Dressing for grad school: A.P.C. cardigan, J.Brand jeans, Rachel Comey boots, Brooks Brothers shirt, Bvlgari watch.
Let's be honest here, I don't consider myself very stylish, so there's no point in trying to define my personal style. But since I will be touching on issues about dressing, it's only fair that you know where I stand. I merely consider myself someone who likes quality garments, hates spending more than 5 minutes thinking about to wear, and finds a functional and manageable wardrobe one of life's greatest joys. I can't name you the editor of Vogue without doing a Google search (is it still Anna Wintour?), I can't name you an "it" model other than Daria Werbowy and only because she is so very hot, and I can't name you trend predictions for next year. I can however, rattle off a list of designers who make the most wonderful clothing in the world because I've spend an obscene amount of time looking for beautiful investment pieces, things that 5 or 10 or even 15 years down the line would look as good.
For the most part, I'm an extremely boring dresser. There are a few key pieces I stick to - dark jeans, button downs and oxford shoes, all in a drab color palette of neutrals with grey and black being predominant. I hate shopping and mall-trawling so much that I buy clothes twice a year, mostly online and when I find something that fits the bill, I usually buy multiples of the same style in black, blue, white and stripes. Case in point: Brooks Brothers shirts.
My way of dressing hasn't really evolved since 5 or 6 years ago, when I first finished college and started earning enough to buy my own clothes. But I'm slowly starting to reduce the number of things I purchase in a year although the actual amount spending hasn't really gone down. This blog is a representation of my attempts at trying to live and dress simpler, to invest in things for the long term rather than to seek ephemeral gratification. This extends not only to my dress code but also in general consumption. It pains me that my children may one day be living in the pages of 'The Road', but at least I can say I have tried on my part to make it a little better for them.