Recently Seattle was listed as #6 worst dressed city in the world. And you know, I kind of get it. Seattle’s really laid back about work dress codes, and comfort is #1 for most people. We really love our plaid shirts and windbreakers here. (And I won’t even mention the outfits that can be spotted in especially hipster areas or on the Microsoft campus. They’re shocking.) Personally, I spend most of my time doing an inky, greasy job. While printing, I live in old band tee shirts, hoodies, stained/torn jeans, and sneakers that have seen better days. I’m definitely a fashion offender. It just doesn’t seem important to get “dolled up” to stand in front of my press. She doesn’t judge.
HOWEVER… I really do appreciate fashion. I love wearing simple, classic, well made clothes. It’s an issue of time and effort. Most days, it just doesn’t happen – i’m up and gone and onto the next thing. But on select non-print days, or days with client meetings, I really enjoying dressing up. It doesn’t happen often enough. (And it’s probably time to start acting like the owner of a growing business. Down with grunge.)
So, in honor of cleaning up Seattle’s fashion reputation, here’s a new segment of the blog called “Dress the Printer!” As a child, I loved playing paper dolls – meticulously cutting them out and carefully choosing their outfits. This is kind of like that. When i’ve chosen a particularly non-grungy outfit, i’ll document it (for posterity!) and share my shopping sources. Hopefully it will be fun for you and inspire me to fashion success! Let’s get Seattle off that list… who’s with me?
Pencil Skirt and Sweater from the Gap Outlet
Boots by Clarks (last season)
Necklace by Yellow Owl Workshop
Iphone Case by Tech Candy