Okay so I'm pretty sure all of you have seen a particular Kawaii.i video (and if now here's the link!) but basically there was something that the gyaru said that completely caught my attention:
"Gyarus all wear whatever they want. For other fashion styles, you care about what people think about you... But Gyarus really wear the clothes they want to wear and have fun with their style."
May I just say amen to that?
When I first started gal I was really conscious about what I was wearing and whether or not it was gal; now I don't really give a crap because I want to wear clothes that make me feel good, not because it is gal. I mostly focus on my hair and makeup now - although I do admit that I need to up my game on the hair - because that's really what makes you gal. I see tons of gals even wearing hoodies (like oraora gals, for instance) and they look amazing! Look at Chie and Chika; they wear "casual" gal and they look a m a z i n g.
Obviously you would have to wear accessories and stuff so that the outfit doesn't seem lazy or boring, but still, we should wear what we want. The gaijin gal community is pretty harsh I have to say, but the truth is that if you are comfortable in what you're wearing and not forcing yourself to buy things just because "they look gal", then I think that that's completely fine.
I DO WHAT I WANT.
End of my rant/discussion. Over and out, ladies and gentlemen!