My Style Revelation Through a Pair of H&M Jeans

VALUE OF PERSONAL STYLE

What makes fashion so great is its conveyance of mood and behavior expressed raw through one piece of clothing. As I’m getting older, I’m finding myself drawn more to the 90s fashion aesthetic with an admiration for the bohemian lifestyle.

We define fashion, it doesn’t define us.

I feel the need to blend grunge, layers, florals and paisleys with faux fur, denim or leather for the nomadic nonchalance expressed during festival season. Freedom expressed through the mixing of prints, textures and patterns for the Bohemian Rhapsody affect makes me feel like I finally found a home for my style.

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This post started out about my opinions of H&M jeans but as I was writing I realized wearing those jeans actually meant more than expressing the fit. My style revelation came from literally putting on those jeans and visualizing a style for myself but always shying away from literally rocking the look.

Who would’ve thought by wearing one pair of jeans I’ll get a style revelation? Life is cool like that, those simple moments become the best and sometimes life-changing.

As I always emphasized, style is about your confidence with the wisdom and understanding to who you are a person. Beautiful thing about blogging or writing is the chance to truly learn what you like. Discovering more about yourself and comprehending how to embrace those new found revelations.

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After cleaning out my closet, I saw tons of pieces never worn but mentally planned desired looks. I know exactly how to wear each piece but never had the motivation to wear them out. I’m so drawn to the nonchalant vibe, free-spirit earthy colors with delicate fabrics garnished with fringe, frills and mixed prints.

Don’t get me wrong, I like wearing the simple look of graphic tees and denim but it’s not fully my style. I always resort to t-shirt and jeans because it’s so easy for me but it’s not truly me, doesn’t speak my style language. I always opt for what’s easy to wear, similar to what I’m doing in the featured photos, it’s me but it’s not fully me.

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When you box yourself, expect to not reach your potential. Limitations stop you from growing and becoming your best, it’s even worse when you do it to yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to, never have limitations when it comes to your goals.

Learn to challenge yourself, even if it’s something small.

I’m not taking the easy route anymore. I racked up a storage of images to feature on my blog and social media and I’m still posting as planned but you will see more bold looks from me.

I need to stop being shy and feeling self-conscious about my body. I promote body positivity so much on @sheiconic I need to become what I preach. You’re going to see more images of me with my afro, no makeup, minimal makeup, fun hairstyles and visual outfits that speak my personality.

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Even if I start by wearing a bold skirt, the most important part is that I took the first step. Similar to my first time wearing shorts in over 10 years, I took the plunge by buying the shorts and posting images of me online. You must take the first step, stay motivated, enjoy your journey and focus on the big picture.

What things are you doing to challenge yourself? What is your style, how does it embrace or showcase your personality?

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. olliviette says:

    Comment long overdue – you already know i love this post so there’s no question about that! I love that you came into your revelation about yourself and truthfully I feel like we go through waves where we have to relearn our fashion and style because we have changed so much. About three years ago I only wore black, black everything. Now I basically live in grey tshirts and jeans. And it makes you realize who you are at that time really dictates how you look.

    I also love how you’re showing us more of you and happy to show the real you! You’re a beautiful woman and I can’t wait for us to be a part of that journey on your blog.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Olli you are so sweet. I’m drawn to you because of your happy spirit and generosity. You show support and make the blogging world so much better. Thank you for everything you said, truly warms my heart in the most meaningful way. I want everyone to feel their best and the only I can do that is to be an example of it myself 🙂

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  2. GURL YOU LOOK AMAZING AND THIS POST IS SO INSPIRATIONAL *lemmie go raid up H&M*

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Char! YAAASSS gurl go pick up some H&M stuff 🙂

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  3. STYLECOME says:

    To some extent, women’s tenderness is also a reflection of beauty, is a personal charm, it shows more of a woman’s unique temperament.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I agree the ability to be vulnerable and fearless in expressing yourself is beautiful. Thanks for pointing out this perspective 🙂

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  4. makeuparmor says:

    This was so lovely and relatable to read. I always love seeing fun outfits but tend to shy away and stick to jeans and a tee as well. Seeing you take this step is so inspiring! I’m defiinitely going to challenge myself to take the step of playing with fashion instead of being afraid of it.💕💕

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    1. justnatonya says:

      O Sam this makes me so happy! Let’s do the first step together 🙂

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      1. makeuparmor says:

        Yes I’m so down for that! 😁

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        1. justnatonya says:

          Gonna be so much fun!

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  5. You look fab 💓😍

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thank you so much!

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