Is this too much pink for a 30-something professional? I hope the answer is “no”, because … well, the deed is done. I wore this outfit to work, and I only felt a smidge self-conscious in it. We’ll come back to that in a minute. First, let me say that I am warming up to this blazer; it always helps when a blazer is soft and comfortable, because that is a fairly rare thing. I am still unsure about it from a colour palette/style perspective, but I am experiencing the familiar feeling of “there’s nothing wrong with it, gotta make it work”. Know what I mean? I know I shouldn’t let my sartorial decisions be ruled by that kind of thinking, but old habits are hard to break.
I had an epiphany recently. You will recall that I’ve mentioned being drawn more towards more muted colours and neutrals lately; and I should clarify that it’s a question of feeling more comfortable when I wear those types of colours. My eye will never not love to look at bright colours — all the colours, all at once. I recently realized that the place where I feel most UNcomfortable wearing bright colours (or statement accessories for that matter) is the train, on my commute to work. I think it’s because the majority of people on the train are dressed very casually, and I hate the feeling of standing out by being “overdressed”. Is “inconspicuous” a style persona? Because that’s who I want to be on the train.