Men are scared. Scared and self conscious. Why else do you think workwear was the last big trend? It’s the perfect excuse to like clothes.
‘Oh, I don’t just like these boots, I’m actually honouring my forefathers through the medium of clothing.’
‘I like my clothes to have a story’
Bullshit. You like clothes that look good, just like everybody else.
But men are scared so they’ll latch on to whatever nonsense story and, to make matters worse, will use phrases like ‘I can’t pull it off’ to demonstrate their fear. And that’s all that phrase is - another of saying ‘I’m scared of wearing this’. And there’s nothing wrong with saying something makes you self conscious or scared, we’re all human. But just come out and say it.
But my main point here is, what’s so bad about getting it wrong? getting things wrong is a part of life, a part of growing and unavoidable. Yes, unavoidable. You can read all the blogs you like, do all the things in the right way, but chances are that you’ll probably still get something wrong. And it’s okay.
We’re all gonna get it wrong at some point, so quit worrying about it. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. You could slip on stairs and break your neck. In the grand scheme of things, clothes aren’t worth this much thought. Live a little.” —
Mr. Dike is a great writer.
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- Kelly Cutrone in “Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out At Work Before 30” (via missjennab)
This quote kind of bothers me. It reminds me of the people in law school. You know the type, that were always talking about how hard it was and that it was nothing like undergrad, and people outside of law school don’t understand how competitive and stressful the entire process is. Fuck you. Everyone’s job/life is hard. Stop assuaging your sense of inferiority for not going to medical school. (I can say that because I went to law school)
It doesn’t really make sense. If PR is full of catty women, is the conclusion that all hard working, career driven women are catty? Or is it that Kelly Cutrone only hires catty women that never say thank you?
And the whole “college doesn’t prepare you for anything” argument is just well, missing the point of college. Unless you are going to be a professor or doctor, college won’t prepare you for any type of career per se. But to say that college didn’t expand my horizons, expose me to an insanely large cross-section of individuals, or that it didn’t have a profound impact on my life is ridiculous. College shouldn’t prepare you for how shitty the ‘real world’ is. College has super shitty moments too. Let’s face it, this quote should be “LIFE FUCKING SUCKS. IT’S BASICALLY NEVERENDING REITERATIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU DIE.” But who wants to hear that?