Avant-Garde – Day 9
What is the difference between Avant-Garde style and “Arty-Slick” style? Wait — there’s an Arty-Slick style? Yes, and it lives somewhere between Minimalist style and Androgynous style. Wait — there’s a Minimalist style? An Androgynous style? Okay, lets back up.
I’m trying out Avant-Garde style for the month of September. It’s a bold look where your outfit is not fashion, but a form of self-expression. Here’s an example —
Then there’s Arty-Slick. According to “The Lucky Guide to Mastering any Style”, Arty-Slick is a style “Full of structured, asymmetrical jackets and dresses, layered tops with uneven hems, and boldly sculptural jewelry. This is a look about letting go of any desire to blend in with the pack.” Here are some Arty Slick gals —
And here are the Lucky Guide’s essential Arty-Slick pieces —
I’m starting to think I’m dressing more Arty-Slick. Like this —
I’m mean, I could totally fit in on that Arty-Slick page, couldn’t I? So my question is this — I could steer my fashion ship back towards Avant-Garde, but do I really want to dress like Lady Gaga at the grocery? I mean, what would that accomplish except guarantee that my children have a hefty monthly therapy bill as adults? I don’t know. I’m not sure where to go with this look now. Keep trying to go big Avant-Garde or dial it down a little to Arty-Slick. What do you think?
Or, I could always head towards Minimalist —
I do a lot of Minimalist things already. I shower minimally. I eat a healthy meal minimally and with three kids, three dogs and three cats sleeping in our house, I sleep minimally too. I’m really good at minimal self-care.
But maybe Androgynous is the way to go. Like her —
Or more likely for me —
Like this. To be honest, out of all the outfits I’ve shown you in this post, Pat’s is the one I already have in my closet…