I know, I know, it was only 24 hours ago that I spent 800 words waxing poetic on the terrible social condition that has plagued so many of us and led us to believe that our respective urgencies to own things can be masqueraded as investments that always come with problematic ROIs on the other side.
For the sake of admittance — the first step on a path away from denial — and the fact that fashion seems really, really fun again (reasoning for such is still tbd though make no mistake, I have every intention to conjecture until the end of days at some point soon), why shouldn’t we dive nose first into each and every item we (I?) believe might really actualize our (my?) existence(s) by way of petty, exterior festooning.
What’s fun about this concept of “making things my own” lately is that sometimes social proprietorship is enough. I can tweet and Facebook and Instagram and blog about shit I like and often, that will satiate the desperation stamped across my wallet. Often, too, it doesn’t work but that is another story for another time. (Next Wednesday to be exact.)
For right now, let’s just pretend the Internet is our closet and marvel in how great we look.
Let’s start with a thick black Stella McCartney turtleneck (via Yoox) which will be chunky, make you feel like Nora Ephron and also look great with Acne’s menswear-inspired Pop jeans (via Matches) or Zara’s high-waist denim skater skirt (I’d also include Nike sneakers with this look which I’d imagine you already have).
Still stuck on Acne, I’ll probably go for a men’s denim shirt (via Mr. Porter) to pair with the anterior jeans and the photographed charcoal grey cashmere sport coat as pulled from Club Monaco’s men’s department. Here’s where those majestically colored Manolo Blahnik pumps come in.
Then, I’d be like, self, I think while I’m at it, I should get myself a denim jacket too so I’ll go to the purveyors of that artform — The Gap — and pick up one of those, at which point, I’d probably say, man, I think I also need some men’s relaxed-fit chinos and head over to J. Crew and buy the smallest size in their, what do you know, relaxed-fit chinos. (I’d obviously also cut them at the ankle) and concede that, fine!, you’re right! I do also need those white pony hair Isabel Marant booties to wear with the look.
And now that I’ve spiraled into that territory, it’s only right that I indulge in another skirt from Zara — this one mid-length, white and swingy — to wear with the booties which will also look spectacular with a blue and white striped oxford blouse from the men’s section at Club Monaco.
See? Now that we’re looking so sophisticated we need a more elegant topper. Good thing The Outnet just dropped a generous deluge of last fall’s Chloé where one particular beige coat surfaced for over 65% off its original price. Nice.
And now that we’ve got the coat, we need a little flimsy dress to wear under it for when we don’t want to look like sophisticated mother fuckers. Right? How about this yellow one from J. Crew by way of Net-A-Porter? It will just look so damn good with a pair of monk strap loafers (by Rachel Zoe, via Shopbop).
Did I leave anything off? Ah, yes! That navy and white polka dot Haider Ackermann dress which is now on The Outnet. You’ll wear it over jeans with pumps, under briefs with monkstraps, and through the moon with…boots. Am I right?
Conclusion: like with Pringles, once you pop the fun don’t stop and man, was this fun.
Featured Images Courtesy of Exit Magazine & Vogue Paris