— Photos by Stephen —
I admit that sometimes I can get overly experimental. This often results in me donning on outfits that make me look like a nutbag. More infrequently than not, a look will work out... or at least parts of it. This might be one of those moments. I haven't figured it out yet.
What I love about fashion and trends is that it can be subjective. If there is a science to it, I'm not expert enough to comment on it. Of course, there certainly may be geometry to design, and psychology tells us humans are attracted to symmetry. Design elements and principles also state that lines are great for drawing attention to a focal point. For instance, diagonal lines can create feelings of movement, keeping things on a page or in a picture interesting. But how often do we actually think about such fundamentals when piecing together an outfit? Speaking for myself, I don't— well, not consciously. Ultimately, we wear what we like and what we believe looks good on us at the time.
Design guidelines aside, we should continue to experiment and be weird. After all, asymmetry is great for dramatizing a look. And we can easily alter the direction of vertical lines into diagonal lines simply by tying a shirt in unexpected manners. Whether it's considered "pulling it off" or not, well that's still for us to decide.
What I'm Wearing
Thrifted The Limited striped blue button-down
Groceries Apparel 3/4 sleeve crop top
Genetic Denim Raquel Crop Jean, starburst
Sunday Somewhere aviators
Heirloom Baby Twin Bag