Dressing 'casually' has come to me slowly - call it New York's eternal sneaker vibe influence, or the passing of time and age, but wearing heels and dressing 'up' is something that I do a lot less. I can't decide sometimes whether it's a tragedy of personal style or an inevitable process of maturity that just needs to happen. I can't forever be walking around in five different prints and a XXL jacket that I'm wearing as pants, right?
Or can I? The weather is another component that comes into play - there's nothing like your first below-freezing winter to streamline the getting dressed process in the morning. I, for one, can't afford to buy fifty down jackets to ensure variety in my daily outfits when there's nothing that I want more than comfort and a single day where I don't slip and slide all over an icy footpath like a newborn deer. The coming of Spring has brought upon more colors, shorter hemlines, the re-birth of my clavicle; yet I'm still being drawn to neutrals, denim and knits.
I haven't yet committed to either style, and I'm hovering right now in the in-between, where I have a desire to be cool, professional and grown-up, sipping on a full strength iced coffee (which I never will be able to do, since my body immediately enters spaz mode when I move close to any source of caffeine); and raiding a thrift store like my 13 year old self and mixing/matching prints and shapes like nobody's business.
Not entirely sure what this post serves to do outside of trying to make sense of the ramblings in my head, but its a start. Forever New sent me most of this rad outfit, and I'm feeling all types of cozy/grown up.