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  • Writer's pictureBen Pechey

The New Look: 2.0

Once upon a time, I was one of those annoying people who had a fashion uniform. I remember thinking at the time, that I was effortless and chic. Certainly, I was happy, so that is something! 

I want to take the time to reflect on what is now my new chic, and how that differs from a few years ago.

As a fashion student and a fashion writer I spend nearly all of my time looking at fashion, I am a big fan of fashion and clothes, but sometimes when it comes to dressing myself I just want dependable comfort. 

Thus I have become an outfit repeater, my current look represents my current dressing regime. Simple striped tee, jeans and a trainer. This is my off duty uniform, it is not completely unfashionable and there is something quite lovely in looking low maintenance. 

For me I don’t want to look like I am trying too hard every day, I want to appear effortless and dare I say it, chic.

Back in 2018, this was what made me happy, and in a way, my own version of put together. I still have the top and shoes, but they are now confined to the house as loungewear. I am not saying that I look like today’s pictures every day, but when I am reaching for a low effort best foot forward outfit, something like this is always top of the bill. 

Textures like faux leather and the plissé pleat of these trousers give the outfit dimension. Add in a fun vintage tie and killer accessories, and suddenly this outfit is easy, chic and the best everyday version of me! 

This is the 2.0 version of my uniform, 2021’s non-binary New Look if you will.

Thanks as always for joining me darlings. Join me next week to discover your authentic self. 

Shot by Rachel Pechey


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