Earrings: Chanel | Necklace: Pachuchai Hipwear | Bag: Prada | Watch: Gucci | Pearl Bangles: Forever 21 | Top: Mango | Floral Wrap Skirt: H&M | Peep-toe Pumps: Zara | Pearl Ring: Forever 21
Every time I wear an A-line skirt, I always feel slightly uncomfortable. I’ve always associated A-line skirts with Rachel Berry, the main character from Glee, and I’ve always disliked how she tottered around like an oversized toddler, so in my head, the formula was: “A-line skirts = Rachel Berry = Toddlers,” ergo, through the fine art of transposition (or whatever that algebra formula is called), “A-line skirts = toddlers.“
But to clarify, I don’t judge anyone wearing A-line skirts–I just have this irrational perception of it, and we all know that I’m pretty notorious for developing the most irrational dislikes known to mankind. Case in point, my distaste for bags by Michael Kors, and my baseless apprehension with wearing a single brand head-to-toe (and if you must know, I abhor people who chew with their mouths open, and I cannot stand malleable kitchen utensils).
But whilst in Hong Kong, this sales person from H&M convinced me to buy this printed floral wrap skirt–he said, it was new, just released a few hours ago, and part of their latest campaign. Being the most gullible marketing person out there, I gave in, thinking that I could most definitely use this if I wanted to indulge myself and this strong desire of emulating a WASP-y stepford wife (someday maybe, when the occasion calls for it).
So the window of opportunity opened itself up to the perfect occasion last Friday. I had a family dinner to attend to and usually, when I have meeting or meals with very important people, people who I respect and hold dearly, I take extra measures in looking nice. For this particular day, I decided to undergo the classic approach–making sure I could strike a balance between chic, overly covered, and trendy.
So the peg was “respectable first lady”–as a friend of mine put. I decided to accentuate the nude tones of my outfit with pearls–I’ve always had this penchant for pearls, truth be told, preferring them over diamonds. I like how pearls and gold go together–the whole feel of understated elegance subtly matching the various array of nudes. Definitely my aesthetics, nothing too edgy, all soft around the edges, and still slightly quirky and feminine.
When it comes down to it, I think what really matters is how you perceive yourself. For example, just because I think A-line skirts come off as juvenile, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true, right? But then, just because I am aware that it is my own opinion and thus, does not necessarily apply to all, doesn’t also mean I wouldn’t be uncomfortable wearing it. In other words, to each her own, yes?
It’s the principle of the thing–if you don’t like a certain fashion article, don’t risk donning it, and being uncomfortable in it unless you can stand by your fashion decision (or any decisions in life, for that matter). I like experimenting with fashion in so far as, I pair an item I normally wouldn’t wear, with something I love and patronize–in this case, A-line skirts with nudes and pearls. This is why I like to talk about balance, I’ll chalk it up to my brief exposure in Taoism.
Another sure-fire way of solving my own insecurity is by being confident–just think it so you can believe in it. Hold on to your inner resolve and don’t let what people think, faze you–at the end of the day, you have to stand by your outfit. It’s more respectable to see someone wear something the society would perceive as backwards, rather than see someone who gives in to all sorts of fashionable trends, but fails to live up to the attempted boldness their outfit is trying to project.
PS: As of late, I’ve already decided to moderate comments. Initially, I’ve only been moderating emails because I find all the negative energy unnecessary; now, I think it’s best to altogether moderate my comments because I’ve been giving far too much free reign over (tacky, uneducated, and classless) people who have a tendency to abuse it. Rest assured, if you have critiques, it will still go under moderation (because I’m not always online) but I will approve it, provided that they are not baseless, derogatory, cruel, and stupid. As always, I welcome interaction and varied opinions!