My outfits at my previous workplace were quite often a conversation piece and more often than not, filled me with the joy and confidence to keep expressing myself through clothing and accessories. Only today (in my new place of employment) have I had a few comments which again, prove that I may somehow know how to throw an outfit together.
I was asked this morning, firstly, how many pairs of 'funky' glasses I have. I counted up that I own around five or six pairs with my current prescription but hadn't really thought about them being funky. When I gave it some thought though, yea most are, a little or a lot (like today's pair), out of the ordinary.
Then I was questioned whether I had a background in art. Ummm, far from it! But I could totally see where the lady was coming from given the stark contrast in my outfit to the multitude of stock-standard black pant /blouse/shirt options around. Don't get me wrong - the black pant is a staple in any worker's wardrobe but a staple that doesn't always have to be paired with white, grey or black.
That brings me to the second conversation that my outfit triggered today (in the ladies bathroom of all places). It came from someone who I think works in marketing - a department I usually associate with, dare I say it, funky people. This lady certainly looked smart in her black pants, black top and black shoes. She turned to me while drying her hands and said 'i lurrve your outfit' ... the chatter then revealed that she could never wear colour because ... everything she owns is black. I encouraged her to add a bit of colour into her wardrobe but she didn't seem convinced - almost like that she wasn't confident enough to step out of the shadows.
So, is your style a direct reflection of your personality? I basically just wear things I like ... simple as that.