Fashion Inspiration: Maya Angelou

Originally posted 2017-02-27 12:09:40

By Mercedes Joshua |


Fashion inspiration can come from anyone, but the person I believe to really inspire fashion is Dr. Maya Angelou. She was one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. She encouraged people and inspired them to be something more and, without realizing it, she also became a fashion icon. Because she was such a role model to young black women, they looked up to her in everything she did and what she wore. Dr. Angelou was a great poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. She also never conformed to social stereotypes when it came to clothes. She had a very classic and modern look all at the same time. She always looked so comfortable in whatever she was wearing. Her clothes truly expressed who she was, a classy woman.

She inspires me to wear clothes that express who I truly am. I don’t follow the latest trends or try to be like everyone else. I wear clothes that make me feel good about myself and that I feel comfortable in. In my opinion, Dr. Angelou’s fashion choices express freedom and being comfortable, and that inspires me to dress how I want and not how people want me to dress.

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