by Madison: Miss Teen Western Newfoundland 2017
In my hometown of Stephenville Crossing, we have one busy street which is coincidentally called Main Street. And by ‘busy’, I mean you may see one or two people walking around. Since it’s so small, I’d have to stay out there all day waiting for someone with a booming outfit to come along. So I chose instead to cover three of my own looks. I like to think I have my own style, one that comes as a mixture of my personality and what I enjoy in today’s fashion.
I’ve always experimented with my outfits since my mom started letting me play dress up in her closet. I’d smother my face with the brightest lipstick I could find, accessorize with a pair of cool sunglasses and a feather boa: then have my own little photo-shoot. With that being said, I put together two inexpensive outfits and one that’s more name brand. I do lots of shopping from inexpensive stores and thrift stores. Remember that you can look beautiful and expensive even when you’re on a budget!
My first outfit is one of my favourites. Instead of heading straight to borrow from my mom’s closet, I went for dad’s! I love oversized shirts because they are so vintage and cute to style. My dad grew up in my hometown, and kept this softball jersey from his old Stephenville Crossing team. I’ve ‘borrowed’ it from him because I love navy blue and button ups (win win)!
On my head I have a sweet headband that I got from shein.com for $6.44! They ship super quick, within in a week. and the prices are so good! About the boots; remember how I was talking about stealing from closets? No, they’re not from my dad’s closet as you might think, they are my mom’s.
My second outfit came mostly from one of my favourite stores, Fashion Nova, and a little bit from my Mom’s closet again. Those cute blue cowboy boots are my mom’s but I believe she got them from Byrnes’ Shoes & Sportswear. The gorgeous tie-up blue and white striped top can be found on the Fashion Nova website. It’s on sale for $12.61 until Monday, August 7th! On to the shorts; I LOVE these shorts, they are my absolute favourite. Fashion Nova has the nicest shorts and jeans. Everything fits just right universally (meaning they make your booty look cute no matter your size)!
My third outfit holds the closest place in my heart because it strikes my personality to a T! My fashion style is effortless, like I’ve just rolled out of bed in a way. Either way, I am in love with my Juicy Couture track suit. I’ve been looking for one for ages and guys, these are crazy expensive, but when I went to Sears I got it 50% off!
Woohoo! Onto the furry slides… I love these so much, I have about 6 different colours. Pink is my favourite colour of course. You can pick up slides almost anywhere since they’re so in right now, but I got mine from Shein.com. Slides are the best because they’re really comfy and they can go with anything. If you don’t believe me, just try it. It’ll make your outfits look casual, but casual as in a sleeping beauty kind of way.
Self-love is limitless. Dressing up in your cutest outfit just to lay around the house is not strange, it’s empowering. Give a girl the right pair of shoes and the perfect shade of lipstick, and she will take over the world. Take the time to figure yourself out. Find out what you like to wear. You’ll really learn to love yourself once you know yourself a little better. Experimentation is key.