The idea of an ‘outfit post’ is one of the few things that has always racked my nerves. The whole experience of such a post, from stylistic choice to photography to the (eventual) reaction it garners, is enough to fill someone with apprehension. Anxiety becomes apparent as you uneasily pose to have your photo taken. It’s unfamiliar, and at first, somewhat unsettling. It was always going to be a strange experience for me; having my photo taken by others has always left me feeling a little tense. But I knew I had to bite the bullet and take myself out of my comfort zone in order to do this blog as best I can, so I did it.
And lo-and-behold, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly being in front of the camera, rather than behind one, became comfortable to me. The photos weren’t great, I’ll be the first to admit that, but this first experience has left me wanting to sharpen up this set of skills. The surroundings are mediocre, the lighting dismal and the editing average-at-best.
The picks from my wardrobe, however, I am very much content with. My habitual style is heavy on monochrome, minimalism and fragmented pieces. The only spots of colour in my wardrobe come from the deepest reds, purples, greens and blues in an array of flannel shirts.
Those, and my newest purchase; the sapphire-blue, skinny-fit blazer. Today was the day I stowed away the dishevelled look I derived from The Shambles, and smartened up, a little. Attendance at a wedding engagement tends to lend itself to a more clean-cut styling, so I took out the brand-new blazer and gave it its chance to shine.
Thrown on with the ever-comfortable, and perfect-fitting, black super-skinny jeans, and a crisp, snow-white Oxford shirt, both from ASOS. To make the outfit more distinctive, and a little more shambled (Copyright, remember?), I paired the skinny jeans with black chelsea boots donning brogue detailing, clipped on my plum-kissed, crimson-red braces, and added a slim, hand-made, black silk tie from Atrium.