Fashion and my journey through depression.
Hi, I’m a 30 year old working mom of 2 and college student from Chile, where winter is rearing its ugly head.
**This was my favorite outfit when I was** [**depressed**](https://www.instagram.com/p/BSroTPEDCIoN-CigYCErfpGQFuvFmC_enSmIaY0/?taken-by=booleanvaluetrue)**.** I took that selfie right before I got diagnosed with the most serious illness I’ve ever battled. Fortunately, everything is better now.
I remember vividly how getting dressed hurt every morning, how clothes grazing against my skin caused only pain and discomfort. Wearing “real pants”, or anything other than my older brothers’ 15 year old sweatpants seemed pointless. Combing my hair, wearing anything that wasn’t oversized, any effort at all didn’t make any sense. My outfits were an iteration of that old cardigan, hoodies, and black leggings for work. I wore the same jacket every day that winter, hardly ever took it off.
[**This** ](https://www.instagram.com/p/BbrcSYQjOCb/?taken-by=booleanvaluetrue)**is the first outfit I wore** when I went shopping for clothes for the first time after my depression started subsiding, thanks to a great therapist and large doses of medication. I remember thinking I wanted to wear a dress, even though I didn’t even remember what I liked in fashion. Grey was a good start. It’s a great neutral! (sorry about the quality).
For the first time in my life, now that I’ve been feeling better, I’ve been finding my style. Months have passed and I feel active, I feel love and joy. Also, I rediscovered my love for fashion.
Nowadays, my style includes lots of neutrals: grey, beige, black, white. I’m into sneakers and booties, I like black tights, high rise jeans, crop tops, everything high waisted really. I started wearing skirts for the first time in my life. I **recently found a picture of** [**my aunt and my mother**](https://www.instagram.com/p/BjVDBbPF-COg4ZscHrKUmMC4z7YiPQwsk7QbQM0/?taken-by=booleanvaluetrue) **(in grey) and it’s been a great style inspiration.**
I’m working on taking enough pictures to participate in WAYWT. This community has been of great help in my recovery. Thank you all!
**My current style:**
[Current picture 1](https://www.instagram.com/p/BjVtfeFlWEjcCIIZzITry2C_swtLmfQs46J7oI0/?taken-by=booleanvaluetrue)
[Current picture 2](https://www.instagram.com/p/BjFShHbFkO_dSMJpf9jsAhLHsNhrHBBbDzucT80/?taken-by=booleanvaluetrue)