This is where I come to say whatever I want. This is my outlet, my way of expressing myself, giving myself to others. And that includes my outfits. So here we are…a look.
I’ve been trying to incorporate more color into my wardrobe and I must say it’s been fun. Every few months I try different looks and see how they work for me. I’ve been trying to get away from the edgy, oversized, I might do drugs in an alley look and go into a more edgy yet clean line, if I do drugs it’s designer drugs and in the comfort of my home so no one knows, look. And it’s been working for me. (No I don’t do drugs mom relax !)
The hardest thing for me has been like getting up and thinking, what do I wear? I’m used to going in closet grabbing a top(black) a pair of pants(black) and my shoes. The hardest part used to be what shoes to wear. Now it’s, what the hell do I wear? But I’ll get used to this.
Shoes: Comme des Garcons
Let’s get into this jacket ladies and gentleman. Let’s talk about this crazy deal I stumbled upon while riding around Atlanta and my friend randomly wanting to stop at Urban Outifitters. Now I have a rule about shopping at Urban Outiftters, if it isn’t on sale, PUT IT BACK! Literally, the majority of that stuff you can find at a thrift store, or on some hipster’s Etsy account. Where’s the lie? However, I don’t have time to search thrift stores and online shopping is a hassle so I just wait until Urban is having a sale. I could always wait on clothes. But that’s the problem, I always tell myself I could wait on clothes and end up with shoes for days with nothing to wear. So, I’ve been shopping. Reinventing my look (again). Trying to incorporate a little more color to my wardrobe. The sad part is someway, somehow I always result to buying something black or olive green or grey, those are like my go to colors. However, I saw this jacket and I had to have it. The site says $29.99 but I definitely paid $20. (Urban is weird like that)
I’ve been neglecting my denim. These are my favorite Joe’s jeans that I bought three years ago. I have ripped these jeans more times than I can count but I love them so I just get them patched up. I have a jeans about designer jeans and that’s just buy one pair a year. They’re supposed to last like forever so you don’t need to spend all your money on a pair everytime you go shopping. I have bought some cheap little H&M jeans and some BDG as well but their exactly that, cheap little jeans that if I wash and dry probably won’t fit the same.
I enjoyed this look. Felt great to wear. Got a lot of compliments and that jacket will be a staple in my wardrobe that will transition well into any season.
It’s all coming to an end so fast. 4 years ago I just graduated high school and thought I had it all figured out at my instate community college. A year later I transferred to the illustrious Clark Atlanta Unitersity. Now I’m wrapping up my senior year and it can’t go any faster! I’ve learned so much but I’m ready to graduate. In honor of the last stretch and before the real stress begins, I decided to grace the promenade with a kill.
Side note- I realized the other day that I don’t share my daily looks with my readers enough but I do post daily on my Instagram(designerbeanz). I will start posting more, promise.
Glasses: Ray Bans
I find black to be the easiest color to wear. A friend of mine asked me why do I wear so much black and turtlenecks and I simply replied, because I like to. Every now and then without me even trying I end up looking like I’m about to start a revolution with the Panthers but honestly me wearing black is so much more than that. I’m literally always on the go and I don’t pay attention to time as much as should because I don’t like being rushed, I just flow. So when I catch myself running late for something it’s so easy for me to do what I need to do and throw on the first thing I see which is usually black and go about my day.
I wear black throughout the year, every season. In the summer I have black t shirts and shorts. I just enjoy wearing black. It’s also my defense mechanism in a sense. I don’t want anyone to automatically think they could just walk up to me and start talking to me because the majority of the time I just don’t want to be bothered. So when I have on my black sunglasses, black shirt, black leather jacket and my infamous black boots you’re less likely to think I’m super approachable. But I’m nice I promise but I have to invite you in before we have big time conversation, know what I mean?
I think black is such a poetic shade as well. Most people see black and think death but sometimes black is peace. It’s a void that some people find their peace, their alone time. Black can be whatever you want it to be at any moment. In the dark when everything is black your mind is able to wander into another dimension and roam in that voided space. Black is not sad but it can be but even in that sad,dark place there is a lesson that needs to be learned.
Top& Jacket: TOPMAN
Glasses: Dolce and Gabanna