Black and White Top: Pink Manila | Bag: YSL | Printed Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Mendrez | Necklace: Rue | Watch: Rolex | Bangle: Michael Kors
Here’s an advice you can try on for size…
When running errands, make it a point to dress simple without being too plain.
Simple but not plain… I’m pretty sure you’re thinking I’m contradicting myself. Yes, I am aware that words are often used interchangeably–but don’t you notice that they’re used in different contexts? Each word has a somewhat different connotation. “Simple” appears more positive–an adjective used to describe minimalist pieces… those that are of the elegant and less ornate sort. “Plain” on the other hand, is an adjective you use to describe something bland, forgettable, and prosaic.
So remember, always go for “simple” and not the latter. When it comes to my style, I make a conscious effort to look presentable even when I’m doing something casual and unimportant. Like say, delivering a gift item for Christmas or running to the local grocery… I make sure I look respectable and pleasant. Nothing too over-the-top or intimidating of course–comfort is still key but I want to avoid looking sloppy in a typical cotton tee and denim shorts our generation is so notorious of donning.
Not that it’s wrong. I’m guilty of doing that… shirts and shorts are my security blanket. In fact, have more cotton tees and denim shorts than I know what to do with really, but since 2012, I’ve made a conscious effort to break the habit and suffice to say, the combo’s relegated to the beach.
Just think of it this way… you don’t know who you’re going to bump into when you’re out doing something (I’ve had my fair share of bumping into readers whilst unprepared). Whoever it may be, you want to leave them with an impression–mostly good of course, but an impression all the same. You don’t want to give people the wrong impression or worse, no impression.
These shoes from Mendrez are my current favorite “work” wear pair. It looks so classy and sophisticated! I get so many compliments from wearing it, asking me which store I bought it in and such. They’re extremely comfortable too! I can walk in them the whole day. Plus, the pointy-toed front and kitten heels make them very fashionable.
To own a pair like mine, Mendrez is giving one reader a shoe “GC.” See, didn’t I tell you there’s a few good things to expect on Christmas for Konichiwear? Here’s how:
- Like Mendrez on Facebook. Then type on the
- Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
- Answer the question: “What type of shoes do you want Mendrez to bring in to their stores?”
- Comment with the following: (1) Name, (2) Email, (3) If you’ve already liked the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, (4) Answer to question #3
Contest will end on December 20! So comment on this post!