You know how some clothes seem like a good idea when you see them in pictures or in the shop, but won’t really work in real life? This crossover shirt is one of them. I hate it, and I think I will never wear it again.
It was an impulse purchase, at Barcelona airport. It was the sleeves, I was totally mesmerised by them. And I still think they are fun and flirty. It’s the rest of the shirt I hate.
Let’s take the neckline, for starters. Why does it have to be so high? It’s certainly not very flattering, at least not on me. And it makes me feel I’m being strangled. And yes, the crossover bit is supposed to be on the back, I checked…
Although why anyone would want to waste such a perfect v-neck this way is beyond me…
Which is why I decided to wear it the other way round.
And I still hate it.
This shirt is simply one of the most uncomfortable clothes I have ever worn. Sure, wearing the v-neck in the front is more flattering and (marginally) more comfortable, but the sash still keeps creeping up towards my armpits, ARGHH!!!
These two sets of photos were taken a couple of weeks apart, and on both occasions I couldn’t bear wearing the shirt for more than 10 minutes. And I kept adjusting and re-adjusting the shirt all the time…
The things is, I absolutely hate fussy clothes… My clothes need to allow free movement and feel as comfortable as pyjamas, making me feel as if I’m wearing nothing. Or that I could sleep in them and they would still look and feel wonderful. Yes, I know it’s a tall order, but it’s non-negotiable. Sure, style is important, but never at the expense of comfort. No, discomfort is a deal-breaker, it’s as simple as that. Oh well, lets’s just write this one off as an experiment…
shirt: Zara / denim skirt: KappAhl / jeans: Next / bag: Gloria Ortiz /
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Michael Kors
Have you ever bought something that seemed like a good idea at
the time but turned out to be incompatible with you?
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