Carnivale de Couture: Clean Laundry
So this week I want to invite anyone who wants to join to describe that favourite outfit that you always like to wear still warm from the dryer. Bonus points if you've got pictures! What does your outfit say about you?
Good question! What does this say about me? Depends on what I wear with it. This outfit, by itself, is just a base. My uniform demands another layer.
Whatever statement I choose to make, however, will be softened by the jeans. Laid-back and comfy-looking, they're just what a pair of old jeans should be. The comment I get most when I wear them? "You're so SMALL." Nothing having to do with any personal statement I may be trying to make, still not an unwelcome comment.
(In my wardrobe, where cost-per-wear is queen, my favorite things are usually those having a limited remaining shelf-life: flared jeans still look fine in the Great Northwest, but the hand-writing is on the wall. I plan to wear these out before I just can't bring myself to wear them anymore.)
Believe it or not, crewneck t-shirts make my heart go pitter-patter. The sporty or menswear accent is what makes the outfit exciting, in my idiom. But what could be more feminine than a subtlely muted pink? Lip color, and this is pretty close to mine, is another universally flattering accent color.
Now that I've explained what I'm thinking when I choose to wear these favourites, I must ask: what does my outfit say to you? Inevitably, it seems, my intended message is not received as intended.