H&M jacket, Big Star denim
I got this jacket for $5 in H&M. Literally $5. I didn't know style could be as cheap as $5, but if you keep your eyes open, you occasionally get lucky. Berlin also is known as a fashion capital, so I may have just gotten really lucky on my European trip. Even so, I'm going to start spending more time at the sale rack in H&M because they have really good bargains...
Growing up, I always thought you had to be super wealthy to have cool clothing. When I was in middle school, one of the main reasons I got bullied was because of my taste in fashion. I wasn't the girl to wear sweatpants and Uggs all day; I wanted to wear vintage Rag & Bone jeans and graphic sneakers. You don't have to spend much to look the way you want to look. You can always spend more, but most of the time you can spend less just as often as you can spend more.
I saw this quote a few days ago (the featured image for this post) and immediately was drawn to the vibrant colors and the message.
Your body loves you, so love it back.
Unless you're very unhappy with a part of your body, don't feel like you always have to change things about yourself. It's the same for your style: other people may not love the way you dress, but that doesn't mean you should care at all. Instead of wasting time caring about what other people think about you, waste your time looking for more $5 bargains. Duh.