Dress – Glamorous, Shirt – H&M, Boots – Primark, Bag – Koko Coture
Don’t I look like a children’s TV presenter in this outfit? There’s something about layering up that seems so innocent and ‘goody-two-shoes’ to me. It’s the sleeves isn’t it?
I’d forgive you for thinking this outfit was totally forgettable, that’s because it is! I often dress myself from day to day in outfits that blend into the background. I’m not one for standing out. Whilst I might seem an extrovert online, I’m happy to hide away in black and grey.
This was actually the outfit I wore to the Bloggers Brunch event at Neighborhood a few weeks back. It’s distinctly non-glam because (1) it’s only brunch, calm down and (2) I didn’t particularly want to draw attention to myself in a room full of bloggers. You guys can be pretty darn intimidating don’t you know!
That said, dressing safe seems to be a bit taboo in a world that wants to embrace far out trends. I should know, I’m the one writing the press releases for them!
I think it’s the perpetual tug of war for introverted fashion lovers. Do you want to go crazy and follow the trends or do you want to wear what’s comfortable and hide away watching Netflix? Ok, I’m only half joking but really we often forget that some people are comfortable dressing plainly. It was once a trend – normcore. No one really understood it though, like all great subcultures!
I guess I wouldn’t describe my outfit as normcore. The bag is quite a nice accessory and my heels aren’t exactly renowned for comfort. My outfit is just simple.
Dressing plainly is often seen as quite an easy to deploy social tactic. You know us women, always being told what to wear and being judged on our choices. Well, what would you say about someone dressing plainly? That they are boring, unimaginative, nervous? That’s why people who dress in muted tones are the ultimate underdogs. I’m 100% sure that’s why all the great fashionistas of our time dress in black suits.
As I’m ditching my winter wardrobe and looking towards the summer season, I’m considering slightly brighter attire. No promises though ;)! Having said that, I did actually purchase my first pink garment from Afflecks Palace the other week. Me wearing pink, imagine that!
Do you have any tips for adding colour to your wardrobe? I’d love to hear them in the comment section below.