- Knit blazer: C&C
- Striped tank: Target
- Skinnies: Ann Taylor
- Oxfords: Civico10 from DSW
Whew. As A. mentioned yesterday, I started a summer course this week: an intensive French translation class. I’m still getting the hang of this new schedule and trying to figure out when snapping a picture can fit into my daily rhythm. But, between biking to and from campus every day this week and translating an excerpt of an article on a Jean Luc-Godard film, I’m feeling pretty good about my productivity levels.
I enjoy the fact that in the spring and summer my range of style references seems to expand as I apparently vacillate between full, billowy skirts and more “geek chic” looks, like this one. The skinnies and tank were easy to bike in, but once I arrived at my classroom I could throw on this knit blazer to stave off the dreaded summer air conditioning freeze-out and feel a little more put-together.
Is your style repertoire influenced by the seasons? I’m not talking about only wearing wool in winter, but do you perhaps find yourself to be a Katherine Hepburn trouser lady in the winter and a devoted dress lady in the summer? A spring hippie? An autumn prep?
I love the idea of having a personal style that allows for (and maybe even encourages?) these kinds of excursions into other style milieu. I think it starts to tap into some of the power that clothes have on both personal and social levels (however intertwined those two may be). So I shouldn’t feel schizophrenic for wearing vintage Hawaiian print one day, a retro-style dress the next or trying to edge-ify khaki, but instead embrace it as part of the creative potential (both aesthetic and generative) of getting dressed.