Primark dress, Primark shirt, Accessorize tights, Primark brogues, H&M belt, Eclectic Eccentricity bracelet, Primark bangle… lots of Primark today!
The mantra everyone lives by in the advertising industry is K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple, Stupid. Kinda insulting, but gets a point across none the less.
Fashion often tells us that simplicity is key – muted tones, classic shapes, tried and tested looks that can be worn season after season in a multitude of ever-so-slightly-different-but-practically-the-same ways. How many times have you heard ‘jeans and a white t-shirt will always be stylish’? Too many, I say.
I’ve never really been one for simplicity. I like PRINT and COLOUR and SPARKLY THINGS. I use exaggerated alliteration when I write, I’ve never had a French manicure and I hate minimalism. Complexity (like wallpaper patterns that provoke headaches, or the writing of George Orwell) is fun to figure out.
There’s absolutely nothing simple about this outfit. Colour pop tights, denim, stripes, sequins, leather, stitched brogues… it’s enough to make one’s head explore. But I like it.
How about you? Are you a complex beast or a simple fellow? Is style all about complimentary colours and flattering shapes or do you prefer to clash and clutter? I’d love to know!
PS – Mastering a joyous jumping shot ain’t so simple either… here’s my best attempt! Don’t laugh. Please.