GOLDSIGN Virtual high-rise jeans | made in the US
ZADY wool sweater | gift from ZADY, made in the US, use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off
T by ALEXANDER WANG top
RAG & BONE ASTON boots
JEROME DREYFUSS backpack
I changed my outfit Friday a little from what I mentioned in last week’s Wearing post: I switched out the Everlane cashmere for my Zady wool sweater (it’s warmer). Honestly, I love the Zady sweater – especially that it’s 100% sourced/made in the US – but sometimes I wish I’d sized down to a small.
I struggle with knowing my size now, especially since things are so oversized lately. And I can’t quite wrap my head around being a size “small” under any circumstance…so I continue to default to mediums and many times, find they’re too big. But then again, sometimes I WANT big. And I’m constantly worried about fitting my hips, which are definitely NOT small.
Then, it’s the shape of things. I want drape-y. I want things to hang off my body, not stick to them, except for pants, sometimes. But I also want to look good in pictures, and wear things that are generally flattering, sometimes.
That’s the thing; I’m perfectly happy with my outfits, and how I feel/think I look in them, until I see the pictures. I don’t pick myself apart anymore, or spend too much time choosing a pose, but sometimes I do see the pictures, and think, meh, that’s not how I thought it looked. Or, hmmm…that’s not very flattering.
I honestly don’t spend much time thinking about it, or else I’d never post outfit pictures at all. But specifically today, looking at this picture, it hit me – the disconnect between how we feel in our clothes, and how we LOOK in our clothes, or how we think we look. For most of us, it never matters that much, because only a few of us weirdos choose to take pictures and share them online, we just go by how we feel and that last glance in the mirror.
Which is how it should be. Ultimately, all that matters to me is that I feel comfortable, good, and like “me” in whatever I’m wearing. I never dress for photos, or think about the picture as I’m getting dressed. That probably makes me a “bad” fashion blogger…but it’s also not what I’m here for. I’m here to share my sartorial journey.
But I do wonder. Do you ever get dressed and then re-think your outfit halfway through the day? either because it’s not “you,’ or you catch a glimpse in the mirror and think, “whoa?”
If you ARE a weirdo (sorry…fellow blogger) who takes outfit pictures frequently, how do you feel about your outfits after you take the pictures? The same as before? Are you just as comfortable/happy with them? Or do you re-think them sometimes?