Top: Gap - Size S
Jacket: AE - Size 8
Pants: Pilcro Cohort Cords - Size 28
Shoes: Fossil - Size 8.5
"You adhere to a set of standards and tastes that appear to be determined by an unseen panel of hipster judges." - Say Anything
I woke up this morning, looked at my phone, and saw that the forecast called for temperatures in the 70's. While I appreciated the suddenly warmer temperature, this extreme change in weather left me at a loss as to what to wear. My first inclination was to throw on a dress and my Frye's, but I figured I'd end up getting hot in the boots around midday. Going completely barelegged wasn't exactly an option either since I hadn't done a very thorough job of shaving my legs that morning. The only option that seemed to make since was pants with flats. I grabbed my corduroy Pilcro's from Anthro and my brown leather flats from Fossil, both purchases made around a year ago. Tragically, these items haven't seen much love from me over the past year. To complete the outfit, I decided to keep following this theme and pull a couple of other items I haven't worn in awhile. In fact, I've never worn this green jacket - it still had the tag on it. Once I got everything on, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, "Hmm...I look very Hipster today."
Maybe all the Hipster blogs I've been reading lately have somehow seeped into my brain, because this outfit is so not something I would usually wear. Seriously, I don't know what got into me. I had to fight the urge to adorn my arm with 20 different bracelets, pull my hair up in a top knot, apply some bright red lip color, and slap on some big, nerdy glasses. Once I went outside, I was thankful I didn't pull my hair up, because the crazy wind would have surely destroyed it. You gotta love March. It always makes for some interesting outdoor photo shoots.
Isn't it funny how the hipsters, who are suppose to be so against conformity, seem to have their own uniform? The truth is, even if we don't want to admit it, we all do. We all dress in the style that speaks to us. Goth, Boho, Preppy, Hipster, and the list goes on. Everyone picks their flavor. Some people are harder to pin down than others. I've yet to pinpoint Jerry's style, but he definitely has one. He likes a lot of earthy colors, jeans, and work boots. It's almost like Grunge, minus the flannel. I definitely gravitate towards the Boho end of the spectrum which is why I always look like Anthropologie threw up on me. Seriously, I just feel at home in Anthro clothes, and they really fit my personality. Like I've said before, I think fitting your clothes to your personality is very important, certainly more important than garment fit, because our personality is the thing that makes us truly unique.
Unfortunately, this outfit didn't fit my personality. I felt like I was wearing a uniform all day. However, it was good to step outside my comfort zone and try something different for a change. I don't think I'll be donning any arm parties, investing in a pair a thick framed glasses, or puckering up with some Nars Heatwave anytime soon, but I may throw in a little something different every once in awhile just to keep things interesting.
Say Anything - Admit It!!!