You once explained to me the clever economics of your wardrobe. How, as a season presses close, the previous season will slowly move back into the realm of retail through eBay and the like. You know that saying, “make your money work for you,” well I admire your industrious nature, and how you make your clothes work for more clothes.
For me it’s the leather jacket, and button up shirt. My current (and ever expanding) wardrobe allows for an endless combination of the two. Black silk with a little cropped number, white linen with an oversized accompaniment.
Deep down in my heart, I’ve never hash-tagged you ‘vanilla’, but it’s interesting to hear the battle between being classic and being common.
I’ve been pushed out of my vanilla phase, but it’s not been by my own choosing. Nothing challenges a clothing-conscious person more like a limited and mismatched wardrobe. Have you ever just had to make do with what you’ve got?
Mixing vanilla with vanilla is tricky, especially if you want to achieve the aforementioned unexpected. Dressing in a way that screams bland or basic is all-too-achievable for a generic Caucasian like myself.
I don’t mean to be a reverse racist, but have you ever just looked in the mirror and been like “damn I look so totally like a ‘white person’ should today.” I don’t even know if that is a thing, because I am not white, but I always wonder if it’s harder to be “casual-chic” when you’re Caucasian. Continue reading
Dear investment shoes,
If my laptop were ever to combust, I would ask the tech-lords that it happen while I was on holiday. Why? Travel Insurance. Continue reading
Dear old maxims of how we should approach style,
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Or does it? Either I’m doing it wrong, or style can be more malleable than I’ve always believed.
I didn’t intend for this to take the shape of a feminist manifesto, but if that’s how it seems, so be it.