people of whom I do not yet, but desire deeply, to know:
I like dresses now.
Don't know why exactly, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that I really like clashing and ... well, there's nothing easier to clash with than a dress.
Am I right?
In fact, 99% of my wardrobe is too casual to be worn with a classic dress - -
which is to say,
See, something in my pea-sized brain once told me that dresses were only for the unfashionable. That they were "too easy" to be cool, too boring to be artsy.
That only the most uncreative amongst us needed the simplicity of dresses to do the work.
But today we smash that little theory into shards by wearing the dress of a kindergarten teacher with chunky ankle boots and a dirty shirt tied around our waist.
Dirty? Who said anything about dirty? Not me.
Anyhow, I find this little case study quite interesting.
I know, I know: "juxtaposition" is THE thing to do . . . but why?? What do you think it is that makes jeans with heels, dresses with combat boots, and trousers with crop tops so appealing?
Is it the ability to be two people at once?
Is it the urge to defy expectations?
|dress: MinkPink (similar), boots: Jeffrey Campbell, shirt: Anthropologie, necklace: vintage|
And what happens when "juxtaposition" itself becomes, well...uniform. Will thematic matching be the new clashing?