This simple yet basic tee was so much more than that to me when I came across it a few weeks ago. The minute I read it, it just spoke to me on so many levels. “Be True” to me resonates staying true to your beliefs, thoughts, styles, etc. I feel as though with the realm of the blogging and social media world, it is so easy to look at others and compare yourself to them and their success. To be honest, I had caught myself a few times looking into others Instagram and blogs and thinking myself “maybe I need to wear more dresses” or “maybe I need to change my style to fit the social influencer persona”, but those thoughts stopped me in my tracks when I came across this tee.
You see, many of the successful bloggers, social media influencers and anyone you may look up to built their success and name by sharing and portraying ‘their’ unique style to the world. So because their style may be something that many people look up to, doesn’t necessarily mean that your personal style won’t also be recognized. I see and hear so often to stay true yourself and remain authentic and you will connect with people on so many different levels versus trying to change your sense of style in order to cater to what you feel others are looking for. Sure, your style may be completely different than some of the others that have had great success, but that doesn’t mean that your style won’t be there someday as well! Since I came across this tee I have truly put forth my efforts to just be me and rock ‘my’ style. Whether it is wearing denim everyday and every once in a while wearing a dress or maybe I decide to document wearing sweats for a week straight if that’s what I am truly feeling fits me at the time.
Sorry this post got a little deep, but I just felt like I needed to share these thoughts with you as I’m sure there are many others out there that have felt this way at some point in their life.
With that being said….
“Don’t trade your authenticity for someone elses approval”.