Zara stripes are abundant as ever in my wardrobe this month, amid the pinstriped tops though, a certain pair of strange, tie-up crop trousers have by far out-beaten the rest of the blue hued garments to prime adoration in my heart. It seems that poplin stripes of baby blue tone have somewhat become the Zara uniform of the season, varying alterations of the same print feature on an undeniable akin assortment of garments at the high street store. Take these glorious trousers for example, as perfect as they are in current form, Zara has crafted a number of items albeit to similar effect: straight trousers, plain wide legged trousers, all wonderful yet all strikingly (very nearly) the same.
If not for the stripes, it is the overlying theme of blue that has engulfed Zara of late and due to such you would be surprised to walk down your local high street and not see several Zara produced, blue shoulder-bearing designs on display. The commonness of these fleeting buys is not necessarily a bad thing of course but, prolific sightings really does make the commercialised quotidian of fast fashion a reality. It certainly leaves myself waining for a little of the individual, at least. Yet with all that said, I stand there still, featuring full Zara attire and a vintage bag, sucked into the undeniable and unavoidable lure of the high street every time and quite happily so, I may add. Maybe if vintage were more available, more temptingly displayed and not left to the depths of Depop and mostly- independent vintage stores people would delve into the treasure more so yet still, isn't such unspecified chaos just the wondrous essence of vintage? It is certainly what makes pre-owned feel so special, the search required makes that one-off garment even more cherished. I guess, no matter what source comes your sartorial buy, it is not what you wear but HOW you wear it (and how you manage such in an accessibly sustainable manner) and that is exactly why I adore to mix vintage with current, in my way.
In my mind, although these pictures were taken a few weeks ago (notice the sudden length back in my hair after my last outfit post, I have had the chop once again and I am LOVING it) I have had this entire outfit bookmarked in my mind as the perfect travelling outfit for a certain city break I am taking at the end of the month. Paris is the city in particular, it shall be my first time visiting the dream French capital and I cannot wait. This outfit is probably the most Parasian-esque attire I have conjured up ever and such was honestly unintentional but, I adore it even more so for the accidental fit. Although, aside from this singular outfit, the sartorial stress has already set in - what to pack, what to buy and most importantly, WHAT TO WEAR? I will no doubt approach all three, pressing uncertainties with organised chaos, as routine but, with only mere days to go - the high street needs to churn out something special or, Depop will prevail with my summer buys. I will hopefully be taking my camera with me to take some pictures of the beautiful architecture and well, the city itself and of course, maybe even some outfit pictures along the way.