Zara skirt (a/w11), Steve Madden heels
Outfit for a birthday reunion. So I arrive and say hellos to people, and suddenly a guy stops me and says, "you're making all of us look bad, look at me I'm just wearing jeans, next time you should tell us what you're going to wear."
I couldn't help but laugh, I knew he was joking, but I thought it was interesting to touch upon that concept of being overdressed or underdressed. I do think about the place I'm going to, and try to dress accordingly, other times I dress according to an outfit I already have on my mind, oohh I'm going to wear that skirt I just bought, or the shirt I haven't worn in a long time. Sometimes I don't "hit the mark" usually being slightly "overdressed." But do you always have to blend in? Is it OK to wear an outfit that you like and feel comfortable with, but to others you look overdressed? Such was the case for this outfit, I totally liked it, and definitely didn't think I was too dressed up, plus I was so excited to wear my new skirt I got on sale (yay!), the only one left, it's slightly big, but nothing a belt can't fix. What if the dressing average is low, so comparatively you look overdressed? (Sorry math geek here).
I read in a magazine, Harper's Bazaar actually, while waiting for the doctor, that one sign of elegance is understatement (quoting Claudia Schiffer), but is understatement synonymous of being underdressed? Is it better to be overdressed or underdressed? Ahh the dilemmas of fashion & style hehe.Tweet