Fashion, turn to the Left. Fashion, turn to the right. Such a great song. Huge fan of 80’s music.
I am also a self-proclaimed fashion disaster. Most of my ensembles have the fashion police looking to arrest me, lock me up & throw away the key. Maybe even throw in a touch of water-boarding for good measure. Although I would never ever wear jeans with a jean jacket. Even I know that much! Clothes never fit me right and I just can’t seem to care all that much. What preferences I do have are a tad eclectic, ranging from Wonder Woman underroos in kindergarten to pink plastic Converse Chuck Taylors in college and Vineyard Vines present day. And yes, I will wear VV or Lily Pulitzer with Converse Chuck Taylors. Despite my enthusiastic lack of effort, I managed to amass a pretty nice (if not slightly dated) corporate career wardrobe, a mix of J Crew and Boden with a little Loft, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor thrown in. Shoes from Nordstrom, of course.
Now I wear these
And I wear them at least five days per week between work, school and stages. Awesome, right? You feel “professional” for a couple days, then you feel like you look like everyone around you and realize that everyone looks a tad…frumpy. Not super flattering. But, until you’re out of school and in a “real” kitchen these are the culinary student standards. Besides, it’s already put together for you, easy for a fashion senseless person like myself. Would be great if Vineyard Vines could make some kitchen clothes. I would so rock little whale chef pants. Until such day happens I will make do with what I’m told to wear, paired with blue/white/pink polka dot socks.
On a more serious note, I have noticed that people treat me very differently on the T if I’m in my kitchen clothes versus business attire. Not cool at all. Food industry folk work HARD and they handle your FOOD. I could care less how I’m treated on the T as long as you don’t try to talk to me/touch me/look at me, but show a little respect. Now, go back and watch that David Bowie video again, it’s that good.