To Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi, beauty is when a person is comfortable in the way they look. Meanwhile, what is beautiful to one person might not be beautiful to another. So, whenever people criticize her outfit, she is never bothered because fashion is not one of her strengths.
In her chat with Genevieve Magazine, she shared why she never loses sleep over people’s comments on her fashion sense.
I have never identified or claimed to be a fashionista, it’s not one of my strengths. When I go shopping, I get tired. I don’t expect to be on the list of the most fashionable people, I’ve never expected it. I believe that everybody – celebrities and all have a room for improvement. Everybody has a right to not be good at something and improve at it.
But, I don’t know how people expect me to feel about their opinion about my fashion. I understand that we learn everyday. I’ve worked with different stylists, I’ve not liked every single thing they’ve brought to me. Some people make fashion choices that other people don’t like. Personally, when I pick an outfit, what is more important to me is comfort. I like to be comfortable. I don’t like to wear heels because I get tired and take them off. I like sneakers and jeans, and that’s my comfort zone.
But when I’m going for a red carpet event, I have to dress accordingly. Social media has made some people a bit crazy, they take your story from you and make it into something else. I remember attending an event, just to perform, and I didn’t want to put on my stage outfit to walk into the venue so I wore something else. On my way into the venue, I avoided people who were trying to take pictures of me as I was not dressed yet.
But someone, an artiste or a comedian [can’t remember exactly], managed to get me to take a picture with him. The next day, everyone was saying that I wore that outfit on the red carpet. Things like that reaffirm that no matter what you do, people will always have something to say.
“I know some people don’t believe me when I say it, but I honestly don’t lose sleep over comments like that because I know that there is always room for improvement and I’m willing to improve. People have the right to say what they want to say anyway.”