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Basic Not Boring

by Cee F., would-be Parisian from Vancouver, Canada

3 comments · May 9, 2014

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Cee F. -  - Basic Not Boring
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We need to stop colour-shaming. We need to do a lot of more important things, too, like cure cancer and eliminate nuclear weapons and stop polluting the ocean. But seriously - I can't tell you how many blog posts I've read recently that have begun, "My outfit is all black and white but that's okay because my [insert token accessory here] is [insert colour of your choice]." And the more you read something, the deeper it becomes embedded in your subconscious, so I'm catching myself thinking that way; when I was getting dressed for dinner in Seattle on Friday night, I looked in the mirror at my neutral outfit, wondering if it was really enough. I practically live and breathe the phrase, "Black and white is basic, not boring." But I still got caught up in it! I think it's a trap we bloggers often fall into, feeling like we have to make some kind of special effort to impress people with revolutionary outfits, rather than just wearing what we love. And if we wear things we don't love for the sake of conforming to some kind of imaginary standard, we don't feel good and, more importantly, our blogs lack authenticity. My outfits will never be brightly coloured; the styles will rarely be shocking but I will never share a look that I'm not absolutely loving - that's a promise.

#seattle #black #white #neutral #glitter

Ania Zarzycka
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