Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Wearing: St&ard Jean Co. Denim Shirt, Finders Keepers Skirt, Prism London Espadrilles, The Mode Collective Clutch (Similar here and here), Sarina Suriano Earcuff
I've never been one to abide by dress code or be hindered by practicality.
I can recall many a childhood argument with my Mum regarding my tendency to overdress. Whilst I had no qualms about wearing my fanciest party dress to the beach or the grocery store, my Mum remained a constant hindrance to my sartorial over-ambitions.
I could never understand why one's best and favourite garments must eternally be reserved for some elusively elite event in the impenetrable void that is the future.
Now that I have long surpassed the age during which my Mum has any degree of influence over my fashion choices, I continue to maintain my disregard for all variations of sartorial constraint. I see no reason in hoarding your most luxe and beautiful possessions for an unfathomable date in the future.
Maybe I'm just impatient, but I think you should have full license to wear your Sunday best every day of the week.
This outfit is an embodiment of my instant-gratification philosophy. In a singular outfit I have chosen to adorn an earcuff that epitomises bling; a metallic skirt that convention would dictate should only ever be worn at night, in order to make its gaudiness justifiable and a pair of pony skin shoes whose price-point is enough to send even the most exhibitionistic of over-dressers fleeing to seal up the shoe box with masking tape. By utilising the all encompassing powers of a denim shirt to make any outfit appear casual, I have been able to get away with wearing such indulgent pieces on an uneventful day.
So I say 'power to the people'. Throw on some sneakers with that new party dress and wear it to run errands. Slip your most extravagant necklace on over a plain white tee and unapologetically head out to lunch.
#YOLO and whatnot.
Photography: Deneale Sanders