Sandro sweatshirt, Chicwish tote*, Blank NYC jeans, Valentino pumps (borrowed from my mamma), Messeca flats via Fortyeight*
Unattainable, pointy, angular, delicious Valentino pump perfection, meet slouchy Sandro sloth sweatshirt heaven - I'm pretty sure you two were meant to be soulmates, just as this black tote was meant to be paired with my metal-capped Messeca flats from my favorite people over at Fortyeight. As a child, I used to object to all shoes pointy - I even told my mother to never wear her pointy shoes - but I just can't seem to deny the slick, sharp charm of something as on point as a pointy shoe. The fact that the point also happens to elongate one's legs is just another added bonus. So, here, I introduce you to two pointy variations that have stolen my red, red heart, albeit one pair isn't even mine.
With my flight to Paris in three days, I'll be wearing a variation of the second outfit (hello, looser, comfier, boyfriend jeans) - and as cliché as it seems to think about bright red and Paris, those are the kinds of vibes that I've been feeling.
My reader Toyin (<3) recently commented on my last post saying that my style is "tomboy meets class," and it was honestly one of the best comments I've ever received. If I'm being completely truthful here, I really didn't know, and still don't truly know, what to call my style - I only know for certain that I adore juxtaposition and contradiction. I love to pair a slouchy sweatshirt with sleek shoes, and while there are times when I reach for pastels, florals, pinks, and flowy fabrics, I stray away from conventionally feminine silhouettes (they scare me). Being too girly scares me - I guess it's because it's just A) not my thing, and B) what everyone expects of girls - for them to dress girly. I don't see the point in confirming expectations. While I'm not afraid of girly prints and colors, I'm deathly afraid of girly shapes. If you've noticed, the rare times I do enjoy wearing dresses are when they come in maxi/shift/shapeless/dropwaist form. I've only recently ventured into formfitting/bodycon territory upon the dawning realization that I could contrast the über-feminine silhouette with sneakers and other very chunky, androgynous shoes.
Up until now, I've told interviewers that my style is ever-changing and evolving, but basic with a twist. Like this classic red sweatshirt - a necessary basic - with the twist of leather elbow patches. I guess right now, that twist is this tomboy/class thing - but I do think Toyin knew how to encapsulate it way better than I did! I've never thought of myself as a tomboy, and I wish I could say Toyin's definition could now be my go-to self-defined style in three words, but I'm not the kind of blogger that has just one style. I often wish I did, but growing up in various cities, constantly traveling, and feeling the undercurrents beneath each different city has made me fickle and eclectic as well. Sometimes, I just feel like I'm trying to define something as amorphous as the blobs on my jacket from the last post. I hope I somewhat succeeded in my description, lovelies! I'd really, really, really love to hear what you guys think describes my style - so please do comment down below x.
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