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Outfit | How Normcore Is This?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
P.S - I wrote this like in May but didn't post it because, laziness right timing.
Hol'up. I feel like I've been sleeping on the "what's in and what's not' news flash again. Why, I was just randomly going through the internet when I saw the word normcore thrown at me. I hit up my best pal 'google' asap and did a lot of reading up to get myself in the know. I found out that there were actually different ideas of what the trend was about and it seemed like no one really understood the essence of it.
I must admit, I was a bit confused myself and tried to initiate conversations with fellow fashion enthusiasts on this normcore thing but unfortunately they all fell my hand.
"Normcore is a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing. The term combines the words "normal" and "hardcore", and was coined by K-Hole, a trend forecasting group"
Ha ha. So i've basically been going up against people who think they have style but are just the "everyday-dress-good-ordinary nothing-so-wow-about-your-outfit-people". It looks like they are the new cool thing right now. I mean, was this normcore thing started as a way to mock the authentic ones who are constantly serving us real style?
Apparently its some form of reply to the "dare to be different" ones. Its saying to hell with your authenticity, personal style statement and what-not, we don't need our clothes to make a statement.
It seems anti-style is the new cool. I personally don't think normcore is anti style! There's this coolness to it even though they swear there wasn't any effort that proves otherwise. According to The guardian, normcore wearers are people who do not wish to distinguish themselves from others by their clothing and not necessarily "sloppy" dressing.
Here's my own definition of normcore I culled from all the chaos of ideas on it out there :
Normcore is easy to wear, its comfort, its not loud yet stylish in its own way and finally its void of excess. In normcore prints and bright colours don't exist.
But I'm not so sure. You see, this normcore trend confuses me as well so maybe a little help here? Is this outfit normcore enough?

Incase you're still a bit confused : if you have to throw on a turban, or bow tie, or tweak your outfit in other to stand out then no you're not exactly normcore. Not quite

Cassandra Ikegbune
Xoxo

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Oh, what it'll feel like to be free

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
I'm constantly conjuring up outfits in my head. Everyday. At all times. While walking on the road, watching tv, and especially while surfing the net. Steady looking for style inspirations.
In my mind I put together these amazing looks and In my little notebook I jot them down, storing them for some time in the future when the odds are in my favour. 

You see. I live in a house where your outfit is well scrutinized before you leave, minimal skin must be shown.
In a neighbourhood where people constantly poke their noses into eachothers business,judging.
I school in an environment where a particular standard is required of us (have to look like future doctors) and where most people aren't so fashion inclined.
I'm from a country where the heat level has already wiped out any dreams of experimenting. You want to keep it simple least you have a heat stroke
     Inhibitions from all angles.from everycorner.

Seeing as I have no car yet, I do a lot of walking 
I want to wear my croptops out on the street with no fear whatsoever of being labelled. I want to wear my knee high socks . 
I want to be able to wear my hightops with my favourite denim shorts out of my house, out on the street
I want to tie a turban,experiment with scarves. I want to the baggy jeans.
I want sturdy boots, I want to see what I can do with my socks and a short gown 
I want to be surrounded by people who appreciate and understand how much fun fashion is so I don't feel dressing up is a waste of time and outfit. 
I want to be able to fund all these things -__- 
I don't want to have to keep storing clothes waiting for an event or a social gathering. 

I guess all I'm saying is I want to be free to express myself and explore the depth of my creativity. To go through all phases and finally find my style.

Contrary to the opinions of most, i don't have a closet full of clothes and shoes. Although i dream of the day i'll wake up to that beautiful sight, when i'll be able to afford all items of clothing i want but right now, I'm just a fashion lover doing what I can with what I have.



These are some looks i'll love to try which i can't because of all my constraints




       


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