Lime Chiffon Button Down, Ring: Mango | Aztec Skirt: Topshop | Necklace: Bangkok | Bag: Alexander Wang | Booties: Christian Siriano for Payless | Watch: Michael Kors
By the time this entry is posted, I will be in Hong Kong safe and sound (props to Capital Cities for the inspiration of such phrase)–thanks to the beauty of technology and the WordPress scheduling feature. This will be a first for me and Konichiwear so I’m keeping my fingers crossed (though if you’re already reading this then I reckon it’s effective).
This is an outfit I wore to work–not exactly the safest choice given the rather casual skirt but I tried to balance it off with an office apparel staple: a button-down. I’m normally a safe dresser, as I’ve previously mentioned incessantly, but I’ve a knack for experimenting (as I’ve previously mentioned incessantly as well). Given that it’s summer, I’m including bold colors in my wardrobe, as well as playful prints. So allow me to pat myself in the back for an ensemble that embodies my propensity to equilibriate between safe and experimental.
Configuring an outfit during the start of the day is practically every fashion enthusiast’s conundrum. It’s seriously not an easy feat! You put much thought into every single article of clothing–from choosing that attention-grabbing statement piece, to accentuating said piece with complementary articles of clothing and accessories. It isn’t just a mere decision, it involves a way of thinking and an ingrained sense of aesthetic.
On the bright side, when I am up early in the morning (without hitting my alarm clock’s snooze button), I have ample time to prepare. I usually take half an hour to come up with a decent combination. On the down side–which is, most often the case, I wake up later than I’ve been meaning to, and I have less than 10 minutes to choose and don something. For this outfit in particular, I was assaulted by the latter circumstance; thankfully, I was able to overcome my sleepy disposition and come up with this outfit, so voila! I call it, the corporate hipster (oh sue me for the lack of creativity, or sue you).
It is, I believe, in these spontaneous instances that we are all able to exercise true creativity. Sure, time and discipline will favor everyone to exercise more creativity, but that’s already a given. Where’s the challenge in dressing up (or whatever you do), if all resources are readily available for everyone? It is in the variety of external factors (or lack of)–as in, being put under pressure, so to speak, that we are able to invent something that is purely our own. Penny for your thoughts?
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