I've planned 4 different outfits for this shoot initially. However, once I found myself wearing some of them in front of the camera, I just didn't feel like myself. So the sartorial script ended up with featuring only 2 outfits in this post.
Sometimes I wish we could all go through a mini photo shoot before stepping out of the house dressed up a certain way. Being put in such a situation makes you understand how you actually feel wearing a certain outfit. Are you confident enough to walk straight and really "work it"? Are you happy with how you look like? Does that show too much skin? Is there a crease I see on your shirt?
The camera shows us all the minor imperfections which to a perfectionist like me is mind-blowing. I don't like feeling uncomfortable in my outfit. Neither physical, nor psychological, Although sometimes I am a sinner, for the sake of "trends". But that in turn doesn't make me genuinely happy.
Sartorial happiness for me comes when I am most comfortable in my clothes, and that has given me a "style uniform". I am planning to offer you an overview of that in a future post. What is my style uniform? Basically all things black with a little bit of bling here and there.
What am I most comfortable in? You can see for yourself in these photos. As soon as I put on my black blazer and skinny trousers I am ready to roll. The camera knows it and I know it. I don't want to seem conceited. I just want to point out some psychological aspects in the way women dress up.
Have you ever thought about how your clothes actually make YOU feel? Not look, but feel. Are you happy in what you wear on a daily basis? Because that should be your priority when planning an outfit. Not what other people think. That's one of those times when it's good to be selfish.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue. It's a topic I am really passionate about and I have taken it further in my 4th year final university research project. I am working on a special something that I can't wait to reveal with you in a little bit over a month.
P.S The blouse I am wearing in the first photo comes from an actual vintage dress, which you might remember from this post.
Stay happy and true to yourselves.