After doing a wardrobe purge with friend and fellow fashion blogger Angel, unfortunately more than 70% of my wardrobe is still left. (Luckily, four bags were filled for WIZO!) What I did learn from the experience (besides the traumatic moment that yes, you do have to let go of that sparkly tube top sometime!) was that unfortunately, I dress too young for my age. I am 27 years old and yes, I do love logo print tees like the rest of them, but sometimes you have to forgo the neon emblazoned shirts for something a little more–well, mature. In the name of fashion, of course.
What does it mean to be age appropriate anyway? And what’s wrong with wearing polka dots, tie-dye dresses, and t-shirts with John Cusack from the 80s. Nothing, of course! But you shouldn’t be surprised when you already have a baby face and your clothes make the average person mistake you for 20 instead of 27! This has happened to me plenty of times and this constant mistake, along with the closet purging (which, I’m told, does get easier. I think I’ll stop bawling my eyes out now!) will only get better if I dress more my age.
And so, for my daily outfit post, I put together an outfit with clothes that I always had but never thought I would get together in a single combination (I’m also not used to wearing as many skirts as I used to because, well, it’s just easier for me to be more casual in Tel Aviv.) Not only does it let me do up my playful side (polka dots will never go out of style) and create a color combination that I’ve never thought of, but it also helps me feel more glamorous, and yes, older! And yes, the skirt is from my favorite store in all of Tel Aviv–Cafe Bizarre (150 Ben Yehuda) and the designer is Inbal Gvili.
Thanks to Angel for being another set of eyes, and helping me to see something I never would have thought of on my own. And for letting me know that yes, it’s ok to wear two different shades of blue in the same outfit!
Shirt: Delias (Can I get any younger?), Skirt: Inbal Gvili, Cafe Bizarre, Shoes: Payless, Cardigan: American Apparel
Here’s another color combination. Black and white and gray. Let’s see if it works.
Wondering if I look glam yet.
Shirt: HDL Daphna Levinson, Skirt: Cafe Bizarre, Lace-Up Flats: Steve Madden, Nordstroms