Yohji Yamamoto sweater – Rachel Comey Lure Pant – Dries Van Noten shoes
This outfit was difficult. I’d had my eye on this sweater for a long time and took the plunge on it and now…. I’m not so sure. See the issue….
If I raised my arms up the bottom of the sweater would pop up over my chest above my bra. Yeah…. didn’t quite think this purchase through. Sometimes avant-garde fashion really is just meant to be that and not something you simply throw on and wear to the office *derp*.
That being said, I still stubbornly wore the sweater all day. However, due to the company doing the restoration work in the office, there were fans blowing at full speed and the AC cranked low to deal with the humidity from the wet carpet so I ended up wearing my company fleece vest over the sweater and that made the crop of the sweater a non-issue.
That still doesn’t count as wearing that sweater successfully for the day. I may try it again on a day when I know I won’t be working Antarctica and see how well I manage…. because apparently I’m a masochist.
Do I like the sweater? Yes! It’s soft and warm and while the functionality has a little bit of an issue, I don’t want to part with it. I don’t know if that’s due to my being stubborn in that I-bought-it-damnit-I’m-wearing-it kind of way or if it’s because I’ve embraced wearing weirdly styled clothes or “different” pieces than what even used to be my norm, let alone anyone else’s.
Leah’s article got me thinking about this a fair bit and while I’m still very late in mentioning it, I read it when she posted it and had that fist-pumping YAAASSSS moment in my head. I think that for as cumbersome and weird as some of the items may be, they are mine and that is part of what I wear and what I do and who I am. I wear the quirky clothes.