Madewell Chambray top
Eileen Fisher harem pants
Antik Batik necklace
Play CdG X converse sneakers | use code GRECHEN25 at Azalea for 25% off your first order
Balenciaga city bag | secondhand from MOSS designer consignment
It’s pretty much the nastiest day ever here today – just when you think it’s going to stop raining, a downpour comes. So, I really wanted to wear my No6 Clogs I’ve just pulled back out again, but instead I’m wearing my Play CdG sneakers. Sue me for wearing sneakers with my harem pants. Just as an aside, it’s AMAZING how much vitriol & judgement there is online with regard to harem pants! I know the style isn’t for everyone, and sure, maybe you think they’re unflattering, but they’re JUST PANTS. And the idea that you can NEVER wear harem pants with anything but heels is mentioned a lot, and/or don’t pair them with anything slouchy.
I decided long ago that I’m not here to tell anyone how to dress; sometimes I can barely dress myself! I do try to get women to TRY NEW THINGS and silhouettes that they may not have before – lead by example I always say. Hell, I’ve said many times I wouldn’t wear this or that and then turned around and done it – all because I tried. Ultimately, I don’t care anymore what’s the most flattering, I care more about wearing what I love, what I find interesting, what feels good, and what tells a story.
Harem pants definitely tell a story 🙂 I think they say you’re creative, interesting, not afraid to shake things up sometimes, or try something new – and you definitely want to be noticed, not blend in. Because when you wear these, you get looks. Which I love, because someone out there is saying, wow, those are cool, she looks cute, maybe I should try them! Sure, someone else out there is saying, damn, those are fugly pants and she looks ridiculous, but I can’t care about that one.
So here’s my question for the day: what item of clothing (or bag, or shoes) do you own and wear that tells a story? Maybe it’s controversial? Maybe you’re THE ONLY person who likes it? But what does it say about you?