Lately, I've enjoyed dressing like a bum.
There's something very liberating about giving in to absolute effortlessness.
Not "Effortlessness", as in, light wash slightly ripped boyfriend jeans with a loose-fit slightly sexy tailored boyfriend blazer and understated but painfully pointy-toed pumps- but effortlessness as in, I blend in with the Wisconsin brunch crowd on Sunday morning and don't look like a fashion blogger wannabe.
What this means varies. Oftentimes it entails wrinkles, sometimes it means no-name brand denim, and it always includes practical footwear.
I wish I knew what incited this urge.
Though I want to say that it started before normcore vomited onto the fashion industry, I can't be sure.
I do know, however, that it likely began as a response to feeling hyper-styled. A girl can only take so many "what are you going to wear"s and reactions to her style before she decides to opt for obscurity altogether.
Fashion week likely sent me over the edge- teaching me that the only individuals truly esteemed for their "effortlessness" are the ones already in the public eye- a sad fact that makes the rest of us mere mortals choose between either A. going entirely unnoticed or B. standing out for the wrong reasons (read: "Peacocking")
So what's a girl who's tired of being so sartorially self-aware to do??
Give up, I say!
Not to say that in a few weeks time, I won't be playing dress up & orchestrating new outfits to the extreme- only that for now, this whole dressing-like-a-plebeian (;)) thing feels rather nice. It's like- I can finally focus on what's in my head rather than what's on my feet.
I can again pay attention to others rather than pay attention to the reaction that others are having to what I'm wearing (a common phenomenon in a place as uniformly-clothed as a college town in Wisconsin).
All in all, I guess I'm temporarily giving into normcore.
Which makes me feel sick just to type.
blouse: Piamita, shorts 1: DL1961, shorts 2: Levi's vintage, jeans: Levi's vintage, boots 1: Zimmerman, boots 2: Wang, watch: La Mer
Photos by K is for Kat Photography & Design