Don’t Take the Edge Off: Put It On

I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’re hearing this, but I’ve got to say that black is such a powerful color; it represents a full absorption of light. Yet, instead of the color taking my inner light away, ironically, I feel that it’s darkness works to my advantage–when I wear edgy black pieces, I am empowered to conquer my fears and transcend my mental boundaries. Honestly speaking, the quote “taking the edge off” is one that should be completely thrown out the door when it comes to personal style. A good amount of edge may facilitate personal growth as you crush your apprehension and overcome limitations–it’s what gets you closer to your ideal self.

In this look, I wore a vest from a new brand; Jolie by Edward Spiers was a line I discovered on one of my favorite places to shop, yoox.com. I’ve always found some unique vintage-inspired designer pieces on the site, which carries a vast array of classic designers like YSL, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, etc., but also holds some lesser known, yet equally talented independent labels. While brand loyalty is something I definitely believe in, I absolutely love experimenting with new designers I’ve never heard of before–it’s sort of like diversifying your fashion portfolio.

Underneath, I wore a basic long-sleeve, body hugging top from Talbots, and tucked this into light military green skinny jeans from the brand Free People. I decided to wear comfortable, yet tighter fitting basics because I wanted to highlight the over sized nature and abstract cut of the vest. Of course, my black Loomrack sunglasses were a must for this edgy, rock-babe inspired look. Lastly, I wore calf-length black socks from Uniqlo, tucked underneath my skinny jeans, and black booties that I had bought almost 4 years ago from Nordstrom. Oh–and here’s another note about black items–they’ll last you almost a lifetime and hardly ever get dirty (or, won’t appear dirty, at least).

If you don’t believe me, believe Amy Winehouse–she had the right idea. Whenever you’re feeling stuck in life–just go back to black 🙂

 

XOXO,

-MS

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