“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” ― Anna Wintour
Let me state for the record that I am no fashion guru nor do I hold prejudices against those folks who choose to wear their inner emotions on their sleeves. After all their choice of what to wear is just that …their choice!
But there are certain instances of fashion choices that make me scratch my head and ask, “what was she possibly thinking about when she decided to wear that particular outfit?”
You have to understand the environmental context of my bewilderment. The temperature outside was near the 100 degree mark and the humidity factor was extremely high. There were other pedestrians sauntering by on nearby sidewalks sweltering in the heat and at times sipping a cool refreshing drink as they paraded about their business.
This couple appeared late in the afternoon about four p.m. and walked with a steady gait towards an unknown destination. He wore the typical macho male blue jean, t-shirt and peak cap combination.
The female walking beside him sported a free flowing toga and winter boot collage. I could accept the pseudo skimpy covering the young woman was wearing …the color was heat reflective and the form fitting attire was figure flattering.
For the life of me I could not understand why she was wearing the winterized mukluks on her feet that particular day. My own feet started to perspire intensely as I imagined how desperately warm her own feet might be feeling in the intense heat of that afternoon. She did appear to be comfortable in the unorthodox arrangement.
Sometimes a person’s choice of clothing makes good sense. Other time’s what a person drapes on their physical form makes no sense. But at all times what a person chooses to wear in public is a choice that does not need explanation or public acceptance.
And that is the true beauty of fashion. We create the image we wish to project to the world at large. Novelty is its own reward.