In a world of homogeny, how do you stand out? How do you set yourself apart from the crowd and embrace your different? My dear friend, you just do it. You speak up until your voice is heard, you color outside the lines, you find what makes you unique, and you own it.
If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a fervent advocate for self-expression and differentiation. Why? Because in today’s society there’s too much of the same thing and individualism isn’t something I am willing to forgo. I chose to be different. I chose to be genuinely and unapologetically me, every waking day, and I encourage you all to do the same.
This is why I’m a huge fan of Dr. Martens, a brand which supports and believes in authenticity and self-expression as much as I do. Their appeal to people who have their own individual style, yet share a united spirit, is undeniable. Their boots and products are all about genuine characters who aren’t afraid to stand for something and I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with them.
On this post, I have styled their original boot, the 1460 Smooth, with an oversized denim jacket, a short-sleeve hoodie tee, which functions as a mini dress, and fishnets. I call it: A modern take on 90s punk.
Fun fact, the 1460 boot gets its name after the day the line rolled out on April 1, 1960, and it is still as iconic as ever. Made from smooth leather, the boot comes in a variety of colors (i.e. cherry red, green, royal purple, white, sea blue). Anything else? Yes. Dr. Martens have an air-cushioned sole, are oil and fat resistant, and offer good abrasion and slip resistance. This is why Dr. Martens’ boots and shoes are recognized worldwide for their uncompromising looks, durability, and comfort. Ok, I’ll stop bragging.
So as we keep getting to know each other, you’ll see how my personal style is one of my main outlets of self-expression. Writing is another one too, composing songs, expressing myself via my social channels, my tattoos, the way I speak and relate to others. I am very conscious about this and though I enjoy following certain trends from time to time, I still find ways to tweak them and make them my own!
Are authenticity and individualism lost? I’d like to believe they aren't. Let me know your thoughts and how do you differentiate yourself from others, I’d love to know!