Still Feeling Blah?

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by Leandra Medine
July 24, 2013
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Snap out of it, sister sis. We are going to medicate you.

Still feeling blah? Don’t worry, you can tell me. I will take no offense. Not everyone seeks inspirational solace in a strikingly male-looking female face and some blue stripes cloaked by metallic plaid. It’s just that in the spirit of this 75-degree, sunny Wednesday and the fact that life is too short to feel like shit, there is absolutely no reason to continue harboring emotional hostility. To assuage the blues, here is an edited selection of the precise genres of items that host the dexterity to put a big ass smile back on your face and get that Taylor Swift track spinning again in your heart.

Starting with what is arguably the easiest blah-proof garment of them all: your favorite pair of jeans. The ones photographed are D-Squared but that obviously doesn’t mean that yours are. Mine, for one, are a pair of ripped Paige skyline peg-leg skinnies which I’ve been wearing for two years and have yet to wash. Every time I wear them, I feel like Beyonce, which reminds me to tell you: never underestimate the power of your own opinion.

Next up: a streamlined blazer in – why not, hash-tag-YOLO – yellow. It’s the color of our perception of sunshine, most of the smiley-face emojis and urine. I love urine! This works phenomenally with white jeans and here’s the best part: it also covers your ass should you so wish to conceal it. In addition, it is 60% off at The Outnet and will seamlessly take you into fall if you can get over the fact that pairing it with red pants (which you should, which I will) may render you a parodic version of Ronald McDonald.

Not sold on the yellow? How about this baby care of Ann Demeulemeester? Show me a sad girl wearing fringe and I will somersault into the Hudson River, swim across it and sign a lease on an apartment in New Jersey.

Another great way to beat your blah includes wearing your least practical heels. So what if they’re uncomfortable, you were about to pull your nails off their nail beds this morning! Though I don’t own this morsel of good fortune by Saint Laurent, if I did, I’d nominate them impervious to self-doubt.

If you can’t forfeit comfort, however, boasting an equally impractical minaudière (even though it can barely even carry a pack of gum) just because is the second best option. You may in turn prove to yourself how few things you actually need on a daily basis which, in my opinion, is invaluable.

Still seeking color? Asos has you handled at the cost of $50.

And because, again, this morning you toyed with the idea of jumping into oncoming traffic, right now is probably the perfect opportunity to dig into your cabinet of dry-clean only clothes – yes, the garments you only ever deign to wear on special occasions, – declare your proclivity to fuck da police, and put on the white silk blouse you have never been able to keep clean for over 15 minutes. It’s just a shirt, you know?

We’ve been testing a theory that suggests glitter eschews the necessity for prozac and if that is in fact true, we’re going to go ahead and state with paralleled conviction that sparkly shit like this Tom Binns necklace, or the subsequent Dannijo one can do you just as well as the former. (When we said medicate we didn’t mean literally.)

We need not delve too deep into detail about the mystical power of sunglasses, again. Use at your own discretion and you know what else? Fuck the clouds, the time of day, the circumstance under which you stand. Wear them whenever you feel like it, because you can.

And finally, in the all-encompassing case of your getting dressed: if jeans won’t cut it and a blazer can only play supporting role in your outfit’s film, look into your closet and ask yourself, self, which of these dresses is my favorite? If you pick a plain white – or worse, morose grey – one, we strongly urge you take a step back and try again. Go for the poof. The color. The evocative, exotic cut. And when your boss is all, “what’s up today?” You can be like, “I’m just doing me.”

REPLIES
  • CarolinaG

    beautiful necklace!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

  • Julie Meowmeows

    Buy those sandals, girl! They only cost . . . hey, you don’t NEED your second kidney, right?

  • monkeyshines

    fantastic picks!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • Céline

    This three floor dress is so pretty and summery. It really does scream ”I’m just doing me” …haha

    http://colorfullightning.blogspot.com

  • CDJ

    I hate washing my clothes.

  • Jackie @ Kleiden drew

    Can’t kill your vibe with any of these pieces. This AWASOME collection (Tom Binns necklace!) and the David Beckham commercial I saw this morning have given me eyegasms. Is that odd? Beautiful? Creepy? Stupid? I don’t care.

  • Camil

    I’m scared and excited. Is this a circus?

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    I really WANT that bag from ASOS – it’s got the right kind of color blast for me!

  • Paula McClelland

    Awesome picks (If ever so slightly too hawt for a Manrepeller!)
    I so need a urine jacket asap!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

  • CarlotaLMorais

    I see white tee, those white stella mccartney pants, these striped pumps, the minaudiere and the sunshine blazer heaveeeeen thanks for this image leandra

  • hil

    thank you for this post! i needed this! awesomenessss.

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    Love those shoes!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Aya

    This post introduced me to Tom Binn’s jewerly… I’m an accessories fiend so discovering this was probably the worst and best thing to happen to me. Love. xo

  • Jenny

    THIS IS PERFECT

  • ygriega

    Leandra, the heels did it for me. Thank you. __Breathes sigh of relief__
    XO! :*

  • Sheena

    I think the dannijo neckless trumps all. I mean, even in your sweats you can un-blah in an instant yet not look like you’re trying too hard? I don’t care what KL says, sweats can solve problems. x

    http://www.usuallyjustat.blogspot.com

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    Love the jeans and the heels, but I’m a bit disappointed here, I was expecting a Beyoncé impersonation in your favourite denim… Come on Leandra, you can do it!

    Mafalda ❤

    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/

  • Alba B.

    Ok if I was just feeling blah before reading the post, now I am feeling boooo with myself. Ready to go and jump somewhere in Africa and have all those choices on, but poorly I will keep them safe in my DREAMS…..are my reality the only real kind of real fantasy. illusions are a common thing I try to live in dreams it seems as if it’s meant to be…..
    abdsign.blogspot.com

  • http://www.lucidnewyork.com HandmadeJewelrybyLucid

    Hehe, the heels are awesome!

    Anna

    http://www.lucidnewyork.com/blog/

  • Patricia

    Looved this!
    You cheered me up instantly!
    Now on those heels… waaaawwwww

    x

  • Michaela

    I have the Three Floors dress you featured. Life win. It’s one of my top 3 dresses.

  • http://idealiststyle.weebly.co

    Love the sweater and the sunglasses!

  • anon-y-mouse

    Can someone explain to me why you wouldn’t wash your jeans in two years? Are they made so poorly that they’ll fall apart in the washing machine, or is dirt and stink the new black?

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    I love the round sunglasses!!

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Katie F.

    I can’t get over your philosophy on sunglasses. Brilliant x

  • http://www.re-inno-vent.com/ Hi Red

    Great looks to stand out while job searching

  • Allison Ramirez

    Obsessed with that necklace!

    similar ones here!

    http://www.thestylishsoul.com

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