I’m a jeans person. I wasn’t always that way, but I recently noticed that denim was the only option in my wardrobe for my bottom half. So I decided to try something new. I bought these cargo chinos from ASOS (they’re actually from Superdry) and honestly I didn’t expect them to fit. They’re an XL but Superdry sizing, in my limited experience, can be pretty small. I’m actually still surprised they fit. I think they’re supposed to be a little baggy but I really like the way they fit me. Did I mention that I’m still in shock that I was able to get them over my hips?
I also love this top. It’s so easy to wear. You can throw it on to go anyway. I’ve worn it to the office with a black cami on underneath, or as it is to dinner and the bar. Really, it’s so versatile. I need more tops like this in my wardrobe. Tops that are easy, and that I feel comfortable wearing. When I think about those two things, the first thing that comes into my mind is the colour black. Sometimes I feel like people put too much value on wearing colour. If wearing colour makes you happy, then go for it, but I’ve tried and tried, I always feel better wearing black. I don’t know what it is, I just feel more like myself.
That’s the look I like, and it’s a bit frustrating to always get the sarcastic ‘are you going to a funeral?’ question. Granted that seems to be a stereotype that I got more in middle America, I guess Europeans tend to wear more black, but it’s still annoying that people associate it with being depressed or sad. There’s so many videos on YouTube about how to wear more colour, and people seem to think wearing black is less fun, less happy. But I disagree, I think its a great colour (well technically I’m not sure it’s a colour, I think it’s actually the absorption of all colours, scientifically speaking). You can wear it anywhere and with anything. Except when it’s hot and sunny, I suppose. That is the one downside of black, it doesn’t work well in the heat. Especially if you’re like me and overheat easily. But still, as long as you avoid the sun like I do anyway, it’s great!
I prefer to add texture over colour. Monochrome outfits can look so interesting if you have some different textures going on. And shapes. I want to focus more on the cut of my clothing than the colour. I think those things are more important than adding colour, for me anyway. I love the way the sleeves of this top tie at the wrists and balloon slightly, as well as how it laces up in the front. Such nice little additions to the lace fabric. I just love it, especially with these non-denim trousers!
Top – Tularosa
Trosures – Superdry (via ASOS)
Shoes – Birkenstocks
Bag – Stella McCartney