millennials And Gen Z About Their Quarantine Drinking Habits — Cheers. Here are 3 things that I discovered through the survey results.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes You Can Make With Items You Probably Already Have On-Hand

Keep these drinks in mind next time you're visiting your local farmer's market — you might want to grab some extra mint and limes.

With Summer 2020 in full swing comes the addition of many fresh fruits and vegetables to brighten up your dinner plate, but also your glass! Farmers markets are my personal favorite place to look for produce that is in season to make fun mocktails with.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July — Without Fireworks Or Social Gatherings

We created a list of things to do since social distancing may create a dent in our typical, planned traditions.

With the Fourth of July on Saturday, the usual tradition of popping fireworks, grilling out, and being surrounded by family has been modified due to the pandemic. Whether you're a loner or surrounded by family, there will most likely be some changes to your celebrations.

For weeks on social media, people across the country have been complaining that they have been subjected to fireworks going off at all times of the night into the early morning. This has sparked concern and questions about why this is happening and how are people even obtaining the fireworks.

Keep Reading... Show less

Carb And Cheese Lovers, Unite — These Are The Best Mac And Cheese Recipes On The Internet

Whether you need to get through the current pandemic or want to spice up your Fourth of July celebrations, these mac and cheese recipes will do just that.


My favorite food is mac and cheese, and it always has been. All it requires is noodles and cheese — it's so simple to make. Although it's my favorite, it can also get kind of mundane because it's such a simple recipe. This, of course, has led to many people all over the world experimenting with the American staple.

With our lives currently being turned upside down due to the pandemic, a lot of people are seeking comfort. These are scary times, and in order to make it day-to-day, we need to have our favorite foods as a standby. These recipes can also be used during your celebration of the Fourth of July.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

17 Things To Make You Feel GOOD This Week

Because some purchases are just necessary.

Y'all, we're struggling. You don't even have to tell me, I know. What a mess we're all in, right? This year is not going how we planned and the world has turned into one giant struggle bus. I guess you could be super philosophical about everything happening for a reason, but sometimes life is just hard.

There are plenty of ways to bring yourself out of whatever rut you're in. You could go for a run, have a snack, or read a book. Or, if you're really looking for an adrenaline rush, go shopping. This is obviously not going to solve the world's problems with one swift click of the "checkout" button, but hey, it may just give you the little boost you need today.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Wore A Butt Mask Every Day For A Month, And It's Officially Essential In My Daily Self-Love Routine Now

Thirty days later, my booty's as smooth as a baby's.

- Blissfully unaware that butt-care beyond squats was even something I should be considering in my self-care routine, I tried one of Bawdy Beauty's butt masks for the first time a month ago.

- I've never really given my butt a second though till I took a look at improvements that could be made with the mask — if one of the hydrating, firming, detoxifying, or brightening masks in the kit I received could either smooth out cellulite or tone my skin a bit more, I wasn't going to complain.

- Each Bawdy Beauty sheet mask comes in an individually-packaged sheet, soaked with a serum I massaged into my skin after removing said sheet. The clay butt mask comes in a convenient stick format I simply draw on to my skin and leave to set for about 10 minutes before hopping into the shower.

- I set a goal of committing myself to butt-care every day for one month. Between the regular use of sheet masks, clay masks, and their CBD Butt Balm in between, I didn't have many expectations.

- I thought the whole concept may just be a gimmick, but my butt has never looked so toned in my life, and the cellulite I had is almost completely gone. I wear one every single day when I get the chance.

I'm incredibly skeptical when it comes to marketing ploys and gimmicks in the beauty world. I'll be the first cynic to try out the latest serum on the market every influencer is raving about just to negate every grandiose claim it makes.

Keep Reading... Show less

Friends, you don't have to be quarantined to use a personal massager, you know? Because, sure, quarantine made for a lot of extra quality time with yourself, but no matter what phase of the reopening process you're in, it's normal and actually healthy to take care of your sexual needs on your own.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Books I Didn't Realize Are About Gay Women

If you read primarily LGBTQ fiction, then this list might help to expand your TBR list.

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

Frequent readers of LGBTQ fiction might feel like they're reading the same book over and over again, with few exceptions.

Most of these books were on my TBR list for months and I didn't realize they were about gay women until I was reading them, hopefully, this list of books can interest you in expanding your reading material and seeking out different stories.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments