:: Cardi ~ mango, old ::: Dress ~ made by me ::: Patterned tights ~ The Bay ::: Boots ~ Thrifted ::
This is a pretty simple outfit (yes this dress again). I like the combination of the solid colour and the stripes on the cardi and patterned tights.
I remember wearing this outfit (with different tights) to an all day exam I wrote back in April. I received a comment like ‘You’re always wearing skirts and dresses.’ and ‘Why are you always so dressed up?’ My reply was that this outfit was genuinely comfortable which was appropriate for what I was doing that day.
I find the idea of wearing skirts and dresses being ‘dressed up’ interesting. I guess it is literally true but both skirts and dresses are simply alternatives to trousers and matters of personal preference. Why are they so often seen as more dressy? Is it that they genuinely look more dressy? Certainly not this denim skirt or this one. I don’t look at how I dress as more dressy, I dress to feel comfortable physically and with how I look. Bottom line, you’ll look and feel the best wearing things that you like and that suit you. Wear what you want.
Admittedly I have shorts I like but I usually find trousers/jeans uncomfortable, it is a rare day when I think to myself ‘I would really like to wear jeans today.’ And even when that happens there is only one pair I have which I’ve actually worn voluntairly more than once in the past ~3 years. Wow, that is a long time to go without wanting to wear jeans… Maybe it’s time to break out a pair again? I guess we’ll see in my upcoming posts…