Am I in a style rut?
I love my basics, and I never miss an opportunity to sing the praises of wardrobe staples to anyone who cares to listen. However, I sometimes feel that my wardrobe needs a few more statement pieces. You know, something fabulous and glamorous and sophisticated.
The thing is, I’m really a (very) casual girl at heart: anything too complicated or high maintenance just makes me annoyed. Therefore, whenever I buy something a bit more glamorous, I inevitably end up matching it with something super casual…
So, let’s call this ‘how to dress down a fab silk kimono, take two’… (I know, it’s not so different from ‘take one‘…)
I suppose I could pair this kimono with a lace top and a silk skirt or something… But that would feel a bit, I don’t know, too ‘dolled up‘. Too, polished. And that isn’t me.
I’m the girl with messy hair and hardly any make up. The girl who trips over her own feet and spills coffee over her nicest dress. The girl who swears when she’s angry and converses in sarcastic one-liners. That’s not polished. If we’re being polite, we might call it edgy.
So, in spite of my best efforts to find something less casual to wear with the kimono, this is the result. And while it’s OK, I’m not totally happy with the outfit. An old denim skirt and a graphic t-shirt (with a Latin phrase, does that count as sophisticated?). Still, everything else just felt…wrong.
Maybe I should stop trying to come up with something polished and sophisticated and aim for something edgy and cool, instead. So, that’s my challenge for the autumn: find something edgy and cool to wear with the kimono.
This may take a while…
silk kimono: Klaus Haapaniemi / t-shirt: Garcia Jeans (old) / skirt: KappAhl (old) /
bag: Kate spade (old) / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) / shoes: Jenny
Any suggestions to get me out of this ‘casual style’ rut?
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