BTS @ Rick Owens - CR Fashion Book - SS 2013 - ph: Daniella Rech
A random post about my vague ideas/musings/epiphanies/moods towards my wardrobe...
-When I was younger, I was so sensitive about getting rid of anything the moment it turned shabby. Now, I am so attached to things it’s hard to let them go. I plan on going through my wardrobe to remove or downgrade some things that are frumpy, shabby, or worse for wear.
-On that note, I admit it’s time to say goodbye to my 8+ years old, used and abused Kenneth Cole long black coat. It is literally fraying and disintegrating. My Rick Owens coat put it into un-official retirement. Like my KC coat in its golden era, that RO coat gets a lot of compliments and has saved my life so many times! I would like to find a less expensive “dupe” for my RO coat to save it from the same used and abused fate. Not an exact copy, but a professional indoor coat or long cardigan, preferably machine washable. ..but I’ve been blasé about shopping that I’ve missed out on ones that may have worked.
-Say NO to almosts. No, the brownish “Dark Dust” version of a RO skirt doesn’t make sense with my wardrobe.
-Solid or stripe tees work best with my wardrobe. My go-to are Target and Gap in soft, thin, slouchy/not too fitted styles. Typically solid black, solid charcoal, or stripes (NAVY, white, grey, black) for work. White or heather grey for casual. Printed tees are tricky to integrate with my wardrobe except for my olive “guitar tree” tee. Going forward, no more printed tees.
-There are pieces I rarely wear, but I get excited when I have the opportunity to. If it doesn’t fill me with joy, it doesn’t need to be there. Time to trim the extraneous.
-As I get older sometimes I feel like I should wear more normal clothes and not be so “too too.” Other times, I want to wear my damn Margiela jacket.
-No more than 3 statements per outfit! 3's pushing it…if I’m wearing all black and it’s small, like a ring. Any more than that and I look like a complete fool. I can look back at my personal style tag and cringe, but I’m too lazy to delete those disasters.
-Avoid “Total Looks.” Avant-garde pieces should be toned down with simple basics.
-Heels with dresses can feel “too too.” Flats give dresses a more easy breezy vibe. Heels are more disguised and “acceptable” under trousers. Wedges, especially with ankle straps work well for me in preventing the inevitable slippage.
-Platform heels that were all the rage 8ish years ago, look and feel silly now. But my normal 3-4 inch pumps haven’t gone out of style.
-The thing about having 7458457937 black whatevers, lately it's been black dresses, what is so special about the next one that makes it worthy to be brought in? Or what am I willing to get rid of because really...? Or maybe I need to get a life and stop obsessively checking the Zara website.
-No more fashion suiting. I’ve already stopped buying this years ago. I mainly wear one of my navy blazers with separates nowadays. (Other times, I want to wear my damn Margiela jacket.) If I need a suit for future interviews, I have one— purchased 11 years ago.
-Is this going to change my life? I’m still the same ole G, I just dress nicer. Big whoop.
What's your fashion mood?