Checkered Bomber Jacket: Mango | White Top With Black Straps, Caged Heels: Zara | Paisley Tie Skirt: Suiteblanco | Bag: Celine | Watch: Charriol | Bangle: Hermes | Necklace: Yhansy
Let me be direct to the point (sans flowery words and what not): so, this is my very humble attempt at a print-on-print ensemble.
A very, very brief attempt at that. I’ve always been hesitant on experimenting with this particular style. I think I can do kitsch, I can do street, I can do edgy, but doing harmonious “busy” is an all new different playing field. I mean, it’s a pretty tough task and I don’t think a lot of people can pull it off–I’ve seen a few try, and they always end up looking like, well, for the lack of a better term (or a politically correct term), a poster child for fashion victims.
Myself, included of course.
Okay, so I know I tell everyone there’s no such thing as “good” or “bad” fashion, just your interpretation of it and although, I believe in that principle whole-heartedly (not just when I’m on my “One with the Universe” pills), there’s a body of water’s difference between a genuine attempt at making your brand of fashion a masterpiece and a pretentious experiment to mash together all sorts of trends just so people can compliment you and pat your head like the Fashionable kitty that you are.
Rawr, I’m taking a hand at being snarky and trying my best not to apologize. I guess being intermittently sick because of the weather, and sore from the gym, doth not a good combination make. It does make me quite the poetic writer, don’t you think?
Besides, seriously, I think patronizing trends for trend’s sake is pretty shallow. It’s a pet peeve of mine. See, there’s a science to trendspotting and there’s logic behind every single style–from a consumerists’ point of view to a customer’s, be it for functional purposes or for art’s sake. If you truly love Fashion, with the fire of a thousand burning suns and no less (which is, as it should be, if you take a time of your day to visit Fashion Blogs), it doesn’t hurt to do some research and understand why you love it.
People who love Fashion but know nothing about it are as bad as the people who think Fashion is ridiculous. Why? Let’s state it bluntly: Because they know nothing of it. How can you fully enjoy something you have no knowledge of?
I don’t mean you have to know everything about it and I don’t mean that you can’t have fun with it. Of course, Fashion isn’t supposed to foster exclusivity but pay it the respect it deserves. If you truly love something, you go through every single avenue to understand it, right? That’s how you should be when it comes to Life and Love.
Just my two cents.
Anyway, back to the outfit, this was something I wore to work today. I wanted to be corporate but at the same time, a bit more experimental, taking inspiration at all the New York Fashion Week photos littered all over my instagram feed. I wanted to be bold with the prints but remain safe with the color palette–a no-fail Black & White, with shades of Grey in between combo.
Here are some more photos:
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