She’s kind of a hot mess, singing about booze, shoes and boys. But she never fails to impress, surprise and shock. She’s very much an individual, with an I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude we could all use a dose of.
I’ve played her CD non-stop on trips around Michigan, giggling at the puns and singing along to the chorus. And now, I’ve compiled a short list of things Ke$ha has taught me about fashion.
Too much glitter is never a bad thing
Got a favorite accessory? Enjoy glitter? Too much is never a bad thing. It can be your signature. The thing that sets you apart from all those other girls on the dance floor. Just make sure to not wear too much to work. Unless you’re a go-go dancer. Then it’s ok.
Lesson: don’t be afraid to pile it on, if the occasion is right.
Wear the same pair of shoes over and over again
That’s what all the cool kids are doing. Buy a great pair of shoes and wear them all the time!
Lesson: take note from the normal people of the world- wearing the same thing over and over is ok, fashionable and normal.
Don’t be afraid to forget your pants
If you’re willing to wear thigh-high boots or micro-mini shorts with a tunic, it might be ok to forget to wear pants. Sometimes. Blame it on the weather or atmospheric pressure.
Lesson: If you’re willing to take a risk, sometimes it can pay off.
A little attitude goes a long way
Instead of getting pushed around all the time, a little attitude can go a long way. There is no need to be a bitch, but sometimes being forceful can be very useful.
Lesson: stand up for yourself and be assertive.
Changing it up is good
If you can stand to wear a pretty dress one day and tight jeans the next and look damn good in both, why not? Changing up your clothes, hair, accessories and makeup is a good thing.
Lesson: play around with your look and push the boundaries of your style- you may find things you like that you hadn’t tried before.
T-shirts never go out of style
A t-shirt can be worn with jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses. Basically, it goes with everything. The more obscure, vintage or thrifted it is, the better.
Lesson: basics never go out of style.
When in doubt, make a face
If you hate having your photo taken, instead of smiling, throw in a funny face or stick out your tongue. It can be just as interesting as a smiling photo.
Lesson: have fun everyday and make lasting memories of the fun.
It’s all in the details
Wearing a t-shirt and jeans everyday can be boring and monotonous. But when you add accessories you can change the entire look and feel of an outfit.
Lesson: accessories can make or break your outfit. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Leopard print goes with everything
It’s one of those patterns you can find in every age group, from birth to seniors. Everyone loves their leopard print. It’s so ubiquitous but yet still very fun and youthful.
Lesson: classic prints are a good investment.
When all else fails, when you’re struggling to get through the day, just remember to be yourself. If you love wearing dresses and cardigan, don’t try to wear jeans and army boots. Just be you.
Lesson: stay true to you.