Recently, I have seen a few bloggers that I follow being kind of apologetic for looking "normal" in some of their outfit posts. Unfortunately, depending on your job and life circumstances, many of us are forced to look like "functional adults" on a regular basis due to the various constraints of society. Whether you like it or not, alternative fashion is just not acceptable in a lot of circumstances and many people have a lot of misconceptions about those who choose to dress differently. I would LOVE to start every day wearing fishnets and blue lipstick but doing so would destroy my job prospects so that is just not going to happen in the real world.
When I attend club nights, events, concerts, and music festivals, I dress however I want and can freely express myself through my clothing. When I go to work, not so much. I have always loved clothing and the way I dress affects my mood so I have tried to find ways to keep my work outfits at least somewhat interesting. One way that I like to do this is take a perfectly generic outfit formula such as conservative sweater + pencil skirt + scarf + tights and then do something unexpected with it such as wearing 3 contrasting colours at once. What I am trying to say with this outfit is, "I am professional and employable BUT JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF. I am quite functional and conservative but I AM KIND OF NOT ALL THERE." Perhaps this is not quite the message that one should be trying to get across with their work attire.....
|Old scarf that I found in my closet, Silk Naturals Doll lip stain, Hillberg and Berk earrings.|
I always have to roll my eyes at people who look at me funny when I am not dressed in a socially acceptable manner. IF THEY ONLY KNEW HOW BORING I TRULY AM! I am actually a fairly conservative person who is careful with my finances and takes my job very seriously. I am married with two cats. Some of my favourite hobbies are gardening and reading. *YAWN*
Skirt: H & M
Shoes: Le Chateau
Do people ever get the wrong idea about you because of how you dress?