Chambray Jumpsuit & Clogs: Why Say Never?

If the old adage ‘never say never’ in fashion… why the heck are people always saying never, never and NEVER. They even add in things like ‘not in a million years.’ ‘wouldn’t be caught dead.’ or ‘wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.’

It’s madness… even I do it. Scoff at one thing one day, only to cuddle it the next. It’s a dysfunctional relationship, if fashion were a person, it’d have to be the most ridiculously co-dependent doormat ever. I mean it’s not like a pair of shoes is going to tell you to ‘fuck off’ because the way you made fun of them at a party last week. No, the pair of shoes will go on your feet, maybe you give you a blister for being an ass.

“Never is the next new thing”
~Wendy Brandes says in this post.

I’ve said, I’m not going back to American Apparel, and I did. They didn’t block me at the door, telling me I couldn’t come in after I sneered at their ridiculous advertising. I said I was too old to wear things like jumpsuits (but have worn them over and over). I’ve said millions of times, I couldn’t do the hippie 70′s thing (which includes clogs) and I got clogs. I’ve also said I’d never wear this popcorn sweater again..that it was going to the incinerator after seeing a particularly unflattering picture of me wearing it.

And here it is. I did go to American Apparel (granted for my husband) and I did see this chambray jumpsuit and I love it. It’s comfortable and sassy. I did buy the Miu Miu clogs, and wore them. And the popcorn sweater, I still wear it. So why do I say never? Beats the heck out of me…

Jumpsuit: American Apparel • Sweater: Rebecca Taylor • Necklace: Nordstrom Rack • Shoes: Miu Miu • Bag: Vintage • Cuff: Market Publique • Sunglasses: Cynthia Rowley

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  1. Marissa

    I’m constantly saying never when it comes to fashion and taking it back. First it was to skinny jeans and leggings, and we all know how that turned out! Then it was rompers, yet there’s one hanging in my closet that I love. I’m afraid that clogs and overalls are next.

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  2. Midtown Girl

    Ohhhh American Apparel. I always get distracted by their ads with the model’s strange body contortions, but I have to say – they do a great job with classic casual wear!!!

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  3. Julia

    I always said I dislike the colour pink and wouldn’t wear it, yet I recently bought a pale pink jumpsuit that I’m falling in love with..photos of it in my blog! I’ve also said I hate florals-wonder when I’ll start wearing that?!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..The Pink Playsuit =-.

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      hahaha EXACTLY… i’ve said that about pink…but see my previous few posts… very, very pink.

  4. Lindsay {Shrimp}

    I couldn’t agree more with your ‘never say never’ argument! I’ve definitely found myself wincing at some snarky remark I’ve made about a certain style, just as I’m slipping in on for a night on the town, of course…! Also – I absolutely love the popcorn sweater !!!
    .-= Lindsay {Shrimp}´s last blog ..handmade feature | etsy printmakers =-.

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  5. Pixelhazard

    Yes i have definately learn the never say never rule after play suits and seeing denim on denim…I think i can definatively say never to one thing though and that has to be crocs. I just dont understand the appeal
    .-= Pixelhazard´s last blog ..Hot and sweet =-.

  6. m.fay

    i said i would never wear wide-legged pants…or glitter nail polish, or my mother’s gold jewlery. now, I can’t get enough. oh, and you look every so fab my dear in your “never ever”

    .-= m.fay´s last blog ..green goddess =-.

  7. enc

    Thank goodness you threw out “never” and put all these pieces together; this is my favorite look yet for you! Thanks for showing us!

  8. dora.et.labora

    I LOVE your post! It cracked me up :)
    You are so right with the whole ‘never-attitude’. I was blogging about gladiator soles the other day – a type of shoe that I wasn’t going to be seen dead in. Last year.
    This year it’s: welcome to my life!

    I hope you will be saying ‘never’ to loads more things because every little detail in this outfit is absolutely gorgeous!! The jumpsuit, the cardie, not to mention the necklace!

    Perhaps, ‘never’ is the idea of fashion. As you are experimenting and re-inventing styles, you are treading on a very thin line of ‘plain shit’ and ‘shit hot’. It’s only ever the people who keep wearing the ‘forever’ outfits who are missing out. Don’t you reckon?

  9. Sabine

    You are so right. The most challenging on that level is Mrs Prada who constantly comes up with ideas – lace, cat prints, clogs – I feel I could NEVER EVER wear. But a few months later I love them. I think I’ve learned my lesson now. Suit and clogs are looking fabulous on you. Which just goes to show…
    .-= Sabine´s last blog ..Don’t Smoke It, Wear It =-.

  10. Bella

    I’m loving Chambray at the moment! If done right, it looks so good. But there are certain trends I just know I can’t make work because of my body type (anything empire-waisted, for example).
    .-= Bella´s last blog ..OOTD: Yarrrr Matey =-.

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