It’s not my fault though, like, I didn’t even really want them…
In the early 2010’s, you could not pry a button down shirt from my Chanel Rouge Noir dipped claws.
To say I loved them would be an understatement.
Almost 10 years ago, I had two internships — one that turned into a “real” job.
A “real” job where I was forced to interact with “real” adults — like producers, executives, and executive producers.
“I just wanted to be one of the Strokes, now look at the mess you made me make.”
-Arctic Monkeys, “Star Treatment” (2018)
In 2004, the arguable (mainstream) peak of the Strokes, I bought my first pair of high top Converse from Urban Outfitters.
12:51 was (and still is) my favourite song — despite being 13 and having no clue what it was about.
High top Converse were (and still are) my favourite shoes — despite being 13 and having no clue how to style them.
“Well, that was a long time ago” and I’ve finally figured out how to style my high top Converse so they don’t look like a mess…
Are “mom jean” style jeans even called mom jeans anymore?
Wouldn’t a better name be slightly 90’s high waisted fashion-esque jeans that everyone now wears?.. but I guess that’s too long.
Call them what you want, mom jeans are here to stay.
With everyone and their mother wearing this denim, how do you make them look your own?
There are around 10 different kinds of weddings.
That means that in 1 summer wedding season, you need 10 different dresses.
… but ain’t nobody got time for that.
Enter: The polka dot dress.
A lot of glossy magazines write that midi dresses are “mature.”
If you’re anything like me, when you see something described as “mature,” you run.
Midi dresses are more reserved than a short sundress, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less youthful. Midis offer a certain subtlety that a mini sundress can’t. That means we can have a bit more fun styling and wearing it.
OK, I know, I know, I know… Flip flops, UGH gross.
Flip flops have a stigma.
They just aren’t a pulled together outfit kinda shoe.
While they don’t seem fashionable, flip flops are practical for rainy summer weather and lazy days… and they totally can be fashionable if you stop overthinking it.
First thing’s first, it depends on who and how you are.
What I wear on a first date could be totally different from you.
To figure out what to wear on a first date in the summer (or any season, really), you need to figure out what you want your clothes to represent and what you want to present.
What do you want the other person to know about you?
Trench coats are the best coat of all time, no matter the season.
Hear me out…
They have “storm shields” and other fancy amenities (can we use that word for describing a garment?) like epaulettes and D-rings, but their most important feature is what they’re made out of. Most trench coats have a 100% cotton lining (sleeves are 100% viscose) and have a 100% cotton outer layer (Gabardine). Because gabardine is a tightly woven fabric, it is impenetrable against weather and wear.
“OK, but you’re not 4 years old.”
“OK, but you’re not a retired gardener.”
“OK, but r u ok?”
Every time I’ve brought up wanting Crocs, I’m met with confused responses.
I say… “OK, but can everyone just stop!”