So I Changed My Hairstyle For The First Time In 9 Years…
“New Year, New Me?”
“New year, new me?” Well maybe just my hair at least. I’ve had the same hairstyle for about 9 years now and I guess it’s just because I’ve been used to it and never thought to change it. Now that winter’s turning into spring, I’ve been craving something new and a change of hairstyle seemed like just what I needed to shake things up. Unlike other decisions which usually involve careful thought and planning, I kinda just decided to switch it up with the hair only a few days beforehand since I already had a haircut scheduled. Sure change can be scary and uncertain, but it can also be fun! You’ll never know if it’ll look good on you unless you try so that’s exactly what I did, and I’m slowly learning to love the new look!
Classic Isn’t Boring
Speaking of change, let’s talk about this outfit. I remember having to wear khakis at my first job and that always made me look at them as boring and uncool. When you’re restricted to a mundane office dress code, certain items, like khakis, become the last thing you want to wear on your days off. Well that was the case until recently. Khakis aren’t boring – they’re classic! I was confusing the two because I wasn’t thinking of how I could put my own spin on them. Over the years my style has evolved and I’ve learned to embrace colors and prints. Toning them down with a classic pair of khakis is definitely not “business casual” in any sense and still feels trendy and fun! It’s important to note that these aren’t your average khakis either. These new Dockers are made with a smart stretch fabric so they allow a ton of movement and are just as comfy as a pair of trackpants or sweats in my opinion.
A Fresh Take
And just because something is classic, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fresh take on it. Dr. Martens have become iconic for their effortless cool style that has lasted through the decades. I have 4 pairs and counting and with my latest pair I really decided to go for it and have some fun! In the spirit of embracing change and something a little new, I got my classic black Doc’s customized by artist Chris Uphues who’s known for his playful heart caricatures. Old me would’ve hesitated on “ruining” a pair of new shoes, but new me was all about something different!