How important are clothes for you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.
Clothes are I am sure important to everyone, and to me as well. I have my own style, whether it is acceptable or not I am happy with it.
I wear different outfits as the circumstances demand. I wear my native clothes when I visit people who are from my original home, I wear a sari, so I won’t look strange in their company.
When I go for grocery shopping I wear trousers and top to avoid being stared at. Now a days it’s not too bad with travels in various places people are used to seeing different types of attire worn by travelers, so they do not find it as shocking as before.
When I applied for a teaching position,one of the questions I was asked was whether I’d wear a sari to work,when I gave him a surprised look he immediately said: “Do not misunderstand me your dress is gorgeous I was thinking about the students what will be their reaction.”
I did not want someone to criticize me about my clothes indirectly, I went to the principal the next day and told him I did not want the job.
Six months after that incident the superintendent of a school board interviewed me and offered me a position to teach grade four kids, I accepted the job, I wore my sari to school the first day and all the years I taught, the kids were fascinated with my dress, they were not narrow minded like the adult.
I also wear Shalwar Kamiz when I go to a party hosted by Pakistanis.
I do not have a particular style, I dress differently depending on where I’m going.