We are all walking, talking contradictions
Very few things in life are clear-cut, or black and white. And that’s OK. Contradictions make life interesting. Besides, while consistency may be a worthy goal in most contexts, when it comes to style, it’s just a waste of time.
This is, of course, my way of saying that I’ve long since stopped thinking about when, why or how I should wear something. Or if I should (or should not) wear something. In my opinion, people who have time (and energy) to analyse their (or worse, other people’s) sartorial choices so carefully have simply way too much time on their hands. Or not enough real problems. I just wear whatever makes me feel good.
But back to contradictions…
I hate shirts. I find them stiff and uncomfortable. And I hate linen. I prefer clothes that don’t look like I’ve slept in them (even though that might be the case…).
And yet, I really like linen shirts in summer…
Outfit details (all old):
shirt: Marks and Spencer / trousers: Ril’s / bag: Marc Jacobs / sunglasses: Woobs / shoes: Vans
However, I only have two linen shirts, and that’s all I need: one in a bright colour, and the other one ‘neutral’ (i.e. light blue). Both are at least two sizes too big (because I find shirts too stiff and uncomfortable), and I never iron them after washing them (who has the time? Besides, I have no idea where the iron is, haven’t seen it since we moved…).
For me, an oversized linen shirt is the hot weather version of a long-sleeved jersey or a cashmere top: it’s comfortable (enough) and works with anything. And on slightly cooler evenings it doubles as a light-weight jacket. What’s not to like?
shirt: Boomerang / trousers: PBO (old) / t-shirt: Esprit (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old) /bag: Lovia / shoes: Vans
How do you feel about linen?
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