I Changed the Way I Dressed Because of a Guy and Here's What I Learned
"What are you wearing?!" That was one of the first sentences my ex-boyfriend ever spoke to me. I hadn't been rocking anything crazy — just a green graphic tee that featured a cartoon bubblegum machine, which I paired with skinny jeans and navy Converse. But as we walked around our college campus on that warm end-of-Summer night, chatting, flirting, and meeting up with friends, his words stayed with me. I felt embarrassed, and maybe a bit childish, too (he'd also mentioned that while picking apart my look). I'd later tuck that tee in the back of my dorm room drawer and donate it to charity.
Spoiler alert: I still miss that stupid shirt. Him? Not at all.