For today’s outfit, I decided to whip out some blue sheer tights. Not one to strut out of my comfort zone of black tights, I was a little nervous about going out in these bad boys today. There’s something about colorful nylons that draws attention from strangers, whether good or bad. As for me, in any instance, I’m nervous of attention wherein I don’t know if it’s positive or negative. The main reason for my dislike of attention and tendency to sink into the crowd stems from my childhood, wherein I was teased in excess. For so long I desired to wear a school uniform because my schoolmates would hurtfully dissect my outfits. I always wanted a uniform so I could skip this humiliation and be equal amongst my more popular peers. Years went by where my ensemble would be made up basics like jeans and tees so to not attract any unwanted attention. In fact, it wasn’t till college that I would even wear a pair of tights outside of a formal occasion. In college, in Boston to be exact, my wardrobe grew to include not only tights, but boots, skirts, dresses, and silk-like blouses. The freedom to expand my closet free from judgment was liberating. It was this freedom that allowed me to experiment and explore clothes and accessories. It taught me to trust myself. And by trusting myself, my sense of style grew for the better. By following my gut, my outfits became more feminine and eventually complimented by my peers for being different. And so, that brings me to today and the blue tights. Blue tights may be different and out of the norm, but they’re me and an expression of myself. And what life is worth living if not to be fully oneself?