While how we feel on the inside shouldn’t be defined by who we are, it does! Wardrobe is personality for many people. Have you ever felt so crappy that while you didn’t want to get out the house (you absolutely had to), you threw on something that would cheer you up?
I'm here to tell you, that is absolutely normal! Iconic Chica got the chance to speak to fashionista Jessica Otero of modaotero.com. She shares with us one of her favorite quotes by Sharon Haver, “Style is not about being boring and predictable. It’s about having fun in your attire and feeling fantastic about yourself."
Jessica Otero is an overall artist, stylist, writer, traveler, and philanthropist. See more at modaotero.com.
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ICONIC CHICA: Is cleaning out your wardrobe important?
Jessica Otero: Cleaning your wardrobe is important and you want to make sure that you clean it out at least twice a year.
IC: How do fashion and style affect attitude and self-esteem?
JO: It’s mostly about having personality. Go for whatever attracts you and appeals to you. Don’t follow the magazine if they say, “in style”. If you feel good, wear it.
IC: What are three most important pieces of wardrobe every female should have?
JO: A black pair of pumps, black dress, and black bag.
IC: What accessory is an absolute must have?
IC: What can you tell young women about being confident with the right style?
JO: Don’t be influenced by what you think is popular but by what you like.
Otero concludes with a personal story, " Light Jeans with rhinestones. Even if it wasn’t in style everyone thought it was tacky, but when I wore it everyone loved it. “Only you could pull it off,” they said. Because I was the only one who felt confident enough to wear what I wanted.