knitxcore.: What I Wore: 2/17/12.

Friday, February 17, 2012

What I Wore: 2/17/12.

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E.T. Hat-Vintage
Military Shirt-American Eagle
Striped Tee-GAP
Levi's 501xx (Shrink-to-fit)- Vintage (eBay).

Remember that resolution I made over a month ago? I decided to "dress better", and I wanted to document and share the process. I used this past month to read a few books ("True Prep", "Take Ivy". and a few others), explore blogs, and watch some of the recent fashion week coverage. I overhauled my 'style' pinboard and started pinning looks that I liked.

All of this exploration led me to realize my anti-fashion stance regarding personal style. I don't like to look chic or streamlined. "Trendy" things make me feel dizzy and sad. I just feel like I've overindulged in a lot of "try hard" activity and I feel sort of embarrassed and confused by what I've taken in.

So, I'm cleansing my palette with simplicity. It's really the only answer. I'm taking an anti-fashion stance against my now overloaded senses. I'm going to curl up in simple and comfortable basics for awhile to cure this sensory overload.

However, I am still going to document it because I feel like the understated need a voice.

That's it!

If you feel sort of "boring" or "simple", I'm gonna be your poster boy.

What are your favorite basics? Tell me about your wardrobe staples!

10 comments:

Erin Joy said...

jeans, concert tees, striped socks, cardis, repeat

eat my shorts said...

Boring my butt. I likes your style Robbie! :)

Lisa said...

Trendy things make me sad too, I am not good at being trendy ; _ ; But I really like your outfit, especially the red hat!

My staples are black, black, black, and more black - my wardrobe is has very little colour in it because I like to add colour with accessories; scarves, brooches, tights, and (of course!) hats! ^_^

Sian Lile said...

i like this outfit and i like this post... i don't think you could ever look boring and simple tho.x

Nicholas said...

I'm actually learning to love ties of all things.

I teach at a university so I need to be slightly more professional now and the movement toward wool pants and dress shirts has been overwhelming - my father was a mechanic, so I know how to rock a jumpsuit - but I find I teach better and feel more confident in my new clothes.

Making my own tie this afternoon, actually, the reward for a job well done.

Crissy said...

I like your style!

*Michelle* said...

Skinny jeans tucked in boot, slightly oversized shirt/sweater or tee & jacket. Although I'm starting to realize that this is becoming the "fit middle aged lady" uniform, so I'm getting a little nervous.

Paula McGrath said...

i actually really dig your style. also, i don't care what anyone says about AE, i love love love it!

Meream said...

OMG I feel the same way about trendy stuff! Makes me dizzy! Haha.

You look cute, by the way. :)

Sian Lile said...

my wardrobe staples tho are dresses, leggings, big boots and a stupid amount of colour.x