What do you do when you know in advance when you’ll fail a style challenge prompt? You get dressed and go about your day.
When the prompt for my wardrobe challenge was “go monochrome in a bright colour” I knew it wasn’t going to happen.
I just don’t do bright colour – it could be because it doesn’t go with my skin tone, or because I prefer to blend in with the crowd… bright colours aren’t my jam. This is why Melbourne style resonates with me so much – all the neutrals! I’ve mentioned that red is the brightest thing I can wear, and I can only do that in small amounts – like a red top with something neutral. Certainly not red everything.
However, since getting dressed is a necessity in our society, and it also happens to be cold, I still did the monochrome prompt by wearing a black jeans. Yeah, real bright, right?
For colour I threw on a fairly newly acquired Uniqlo x Ines De La Fressange bomber (bought second hand from a lovely seller on Carousell) and matched it with some khaki ankle boots. I had thought this bomber was the padded kind, like the original bombers, but it turned out to be a lightweight cotton one. Nothing a turtleneck underneath can’t fix – and it may get more wears than the thicker one as I could wear it in spring too.
As I was popping in and out of the Team Style File wardrobe challenge I also wore this hat c/o Zaful. It’s actually been a pretty versatile hat – neutral (obvs), and being made of felt it keeps my noggin warm when the temps get low.
What I’m Wearing
- Bomber jacket: Uniqlo X Ines De La Fressange (second hand from Carousell)
- Shirt: Standard James Perse
- Jeans: Levi’s Wedgie
- Boots: Office
- Hat: c/o Zaful
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