Shirt: Target — Skirt: Gift — Heels and bangle: Thrifted — Socks: Sock Dreams — Earrings: Vendor on campus
The other day on Twitter, Bergie (you remember Bergie!) suggested to friends far and wide that we should all do a “subversion” outfit day–basically, to either subvert your appearance through style (such as punky-haired Bergie herself going preppy for the day) or subvert your usual style by doing something unexpected.
For me, that turned into high high heels and red lips.
It was an informative experience, actually. When paired, strong makeup and high heels signal “sexiness” to me, and I have a big tangled snarl of emotions about performing sexiness!
I honestly couldn’t make myself leave the house until I added socks to the heels, which toned things down in my mind. (And this is, of course, setting aside the complications of sexiness and being “too sexy” in an office environment, which are legion.)
At the end of the day, though, I was feeling more confident about this particular look, and I’m glad I pushed that particular comfort zone a little bit. My thighs are pretty grateful I’m wearing flats today, though.
When was the last time you practiced appearance-based subversion?