Here’s a quick outfit post with a top from Kowtow that was meant to replace my retired, beloved, tattered and torn French Connection top (see below). By the time I recycled it, it had been worn on at least a biweekly basis for 7 years! It had about 10 holes in it (I know, shameful!). My BF bluntly told me it had to go. He was right. I don’t get why I liked this top so much. Technically, it’s ugly. But I thought it was interesting. I’m not into prints usually, but something about a bold black print, that isn’t full of motifs, and isn’t symmetrical, I found intriguing. I liked how it seemed to tell an abstract story and felt sort of like a Rorschach test. And of course, I’m always a sucker for a loose cotton boxy top that looks good tucked and untucked.
Anyway, when I first saw this flower Kowtow shirt… actually I had been stalking it for quite some time. It didn’t leave my mind for loosely associated qualities I found in that old top. The flowers look hand drawn, each a little different from each other. It reminded me of a little girl daydreaming in class, doodling at the corner of her notebook. And although a print, I think it’s lighthearted enough to wear over and over. Anyway, it ended up being a good purchase. I’m actually starting to experience how being aware of my own nuanced style preferences has been a big help in making better choices. And by the way, Kowtow has some great basics and nice looking trousers; if you’re in need of filling some wardrobe basics gaps and want to stay ethical, that’s a good place to start.
[outfit: kowtow flower top, Levi 501 CT, New Balance 999, Cluse watch, APC half moon bag]