Memoir of a Not So Frequent Skirt Wearer

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Yesterday, I spent an afternoon walking around my high school neighborhood. I even walked through the park where I ran track for gym class, which I deeply dreaded.

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The last time I was even in this park, I was wearing my gym class uniform. A white t-shirt with our school logo and a pair of knee-length navy shorts that I used to roll up at the waist to make them more “flattering.” And 8 years later, I am walking through the park with an outfit I chose to wear without the constraints of a school dress code.

This white skirt would have sent me straight to the “office” where I would be told to change into my gym clothes. Simply because too much of my legs were showing. This is probably why leggings underneath skirts became a thing. Does anyone remember that?

This could also be the reason why I have avoided skirts for so long. I mean I only own two in total. And I only got this white one about two weeks ago. Believing that it was “bad” or “wrong” to wear something short and “revealing” was certainly taught. Because who was I hurting or offending by wearing something that felt comfortable to me?

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So is it any coincidence that I decided to wear a “short” skirt to the one place where I couldn’t before. Maybe on some subconscious level, it was intentional. To remind myself that I am no longer confined by other people’s outdated definitions of what’s appropriate to wear.

And let’s be real, skirts are way more comfortable in the summer heat than a pair of tight denim shorts ever will be.

The things I choose to wear now express my love for my body, my mood, and my desire to be comfortable.

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T-shirt: Zara
Skirt: Avec Les Filles
Sandals: A pair & A Spare
Bag: Clare Vivier


What do you try to express in the way you dress? Would love to know!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post.

Sophie 🙂


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