top: Forever 21; overalls: thrifted; backpack: Coach; shoes: Coach
A smile goes a long way.
Back in middle school, I walked to a nearby elementary school every day after class to meet my carpool. I remember waiting there once and watching a teacher struggle by with a giant stack of teacher stuff. Sitting on the side of the planter with my backpack next to me, I began to wonder why I didn't think to walk over and help her. At that moment, I decided to make an extra effort to be an all-around nicer person.
One of the things that I thought would make me (at least appear) nicer was smiling at people every time we made eye contact. Ever since that year, I smile at strangers all the time. It's such a small thing, but (most of the time) when I smile at people, they smile back. And I love being able to make people smile.
I'm always down for bright colors and bold prints, so a combination like this is very typically me. Advice from a self-proclaimed professional print mixer: it's important to add elements of unity to an outfit when combining multiple louder elements. I integrated unity into my look through my backpack and my sneakers, which match details in my overalls and t-shirt respectively.
|IDK. this is what happens when my friend Dao suggests poses.|