There are no rules!
During the holidays I lived in shorts, a slouchy tee and a costume. It’s what my uniform and I like it. Does that make me “un-style-ish”? (is that even a word?) Is having a routine and being comfortable so not fashion forward? Is it a bad thing that my style looks lazy? Can you tell I like rhetorical questions?
I really love clothing. I used to come home from school everyday and tell my mom what my teacher was wearing. Not so productive to the whole learning thing.
In the past when I wasn’t in the mood to dress up, or wear something adventurous I used to think that maybe my love for fashion was fading. It made me anxious thinking that something I really enjoyed was maybe slipping away from me. My next thought was, “hey maybe I should just study law and leave this whole creative thing”. It took me a while to realise that my style was just evolving and that was okay.
I became more confident in what I decided to wear, regardless of how basic it was. I bought clothes that were an investment because they were good quality and I knew I’d wear them regularly. Which meant I may not have been wearing the most trendy clothes but that just meant I wasn’t buying a dress for the sake of having it.
Which sometimes means that I wear a different linen or cotton t-shirt every day with a pair of denim shorts. And when it rains I put on a long jacket with a pair of bright red shoes because I like the colour. In the end it’s not a major spring/summer 2017 look but it represents my summer holiday style.
It took me a long time to accept that just because I wasn’t wearing something brand new didn’t mean I was over fashion.
Top: Country Road / Shorts: Factorie / Coat: Superbalist / Shoes: Bensimon
So this is a look that sums up my holiday basics, where it was hot, humid and rainy and I definitely wasn’t bothering with make-up.
This look was shot in a beautiful quaint beach town called Umzumbe, read more about my adventures there over here.