A future sans pant suits.
I am 22 years old, caught in between a world of crop-top wearing, wine-funneling nights and pant-suit wearing, coffee-sipping mornings. I am currently on the brink of post college life and to say that my unsecured future is scary would be an understatement. However, the thought of owning the traditional wardrobe of a corporate, number-crunching, office employee is far more terrifying. I have vowed to never be seen in a frumpy, all-black skirt suit with my hair in a bun, neutral lipstick stains on my Starbuck’s coffee cup and an extra pair of nude stockings stuffed into my briefcase. THIS WILL NOT BE ME. It seems as if the business industry swallowed every pretty-colored blouse in the world and now all we have left to choose from is charcoal grey and jet black.
Why can’t a women wearing a striped shirt, hoop earrings and maroon flats be taken seriously? Why are interesting fabrics, bright colors, and fun patterns considered unserious? To me, these fundamental elements of design are the most important and serious principles in the world. To me, getting dressed in the morning is serious. This ritual should take time and thought and not be a careless, let-me-just-slip-on-that-same-pant-suit-I-wore-Monday action. Getting dressed in the morning is a gift. Ask yourself, “what do I want to be today?” What outfit will make me feel happy and represent this feeling to the rest of the world? How can I show my best self? When you look good, you feel good. It is that straight forward and I will not let a pant suit get in the way.