One of my favourite items of clothing is the faux-leather cropped jacket. They are such a versatile wardrobe component; one can wear them as outerwear in mild weather or use them as a blazer-like piece to complete an outfit. They can take a summer outfit and turn it into a fall outfit. My black cropped jackets get a TON of wear.
I have always been attracted to COLOURED faux leather cropped jackets in particular but only have one of them as they are harder to match with outfits. The one I have is bright red and has a slight shoulder pad which does nothing but make me look top heavy as I am broad-shouldered, large chested, and fat-armed. None of these facts stops me from wearing shoulder pads because I LOVE THEM!!!! DAMN YOU SHOULDER PADS!! YOU DO NOT FLATTER ME YET I MUST HAVE YOU!! Anyway, I love adding my red jacket to a basic black outfit; it becomes instantly eye-catching........though apparently not in a good way.
Now, if you have been reading this blog for quite some time, you know that I sometimes dress in an unconventional manner. I have piercings and tattoos and I am not afraid to wear weird makeup colours. I am no stranger to what I like to call the "side-eye." I rarely even notice if people are looking at me funny anymore because I am so used to it (and I find that the older you get, the less f*cks you give). My daywear at this point in my life consists of a lot of mainstream clothing and is drastically toned-down compared to what I used to wear when I was younger. Despite this, where I live if you are wearing anything beyond jeans and a t-shirt or yoga pants and UGGS people will give you the side-eye. For all of the times that I have worn navy-blue lipstick in public I never get as much side-eye as when I wear this particular jacket. It is just WEIRD. It is hardly the most side-eye-inducing item of clothing that I own and yet I always get these looks like, "WTF IS WITH THIS GIRL IN THE BRIGHT RED JACKET?? I AM AFRAID!! BACK AWAY!" Maybe it just looks really bad on me and I just don't know it? I am not sure but it just seems odd.
|Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish in Red My Lips, Kat Von D Underage Red lipstick.|
I wore this out for a dinner with friends. I decided to match my lips and nails to my coat. I finally got to wear the cool necklace that my husband got for me a long time ago.....I just couldn't find the right thing to wear it with for the longest time!
Earrings: Le Chateau
Necklace: Dominic Elvin Designs
Top: Forever 21
Boots: Brown's Shoes
Do you have any wardrobe items that get you weird looks? Are you self-conscious about fashion experimentation?