Shirt - Vintage Gap
Jeans - Cubus
Boots - Bianco
I find that with almost every outfit I post, on a day to day basis at least, I'm constantly making "sorry this is so casual/simple" apologies. It has occurred to me though that maybe my style just is rather simple, and when I'm getting dressed at 5.45am (yes, that happened this morning) I'm not sure that I would want it to be anything else. Equally, whilst I do really admire others who have those gloriously bold styles, it's the beautifully simplistic looks that I find myself lusting after most. I just think there is something so wonderful in a few key components that compliment each other well and I envy when somebody manages to make a statement through clever combinations of texture, shape and shades, rather than merely by default through outlandish choices.
I am not, however, pretending that today's outfit is one such 'beautifully simplistic' outfit though. It perhaps does just sit firmly in the realm of the simplistic, yet I like it a surprising amount. As I think I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of the tight bottoms/loose tops silhouette. Yet, with my figure, I have to be careful how I wear this look as I can end up looking a bit boxy/generally enormous, something that it took me a good few years of trying to pull off baggy t shirts and leggings to realise. I've established that I can either wear it with sheer shirts which expose a shape underneath or with heavier materials - such as the denim of this shirt - which clearly hold a shape of their own accord.
I must admit that I used to be the biggest enemy of any double denim trends, yet here I am advocating it like there's no tomorrow, and I have been doing so since jumping on the pastel denim bandwagon last summer. In my defence... oh God, I have none. I'm a loud and proud double denimer and that's just something you're going to have to deal with.
I also used to be unable to fathom why anybody would choose anything in black when you could have it in navy. Given that navy is a very classic denim colour, jeans certainly fitted into that bracket. This season though, I'm starting to appreciate black as a staple. I still love navy as an actual colour, but I no longer see it as such a fundamental basic shade. Strange things have been happening.
Today, as I said, started far too early because I was silly and left my presentation work until this morning. I'm feeling quite accomplished after the early start though and I now have a day of green tea drinking, dress returning and reading ahead of me, which I'm not going to complain about at all.
Tired, but alive,