It was a very fine day today and even if there was a news advisory that the typhoon will be arriving tonight, everything seemed calm. As Gandalf rightfully put it, the deep breath before the plunge. My initial thought was to wear something summer-y. Considering that summer has already ended, it will be one of the few moments that the rain would not be falling hard.
I hoped to wear my black 8-hole Doc Martens with my skinny khaki pants today, but I also wanted to celebrate the rain-free day by using my brown Mulberry wexford messenger bag. Then a nagging thought came to my head: is this a vestiary faux pas? Or a better question is it still a faux pas?
Ever since I was little, we’ve been always told that black goes with black and brown goes with brown. Never mix the two together. If you are wearing a black pair of shoes, it is more advisable to use a black bag so the tones will not clash. Well, I’m colorblind and as I’m a big fan of neutral colors, that’s considerably reducing my choices if I were to be strictly match-y match-y. As a result, I just went for it.
I think more than the colors, one must consider the overall look as well. Personally, I’m a big fan of British street fashion (thus the infatuation with Doc Martens) and I try to sparingly incorporate some of that influence’s elements. I cannot go to the office looking like, for example, a complete skinhead (and I’m not that audacious to begin with), so just to have an approximation of that vibe is enough.
Last but not the least, match-y match-y fashion is so 1950s. I’m all for history and its significance but I’m at the modernity bandwagon.