Asos Skirt, on sale | Abercrombie & Fitch Shirt (similar here, here and here) | Zara Bag (similar here, here and here) | Hudson Mirar Boots (similar here, here and here) | Asos Scarf (similar here, here and here) | Urban Outfitters Hat (similar options here and here)
Exploration is my middle name. I indulge in the sport of discovery like a Pooh bear slurps honey (minus the sugar-induced coma afterwards). No Vasco da Gama or Space Odyssey kind of exploration for me – the focus of my desire to explore is on a micro level. The places I visit, the photos I make, the texts I write, the clothes I wear: I like to switch things up. I’m constantly on the lookout for what’s new and better (or just more interesting – because of that novelty).
For the sake of exploration, I recently tried some new garment combinations. What would be the result of putting together a lumberjack shirt (in a more fashion-forward term: a chequered shirt); a deep blue, slim fit suede pencil skirt with playful patent leather side pockets giving the skirt a fresh modern edge (on sale!); black snakeskin ankle booties; a scarf that may as well be the goddess of her species (wonderfully long and soft but chic at the same time); a blue mini messenger bag with chain; and a black feathered hat. And the doors of Middelburg, of course.
What makes sartorial exploration so fascinating is that you never know with certainty what will be the result of combining different elements. In fashion, the whole may be greater (or lesser) than the sum of its parts. You don’t know before your try. An additional intricacy is that it all depends on the judgment of the beholder. Is in this particular case the whole greater than the parts? Do you believe today’s exploration (a mixture of textures, of classic and modern elements, of sophisticated and playful pieces) was successful? If my middle name is Exploration, let yours be Judgement. Since the truth is in the eye of the beholder I’ll accept your verdict.
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