Do you dress to stand out? I seldom do but occasionally find that my normal is other people’s stand out. I always dress to be seen because invisibility feels insulting. I discovered just how visible I can tolerate this week.
Without the necklace, this outfit would look very plain.
Taking the time to dress nicely is a form of self-respect and my day always goes better when I do. Murphy’s Law ensures the day I don’t put on lipstick or finish my outfit with accessories, I’ll run into someone that makes me wish I hadn’t neglected it.
I’m not talking about over the top ornamentation…but a necklace, scarf or simple earrings are frequently all it takes to add a level of polish to your look.
This week we’ve been in an extremely casual place. I got to thinking about visibility and how loudly our clothes speak about us after an interesting evening in the local pub. The valley is filled with vacationers and has a very low key vibe.
After a day of sightseeing, we cleaned up to go to a local pub to watch the Warriors win. I kept on the same earrings, pants, and top and brushed my hat hair out, best I could.
SHOP THE LOOK
I changed out of my flat shoes to a very low block heel, freshened my lipstick and added a colorful scarf. Not very different than what I wore during the day but enough of a change to make me feel dressed up for the occasion. I was a bit dressier than the other patrons but not in a major way.
An hour after we got there a woman came in wearing the shortest, tightest skirt I’d ever seen. Her clothes made her stand out. The men and women at this pub couldn’t help but look at her…me included.
Later, I reflected on how visible I want to be and know that I’m not uncomfortable standing out… but I’m uncomfortable sticking out like a sore thumb.
How about you?
Are you uncomfortable standing out?
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