Don’t Rock The Boat

I find it very annoying that my body type doesn’t allow me to follow trends in fashion. Although I’m a big guy, I have always had a certain amount of concern about the way I look, and the way I dress. I love to watch fashion trends and I do my best to keep up with them. However, there certain trends I can’t pull off.Skinny jeans: no matter how fashionable they are, there is not a pair that I could make look good.

Casual Vests: as much as I like them, they never look right, because I’m too big in the middle.

Shark Skinned (Shiny) Suits : I had a homeboy rock one of these this past Sunday, but it wouldn’t work for me.

Anything by Coogi : need I say more.

I look best in classic fashions. A plain tee-shirt and jeans. A dark solid color suit with a conservative straight or bow tie. Solid colored polos. Plain sweaters. Traditional oxfords. Boat shoes. Loafers. 

I have come to realize that “classic” is not such a bad thing. Classic is defined as formal, refined, and restrained in style: simple and harmonious; elegant. It has been said that classic is always in style and basically, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Why mess with a good thing? Phillipians 4:11b says, “Actually …. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.” (The Message)

Part of being content means that you don’t need to chase fads,  but instead finding the confidence to be yourself. With every thing in life, God has given us sufficiency, yet we tend to try and impress people, instead of staying true to what’s good for us. So remember, when you have the urge to switch things up: don’t rock the boat!

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