Friday, June 3, 2011

Too fierce to be fashionable...

My friend Jade and I were talking about our work attire this morning when she arrived wearing a turban. We're pretty flexible in terms of what we can wear to work, we are a design agency after all (I'm talking about my day job here...!) All of us girls generally wear heels, more often than not -chunky wedges; we wear oversized jumpers and layered dresses. If we're feeling daring, we might wear a bright lip. Jade wasn't sure she felt comfortable (for work) in her turban but I thought it looked rad.

There are times when I want to be different, when I might like to wear some kind of hat or a jacket that isn't your everyday but I feel like I can't. We can be bold in our work wear but must be professional, and sometimes, when working with our corporate clients that means toning it down.

That got me thinking about the way I dress in general.

By the time the end of the week comes around, I can't be bothered making much of an effort and my weekend attire generally consists of jeans, chucks and a big, warm jumper. Living in the Mount doesn't help my desire to be different - this little seaside town isn't used to extremeties, they're used to beach wear - that being, 'nothing too bold'. Hmmm, whilst writing this, I have already decided - fuck it. I'm going to just be me. And if I feel like standing out from the crowd, I will. It's not about being fashionable, it's about being me. Do you have to change the way you dress for certain occasions/people/events? What do you think?

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  1. ahh i agree so much! i often loose the courage to wear what i really want and when i do have those "fuck it" days and be me it feels so good! been up in auckland its easier because you can get away with more, even more then nyc i think, in nyc you maybe mistaken for a hobo (ok so maybe my style is a bit hippy bogan sometimes) but here you seem to feel a more appreciated vibe which is awesome! all about how you hold yourself at the end of the day though right? its the make or break of something fashionable or faux. xx

  2. I guess the most important thing one can do is be comfortable in their own skin and if that means wearing whatever you please, fuck everyone else! Who says you have to dress for approval? Not me!


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