I wouldn’t consider myself an icon in the slightest! Nor would I say I have a specific style.
However, I love experimenting and the idea of having no boundaries with fashion excites me!
Therefore, you’ll understand the hurdle I had to jump when I started my job.
Navy, tailored suit wear.
The uniform guidelines combined with every girl working there wearing the same, standard, plain, ‘office wear’ dress was my worst nightmare.
WHERE IS THE INDIVIDUALITY AND EXPRESSION?!
So, that’s when I thought,
“Let’s switch up these gender roles!”
I brought the male out of the female. I mean, why not? The world would be a bit boring if we all dressed accordingly!
I’m a HUGE fan of the masculine style, ‘work wear’ look for women.
It’s sassy, strong and screams independence.
It’s as if it’s a sign of rebellion. Rebelling against the norm. The norm that women should wear a pencil skirt, not cigerrette trousers. Or a round neck blouse, not a collared shirt.
The sassy flares, paired with a sophisticated pearl embellished shirt has aspects that compliment both the feminine and masculine sides to women.
And guess what?!
My new colleagues loved the outfit, aswell as customers, complimenting on how smart I looked.
So, the moral of this story?
Break them rules. Mix up them gender roles. Be masculine. Be feminine. Be you.