Why I Refuse to Let the â€œFlower Childâ€ Trend Die
As a 9-5 career girl, thereâ€™s very little room for free time and self-expression.Â Mondays through Fridays are filled with deadlines on top of deadlines. Heels and blazers are my everyday wardrobe. And although I love dressing up all cute and professional for work, I feel as if a piece of my personality is overshadowed by my so-called â€œwork uniform.â€
I have a co-worker who follows me on Instagram, and she always says to me, â€œStephanie, youâ€™re so different in the office than in real life!â€ She is of course referring to my outfit choices.Â When Iâ€™m outside the office, I am my most true self when it comes to personal style. I donâ€™t like slacks, blazers make me feel as if Iâ€™m wearing a straightjacket, and heels will be the ultimate death of me.Â So what do I feel most comfortable in, you ask?
Big flowers, dainty flowers, colorful flowers, all the flowers! Flower crowns that I can wear on my head with long, flowy, wavy hair blowing freely in the wind. Also known asÂ the â€œflower childâ€ look.
This is a spring trend that was hyped up a few years ago. Many say this trend is well overplayed these days, but I strongly disagree. The trend has been around since the Woodstock days of the late 60s/early 70s. The fact that itâ€™s still relevant in the 2010â€™s proves that it is timeless. My inner flower child will live on until the last flower falls from my hair.
Thereâ€™s nothing like the look of an elegant flower crown that makes literally ANY outfit look bomb. I feel like a flower princess when I wear them, and weâ€™re ALL princesses, am I right? We all deserve to be bowed down to.
Iâ€™m calling for all flower children unite!
Iâ€™m a huge fan of music festivals, and I mean HUGE. I try to attend every EDC, Electric Zoo, and Moonrise show each year. I live for festivals not only for the music, but also for the fashion. While most people pay attention to their favorite DJs, I pay close attention to what everyone is wearing. I gain so much inspiration from my fellow festival-goers. Itâ€™s incredible to see the creativity and personal touches they put into their each of their outfits.
Music festivals are where my inner flower child spirit comes out. Thereâ€™s just something about the music, the fringes swinging from my top, the excessive jewelry, and the flower crown on my head that makes me forget all the emails I have to reply to and the reports I have to put together come Monday morning.
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Itâ€™s more than just a look. Itâ€™s a feeling. I feel feminine, empowered, and confident with my flowers. Itâ€™s more than just a trend. Itâ€™s positive energy, a springtime tradition, and a lifestyle. And I wonâ€™t let it die anytime soon, not on my watch.
Live on, my flower children!