As many of you know, the weather in Chicago is known to be unpredictable. Therefore, I was a bit bummed when I woke up to see that the morning of July 4th was overcast with some wind.
I was originally planning to wear a vintage slip dress with red, white, and yellow flowers all over it, so I was at a loss of what to do when I woke up. It is simply yet another case of last minute outfit rearranging, and unfortunately, I didn’t have Cher’s outfit coordinating computer program from “Clueless” to help me, so I had to think fast before my roommates and I headed out to brunch. I pawed through my closet while “Chariots of Fire” was playing in my head for some strange reason.
Ultimately, I had the fun thought, why not grunge it up? The 4th of July is usually such a patriotic and preppy holiday that people feel the need to set aside a Brooks Brothers shirt specifically for the occasion. Seeing it as a chance to not be of the norm, I threw together some basics, and came up with this:
I am wearing an old pair of jeggings with a one-shouldered black top, accessorized with a red, white, and blue flannel and sandals that I found for a hefty price at DSW. Because the pants and the top are so simple, I thought that the pop of the flannel and the ugly chic aesthetic of the sandals would make the outfit so unlikely to be patriotic that it’s, well… patriotic.
I was quite pleased to say that I got a lot of compliments on my one-shouldered top yesterday. And now, with the slightest bit of a hangover, I regret to say that I must run some errands and go back to my everyday American life. Because it’s my duty as an American citizen… right?