Drifter Hathor Origami Pants | made in the US, size large, I got them on RIDICULOUS sale
Vince turtleneck sweater | year or so old
Veja Sustainable sneakers
Kara small dry bag | bought w/credits via Garmentory
I have short legs. And sometimes, the way I dress/what I wear, makes them look even shorter. It doesn’t help that they are also “substantial” (yes, muscular, but also heavy). This is a problem when I allow the voices in my head that say I should be dressing in a more “flattering” way for my body (the voices I grew up with; the ones that tell me I should only wear flared leg jeans and pointy toe shoes, always wear heels, etc. etc.) speak louder than MY OWN voice. It happens more than I’d like, still, but less than it used to. I appreciate my legs, and there’s nothing I can do to make them longer.
Sure, I could dress to make them appear longer, and to make myself look taller, wear more “flattering” clothes for my “body type,” but I don’t want to all the time. Who am I kidding, I don’t want to ever. I just want to wear what I want to wear. And why shouldn’t I? “Flattering” is code for dressing to look taller, thinner and perfectly proportionate. What’s the fun in that?
So, here I am, wearing what I want to wear, even though when I first tried on these pants*, I liked them a lot, but I also thought “my legs are too short for these pants.” Maybe they are. I certainly don’t look like the model in them, but so what? I look how I look. Might as well rock it.
*I realize I didn’t say much about the pants. I love them, and I’ve been interested in them since I discovered Drifter, but I shouldn’t have bought them. I didn’t need them, they don’t fill a hole in my wardrobe, and I will probably not wear them as often as I should, considering that everything should really earn a place in my wardrobe. I bought them in person (which is dangerous for me), they were on VERY DEEP discount, like it was almost criminal what I paid, and I just fell in love. So, I’m kind of frustrated with myself that I bought them. But I think they’re cool, and a worthwhile investment if you wear leggings a lot and want an interesting made-in-the-US pair. They’re very well made, substantial (slightly heavier material), and so cool…