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[Daily Outfit]

[Daily Outfit]

Happy Friday! If you're like me, you just don't have time to follow the latest trends these days. I looked back on my blog to see how I've evolved over the years with my style choices and I must say it was entertaining to say the least. I've grown from over-accessorizing to outlandish colors and "costumes" I most likely would never wear today.

Though I still see fashion as my creative outlet, my choices have become a lot more practical than anything else. What I've been gravitating towards are items and pieces that fit comfortably, flatter my body-type and make me feel like well, me. This would be one of those type of outfits. This is a typical "Ruby" outfit that has evolved over the years. A little bit more modest but still cute with the mocked neck and zipper details on the shoulders. I appreciate basic pieces like this and of course the cropped cut makes it more modern. That's about all the "trendiness" I need for now. Of course some distressed jogger jean shorts make it all the more casual. Lower heels or sneakers have been my go-to footwear of choice. I used to be into a lot of platform and height but for everyday purposes, it is just too impractical. 

Now that I have blue/silver hair, accessorizing just hasn't become necessary. But silver tones are. That's why I finished this look with my cut-out cat-eye sunglasses from Zero UV and a delicate handchain from Haati Chai in silver. Both subtle but significant pieces to create a unique touch to the look. I like accenting looks with subtle jewelry pieces like this. Simple but significant.

I also feel the best when I'm in something comfy like this. For many years of my life I deterred from wearing anything deemed "comfortable" because in my head, that meant you were being sloppy. But, there's a way of doing it. Whether it's the simple jewelry in unique designs or cropped sweaters with zippers, I think tiny details such as this creates an overall look of sophistication even in the most simple combinations. 

Everything feels better in subtlety-- whether it's your fashion choices or everyday life choices. I don't mean to blend in with the crowd by any means. If you are a peacock, be a peacock but also on the other hand, if you're a shy turtle, then by all means don't be afraid to be that shy turtle. (This topic can be a blog post all on its own so let me leave that statement at that.) But to speak on subtlety, when you speak or do things all without a filter, there is no intelligence behind it. And plus, wouldn't you want to leave some things to the imagination? Don't word vomit, y'all. Some things really are better kept to yourselves! Anyways, what an odd topic to kick off fourth of July weekend! But whatever you do this weekend, stay safe and stay true to your own style. Fashion is just that; it is an expression of yourself. Nobody else. Alright? Love y'all!



What I'm Wearing:

[Sunglasses: Zero UV]

[Handchain: Haati Chai]

[Cropped Sweater: Pylo]

[Shorts: Greenpoint Girls]

[Shoes: Vans]

Shot by Leo.

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