Even though I share fashion posts quite regularly, I am not very confident. But I try and get out of my safety zone and not just wear the same types of things. With that in mind, every year, for the past four years I have bought a beret. And every year I have returned said beret.
This year’s beret was gorgeous and leopard. But when I put it on, I felt like an utter impostor. I am not a cool young thing. I am 43. I can’t possibly continue trying berets, surely I must admit defeat.
I recently shared the above photos on my Facebook page. I expected everyone to laugh at how silly I looked. But actually, quite a few people said it didn’t look that bad. And that I would look better if I stopped pulling faces. But then, that is what I do. I make faces and say disparaging remarks about myself.
So this year, I’ve decided to keep the beret. I like berets. After all, that’s why I keep buying them. I need to stop expecting myself to look like someone from a fashion magazine. I am not a model, so why would I expect to look like someone other than me? So, I’m wearing my beret with as much confidence as I can muster.