Oh to have a personal style blog in 2018. I find myself wearing things that are more about being comfortable these days instead of following what’s trendy. I used to follow trends religiously and feel more than a healthy bit of excitement when I saw the Lewks for Less® at places like Zara or H&M. Zara and H&M are the biggest shopping traps of our time. They promote such fucking wastefulness and the concept that individuals are meant to have “dream” wardrobes made of polyester and plastic.
Are these opinions this a symptom of age? Perhaps. I feel like my style is so crystal to me right now. I can see it. I finally see! I enjoy color, but still enjoy the literal ease of getting dressed when the color palette is muted.
I also love routine. I love the concept of no more than half a dozen favorite looks at a time that I will repeat like Doug Funnie until I find a new configuration of clothes and accessories that excites me. I like selling clothes sooner rather than later — I have no business hoarding clothes or having a giant closet.
Does this mean I subscribe to a capsule closet? Fuck no. That is another scam to me that seems to promote that women and men shop entire new wardrobes each season instead of knowing themselves better and shopping for a few integral pieces to swap out now and then. If you find success with a capsule closet, go you. But to me it doesn’t work because my brain just doesn’t function that way.
Right now these Acne Studios pants are doing the most for me. They are straight leg, which is flattering, and a bit pleated, which allows me to minimize my hips when I don’t want to be all out there with stretch pants and what not. The rest of the look is legit Target. The top is a men’s white t-shirt and the sandals are also Target brand. The scarf is Toteme, which was a little bit of a splurge, but this little square of silk can be a neck scarf, a belt, or a headband. Options, people.
Is this outfit new? Novel? Worth talking about? Not really. But then again it kind of is because of the state of social media requires that everyone post what’s new, fresh, and fucking trendy every week. People, don’t do that. Digital followers are meaningless. Do you.