For this particular outfit, I was inspired by the zara webshop pictures! I’m really digging the simple but perfect mix of preppy/boho/retro styling going on on their site, very inspirational. They are using a lot of pieces that you might already own, but the way they are combined is both fresh and classic. For example, this look immediately stood out to me and I really wanted to make it my own straight away, so I grabbed my DIY kneesocks and my little lace dress (haven’t worn that beauty for far too long!), and my denim jacket. I have been struggling with the sleeves for some time now: I always want to fold them up as I do with ALL my long sleeve things (I prefer my wrists bare), but the cuffs along with the tight sleeves didn’t look right when rolled up, and didn’t sit all that comfortable either. So I DIY-d a bit again and just cut off the cuffs and rolled the sleeves up to keep the fabric from fraying. Easiest DIY ever? I really love how all of this looks together. I wouldn’t have thought of this myself even though the pieces look like they belong together. Outfits that fall in place so perfectly are my faves, and Zara has mastered that art.
Fashion is evil I tell you. Everytime some shop comes up with an amazing collection, promoting the image of a girl I would like to be, I want to try it on for size. It’s like new fashion allows us to explore new sides of ourselves. I am a very versatile person. Some might call me fickle or weird, but I consider myself FLEXIBLE. I have a big personality, and my personality is not constant or immobile. I have a lot of personality/personalities. And I love how fashion allows me to feel and act out all of the people I am! When I put on a long dress, I feel like a very different version of myself than when I am wearing pants and suspenders. Not completely different, but it has an effect on the way I carry myself. I’m always a bubbly, impulsive, headstrong girl but when I’m wearing a dress, I bring that personality in a more flirtacious way while when I’m wearing my trousers, I’m more of a tomboy with a devil may care attitude.
Fashion allows me to push my boundaries and play my part in the movie that is my life. I love seeing myself as a character in a movie through my outfits. Honestly, I guess what I’m really doing is imagining what impression I make on people, and trying to control that impression.
Fashion is the control freak’s enabler.
PS: I had just typed a loooooooooong article for EIU and then my firefox crashed. So I’m sort of down right now at all the lost work. Sigh.