You don’t necessarily need to sit in a white room against white furniture with a fruitful floral arrangement separating your chair from the one beside you in a way that suggests “thematic repelling: doctor’s waiting room chic,” but you do have to carry your laptop as a purse. Especially if you’re looking for a job in social media. Because, you know, they might test how fast you can type 140 characters on the Anthony Weiner scandal with your eyes closed. Just saying.
“Stars! They’re just like us! They walk foot first!” Just kidding, just kidding, I’m not a star. More a unicorn, really. This is my lobby, by the way. Well, not my lobby, but a lobby, that I walk through everyday to come and go from my place of residence.
This works because: I’m wearing trousers and a blazer, I’d say that’s the standard young professional silhouette. The shoes are cool but don’t feature too outrageous platforms or unusual color patterns. Glasses fool the masses into thinking I’m smart, and the accessories evoke a tamed sense of what could be serious personal style.
This repels because: A blazer yes, but a metallic satin one with black silk lapels. If I hadn’t known better, I’d have thought I was Brad Goreski. In this instance, I’m not sure if it’s better that I’m me. As for the trousers, they are high waist boyfriend trousers…these are sensitive silhouettes to create a single pair of pants. For the shoes: Not outrageous, yes, but at the end of the day, they are still what they are: gilded patio furniture for the foot. And finally, while my glasses may fool the masses, they are birth control. And non prescriptive. So, do what you want with that.