I've never really been a fan of fitting in. I don't really get the appeal. Why would you want to look and act just like everyone else? Why would you want to hide the things that make you special and unique? Why would you want to be anyone else but who you are? I mean, who wants to be "normal"...that's just boring.
When I moved to San Antonio, I quickly realized that fashion was a bit behind. It stood out to me even more working in a boutique on a daily basis that what I was wearing and what people were wanting were completely different. The funny thing was I would always get compliments on my outfits, yet when I would try and put together a look that was out of their fashion box, I would always get the same answer..."Oh I could never pull that off" or "I'm not you, I can't wear something like that"...and I would always get that same dumbfounded look on my face like...um why not? If you like it then wear it. Sometimes I think we get so worried about how others are going to perceive us that we are afraid to just shine, and really who wants to live that way? You should feel free to shine your pants off...and yes I realize this dress I'm wearing is a tad short and I prob should have some pants but....like I said...shine your pants off!!
So mix those patterns, wear navy and black together, add to many accessories, layer the shit out of everything, and own it...because as long as it's authentic to you then that's all that matters. Yes there are fashion rules, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken. So I wear cheetah, and plaid, and sequins, and flower crowns, and I hold my head high because, um hello, I look adorbs...and I don't really care what anyone else thinks because I'm just doing me.