I have more clothing than anyone I have ever met. This is due to two contributing factors- an inability to purge my overstuffed closet and an uncontrollable shopping habit. I honestly think that I could go for a good year without repeating outfits. But, just like everyone else, I get lazy. I will wear the same pieces again and again simply because I know they work and, therefore, I don’t have to think about it. God forbid. And, every once and awhile, you will hear me sigh with exasperation, ‘I have nothing to wear!’ Luckily, I live alone so there is no one around to hear my nonsensical complaint and slap me. One of the great perks of starting The LA Survival Guide is that it has forced me to be a lot more creative with my dressing. First of all, even though I have a ton of clothing, it is still a finite amount. It has forced me to think outside of the box and experiment with what I already own. And second, I am learning that more adventurous outfits tend to look more interesting in photos. Not that a dress isn’t beautiful on it’s own. But layers and unexpected combinations tend to be a little more exciting. Take today’s outfit for instance. I have worn the shirt, slacks and shoes on the blog before. But, I thought it might be cool to pair the dressier trousers with the casual vintage tee. Funky and unexpected, yet still pulled together. A multitude of options is no excuse for getting stuck in a rut. If anything, it allows for more creative exploration. After all, what is fashion if not fun?
Vintage t-shirt (similar $, similar $), Band of Outsiders draped black pants (similar $, similar $$), Iro pumps (similar $, similar $$$), bodychain (similar $, similar $$, similar $$$$), Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Grace
Photos by Michele LoBosco