Good afternoon, fashion friends,
Sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that concrete triumphs over nature, even when living in a city as environmentally-conscious as Austin, Texas. Even on The University of Texas at Austin’s campus, at the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center where I take some classes, blank white slabs replace beaten dirt paths. But, hey, if you stomp hard enough while walking to class (as every true style maven should), a nick or two might mark those lackluster pavements permanently.
Achieving such a feat may be more probable when wearing sky-high stilettos, but I opted for wearing an outfit boasting my favorite color combination: white, black and red.
Remember that tired joke teachers told us in elementary school, something like “What’s white, black and red all over?” When we innocently asked “What?!” the teacher answered with “an embarrassed zebra.” Oh, good one. Well, ask me that now and I’ll say “c’est moi,” though embarrassment isn’t part of this game; self-confidence is.
With a completely white backdrop, I transformed into acrylic paint splattering across a blank canvas. A houndstooth cardigan and a thin, white polo mixed with bright red pants not only excites the senses, but evokes a preppy feel with some edge. My favorite part of this ensemble? The woven black shoes. With arch support, I can walk in them for miles without discomfort, which is perfect when trekking for thousands of miles to leave behind marks of my own.
Much to my surprise, I found a weed growing out of a crack between the concrete after posing for a while. Like me, Mother Nature found a way to stick out from all the industrialism. She’s got style.
Cardigan – H&M
Polo – Vince
Belt – Gift from my father
Pants – Zara
Watch – Embassy by Gruen
Shoes – Vintage
You can see a more formal version of a white, black and red ensemble in my Valentine’s Day post here.