Happy Sunshine Sunday!
First of all, I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I’ve received since last week’s post. I was a little apprehensive about talking so openly about my experiences with anxiety and depression, but all the discussions I’ve had with friends and followers since then (some of whom also struggle with mental illness and self harm) has made it so, so worth it. Y’all really are the best!
As promised, today I’m talking about Wear Your Label—a Canadian clothing company dedicated to ending the stigma against mental illness.
I learned about Wear Your Label a few months ago and decided to order a few t-shirts because I’ve been needing a few comfy tees. On top of that, I totally dig the company’s mission to create conversations about mental health. I thought it’d be really awesome to talk to people about mental health whilst wearing these shirts!
Wear Your Label is growing like crazy (which I think is super awesome because it means tons of other people want to open up and do something about mental illness!), so it took about a month for my shirts to get here. I hadn’t really had any intention of talking about them on the blog, but as you all know, my anxiety has become more frightening than ever over the last month or so.
These shirts arrived just days after I wanted nothing more than my life to be over. Call me cheesy, but I took it as a sign that these puppies needed to be on the blog.
We decided to have a little fun with today’s photoshoot. Since Wear Your Label is all about spreading love and encouraging self care, we thought we’d spread a little love around good ol’ Provo, Utah with some sidewalk chalk!
Hopefully someone stumbled upon our little works of art and knew that they weren’t alone in the world! :)
Okay, so the great thing about these shirts is that they are literally the comfiest things I’ve ever put on my body. Plus, the colors are so fresh and cool—perfect for summer!
I paired my purple Struggle v. Strength tee with white shorts and Ariat boots.
I love this shirt for several reasons. First, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that lavender color. Seriously so perfect. But more importantly, as Wear Your Label’s site says, strength always comes out on top of struggle. Every time I wear this shirt, I feel like my struggles become just a little easier to manage.
I styled the baseball tee (which is the coolest shade of blue everrrr) with a simple pair of jeans, a lovely Michael Kors watch, and blue Old Gringo Canty’s!
The great thing about this baseball tee (which you can buy here) is it’s super subtle. If you’re not ready to talk about mental health with every person you see, you can still rock this shirt and feel a little more empowered to take on your struggles. Plus this shirt is fly as hell. Pretty sure I’m going to wear it on hikes, to the gym, the grocery store, work, parties, and everywhere in between. (Here are links to the boots [pre-Canty of course], the jeans, and the watch!)
Moral of the story: check out Wear Your Label’s site. In just a few short weeks, their clothes have helped me feel like I’m not alone in my fight against mental illness. And I know they’ll be able to do the same for you!