Cropped Turtle Neck: Miss Selfridge | Skirt: Ihana Shop | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Chanel | Bangle: Hermes | Watch: Gucci | Necklace: Forever 21
If you’ve noticed, I’ve been experimental with my outfits as of late. I’ve been wanting to push the envelope in terms of my fashion choices; challenging my own principles when it comes to style and comfort, as well as adapting certain trends I never would have thought I’d ever pull off (I’m pretty obsessed with Street Wear, as I’ve incessantly mentioned).
So far, all I can say is I’ve “nailed it” (or so they say in meme-speak). I don’t mean to sound crude or arrogant or bigheaded (I’m ironic, remember) but, I’m truly proud of how much I’ve grown as a person (especially in terms of Fashion). I’m the type of person who sees every endeavor in life as a healthy competition (with myself), perhaps that’s why I constantly push myself to raise the bar higher once I’ve achieved certain goals.
I’ve always thought of myself as a “safe” dresser–and I do make a lot of no-fail “safe” decisions (not just in Fashion). My close friends and family would say that the aforementioned quality is a product of my wisdom, but there are days when I think that I’m getting pretty boring and predictable. Specific to fashion, I know (deep in my heart) that my style aspires (and reflects) elegance and class but I don’t want to be contained merely in those two adjectives… I want a roster of positive synonyms to add to the accolades showered upon me. Who doesn’t right? It’s human nature!
As elated as I was when the Black and White trend came to fore, there was an irrational fear that I might look dated. Yes, dated is chic… always, but we’re in 2013, I want to give the trend a little something from the present. So I ditched my matchy-matchy principle in life (everyone knows I like to standardize certain colors and hardwares in my wardrobe), and just wing it. The result? A sliver of Red in my monochromatic outfit in the form of this year’s coveted ankle-strap shoes, and a show of skin with my stripped cropped turtleneck top on a regular Sundate with the boyfriend.
Anyway, Fashion is just a trope I often experiment with in hopes that the other aspects of my life will follow suit. I’m not saying that I trivialize fashion and view it as the only thing I can control because I deem it irrelevant–heavens, no! The individuals who think fashion is shallow, are pretty much those who think too highly of themselves and take pride in their sickening pretenses. I digress. Fashion is an important part of my life; I first exert control in terms of my style because it is the primary medium I use to express myself and my thoughts. Once I see a positive yield in my efforts, I apply it to the other facets of my life.
So learn to be more daring and different–not for the sake of and certainly not for the sake of standing out, but just so you can see how far you can go and other avenues to be happy and positive.