You Don't Have To Look Put Together All The Time

You Don't Have To Look Put Together All The Time

Drake said it best: "Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on. That's when you're the prettiest..."

613
views

It's okay to be young and dumb and, well… not put together!

Whaaattt? I know, it's crazy. I'm here to tell you that you do not need to be put together all the time. In the wise words of a many 90's rom coms: Embrace your inner mess and let loose, girl!

I used to say to my friends all the time that I was worried people would be disappointed when they see me in person because I look so much better on my Instagram. And, like… it's true. Because I look so GOOD on Instagram. But, I would make a conscious effort to always pick out a cute outfit, and make sure that I looked good 24/7, 365 for the sole reason of maybe, possibly being spotted in public. I just couldn't stand the idea of letting down my beautiful fans and devoted followers. It is only until recently that I realized… it's NOT THAT DEEP!

You can look bad sometimes. You can have messy hair and a sub-par outfit on. You can come to class with clothes that don't match and no makeup on. Your beautiful fans and devoted followers will forgive you.

This is because of two reasons:

1. No one actually cares what you look like unless you're at a job interview, gala, or North West's birthday party.

2. If someone doesn't like you based off appearances, then they don't deserve to be in your life!

High-school me is screaming while reading this. Actually, me from like, 4 months ago is also screaming while reading this. The inner soon-to-be bachelor contestant and popstar inside of me wants to say: looks matter! You always have to stunt! How are you ever going to get an invite to the Kardashian Christmas party this year if you go to anatomy while wearing sweatpants!

But, the truth is, you don't have to look good all of the time. Get some extra sleep and then just throw on some clothes before you go to class. Go out to get dessert even though you just took off your makeup for the night. Don't miss out on your life and waste your time obsessing over the trivial things. Pop-off when it comes to your Instagram pictures and your date functions and then let it rest if you want to because no one truly has their life put together, and leggings are so much more comfortable than jeans anyway.

Popular Right Now

27 Things To Do With Your Friends When You're Bored

A little bit of fun for any season.
218421
views

I am sure many could relate: you are texting or sitting around with your friends and no one knows what they want to do, everyone is bored, and everyone is flat out of ideas that are actually realistic and achievable. Boredom makes an appearance at it's finest moments... always.

Here are 27 things you can do with your friend in just about any season (some are exclusive to a particular season) when boredom takes over!

1. Find a local coffee shop to try out.

2. Or better yet, find a local restaurant that you’ve all been wanting to try.

3. Go shopping at each others' favorite stores.

4. Tie balloons with positive messages inside of them to random places in your town to uplift a few souls.

5. Cook a homemade meal for a homeless person and deliver it.

6. Get crafty and create a time capsule that you and your friends can open after (x) amount of years.

7. Make your own sushi.

8. Plant flowers in little pots for your homes.

9. Road trip to random local cities and do some exploring.

10. Have a photo shoot.

11. Buy or create a blank page’s journal filled art, writing, sketches, and pictures of your friends that can be used as a memory book.

12. Visit a pumpkin patch.

13. Go stargazing in the middle of the night with a blanket and a few midnight snacks.

14. Go to a haunted house.

15. Go to a movie with the group.

16. Have a giant sleepover with board games, snacks, movies, and crazy pajamas.

17. Have a game night with the peeps.

18. Have a gingerbread making contest.

19. Have a bonfire when it gets cool outside.

20. Make homemade ice cream.

21. Search on maps for the nearest natural spring or river and go swimming or canoeing.

22. Take a camera, your group of friends, and stroll around town taking pictures of your adventure.

23. Use the pictures you take on your adventures and create a photo wall in your home.

24. Have a "Madea" movie night.

25. Throw a themed party.

26. Write letters of encouragement to children (or adults) in hospitals.

27. Look up random keywords on YouTube for possibly some of the best videos ever.

Cover Image Credit: aurimas_m / Flickr

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Not Having The 'Picture Perfect' Body Shape Doesn't Mean You Can't Wear A Bikini

All shapes and size are acceptable and beautiful.

326
views

Summer has finally come again and it's now the time where everyone regrets not working out to get their "perfect" summer body. I'm here to say that these summer bodies everyone has been talking about are an unhealthy way to look at yourself and can hurt one's body image. If you're a size zero, that's great for you. If you're not a size zero, that is still great for you. There is no defined size that is required to wear a bikini during the summer, and there shouldn't be these unrealistic society norms on who can and can't wear them.

My entire life I was never worried about my size or how I look in a clothing item such as a bathing suit during the summer. I had always maintained a small figure from being active in grade school all the way through high school. Now that I am in college with no daily or weekly (and sometimes even monthly) exercise routine, I have gained weight and started to feel self conscious in what I look like in certain items that show my stomach. I don't look like the swimsuit models that are posted all over Instagram and started to feel that when summer came along I shouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit or a shirt that showed any part of my stomach. I was beginning to feel bad about my body image because I didn't have the body shape or size that is considered to be a "society norm" and let it get to me. This is when I knew I needed to change my mindset, and not my physical appearance.

Just because someone isn't a certain size doesn't mean they should be shame into not wearing something they like or makes them feel good about themselves. Summertime is all about being in the sun at the beach or at the pool and getting a tan and getting in the water. This things require a swimsuit of some sort. The size and shape of someone's body shouldn't put a restriction on what type of bathing suit they choose to wear, and no one should comment on how they look in it in a negative manner. For some people, it's hard to lose weight just as it is hard for some people to gain weight. Society is always making remarks about girls being "too small" or "too big" or comments that are similar to those and it's putting a negative effect on how women view themselves which makes it harder for them to have a sense of self love.

Let a woman feel good about herself in what she's wearing no matter her size and leave the rude comments to yourself. Whether she is a size 0 or greater, she is still adding beauty into the world. If you want to wear a bikini, then do it. Don't let the negative people in society harshen your summertime fun.

Related Content

Facebook Comments