When most people think of the word chic, they immediately think about fashion and style. But when I think of the word, I have a different definition in my head. As a visionary fashion guru, chic can have many different empowering meanings. I saw a quote on Pinterest with the word and below it said, "Creating Happiness, Inspiring Confidence", and I thought that was a better definition than using it as a fashion term! It's like how math stands for "Mental Abuse To Humans", but that's a whole opposite story.
What I'm trying to say is that the word chic has more meaning than we think. And now that I know what it really stands for, I want to use it more often! When we tell someone that their outfit is chic, it's like we're telling them that they're the definition of happiness and confidence. And a good outfit is full of happiness and confidence combined, amirite? Let's take this opportunity to use this word more often and spread the other words! If that makes any sense.
Now you're probably wondering why I'm ranting about just one simple word (and a few other words). Well, if you saw the picture above, I'm sharing with you this new sweatshirt with the word "chic" on it ... and a few other new outfit pieces to go along with it!
I'm absolutely in love with this sweatshirt, which I got at Anthropologie for $98. There's so many ways you can style it: with a white long-sleeved collar blouse, a maxi dress, or with casual jeans and shoes just like in these pictures.
When I saw it, it reminded me of a black sweatshirt kinda like this one (but instead said Cindy Crawford) I saw Karlie Kloss wearing in some paparazzi photos and it looked so good on her. Now I have one of my own and I love it, and it has an even cooler word on it! Don't get me wrong, Cindy Crawford is amazing and one of my fashion icons ...
I also need to brag about these new jeans, also from Anthropologie, and shoes from Nine West. I got these sparkly denim bell-bottom pants the same day I got the sweatshirt. I've always wanted bell-bottom pants that we're comfy and made me feel like a cool 70s hippie. Now I have a pair of my own, and they have triangle sequins at the bottom! I bought the pants right before New Years Eve, so I got to wear them to my friend's party and they looked superb! As for the burgundy block heels, I got those for Christmas from my parents. I love the style of these shoes because they're very classic and hip, perfect for both modern times and old-fashioned times!
If chic truly stands for "Creating Happiness, Inspiring Confidence", then we should try to use it in our vocabulary more often. Even though it is technically a fashion term, using it to define someone's personality could make a positive influence. So next time you meet someone who deserves a little mood booster, tell them that they're looking chic. That doesn't even have to imply just for their outfit, it can also mean that their creating happiness and inspiring confidence! Isn't that every person's main goal in life?
It was kind of random for me to make a new outfit blog post sound super deep, but I think sweet words are important for my readers. I know I feel good now that I've written this whole post for that reason. Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to tell someone you love that they look (and are) chic!
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