“Not trying” is the new style.

Its a struggle just to get dressed every morning.  I lounge around in my night gown, and basically remain in my jammies most of the day.  I have lots of clothes, for any occasion.  Pick a theme, I can create an outfit to fit the bill.

Current style trend is to look like you just got out of bed, and threw something on, effortless, and easy.  Not matchy-matchy, or coordinated.  You spend years learning the tricks of style, and reading fashion magazines, and books on style, then, all of the tips, and ideas become old fashioned.  “Don’t look too matchy-matchy, that dates you”, Don’t match your shoes and handbag, or wear matching sets of jewelry….don’t wear twin sweather sets together, or suit pieces,  do wear combat boots with dresses, and don’t allow your hair to be parted straight, or look too “done” and show your roots, don’t wash your hair daily,  and mess it up, it can also be “rainbow hair” any color you choose, green, blue, or all of them!  Make sure it looks like you just got out of bed too.  Purple can go with orange in clothing choices, and leopard print, and denim are neutrals, they go with everything.

So, even if style is more unkept, it remains a struggle to dress each day.  Perhaps I should have dressed this way all along.  Just get up, throw on whatever is available, wet my hair, brush my teeth, and apply some black eyeliner all around my eys, smudge it up (like a racoon) and, of course carry that fancy seasonal, “of the moment” bag.  I’d be rocking it,  and looking fifty+, not frumpy, and on trend.

I have boyfriend jeans, converse sneakers, capri’s, tee shirts, and tops galore of various colors, and cuts….now most ladies are wearing leggings, and sports wear daily.  Leggings are the staple of every shape and size female.  I don’t like leggings, they don’t enhance my assets, they increase the negative, in my opinion.  Only a few can pull off leggings, and look good doing so.  Leggings, and jeans are hot in the summer, linen shorts, or long loose fitting, complement the weather best I think.  Linen looks great wrinkled, and another great alternative for summer is seersucker.  I have these fabrics, shorts, skirts, long, and capri lenght pants, tops…..I don’t see why this attire can’t be considered effortless style, perhaps I’ll have to crumple it up, and roll around on the floor with it, wear green linen with pink……I’m going to attempt to do this today.  I’m going to an outdoor concert in the park, perfect time to just throw something on, only it will take over an hour to look effortless, and throw this together for me!  Cheers to effortless, and not wasting time.

Why do I/we concern ourselves with this style/fashion dilemma anyway?  My husband says, “Nobody is looking at you, they don’t care, they’re too busy worrying about themselves.” Well, I say if someone is going to look at me, I should at least either cause no reaction, or a positive/pleasant one in the minds of those who aimlessly pass me in our daily lives.  We’re always thinking, subconsious thoughts flow through our heads constantly, perhaps someone will think, when they look at me, she looks nice, her outfit is cool, she looks well put together……not, like I often think when I see many people’s outfits when I’m out, ” she looks like crap, did they just roll out of bed, and go out like that?”  See,  she is a modern day fashionista, I’m the out of touch, struggling fashionista….in a bathrobe lifestyle.  I should just wear my jammies, and robe out today, I’d look like I just rolled out of bed, effortlessly, bad breath and all!


About rsrwrn2014

Married, RN x 30+ years, fashion in a bathrobe lifestyle resulted from my lifestyle outside of work. Although I love fashion, beauty, and all things style related, the major portion of my days don't allow for fashion/style. I wear nursing uniforms, and sneakers mostly. I love make-up, clothes, hairstyles/color so much......I'm a frustrated fashionista. I blog to talk about my thoughts on being fashionable, and I find pleasure in all things that are designed to make us feel more beautiful.
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