I wore this the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
I took part in my church’s Good Friday Service and was personally reflecting on the emotional aspect of Good Friday, yet at the same time I was looking forward to all the joy and celebration of Easter. I felt like I couldn’t fully be introspective and mournful or be fully joyful and positive. So I wanted to express that sort of unbalanced feeling by looking both formal and casual with colors that were both bright and dark. The thought came to my mind to mix wearing a collared shirt with a casual t-shirt over it.
Past the Awkwardness…
I normally don’t like wearing a collared shirt over t-shirts. I think it personally reminds me of how badly I personally dressed back in high school. Back then, I’d just grab any crazy colored flannel shirt and wear it with any old t-shirt. Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with wearing that kind of outfit, but the result for me personally was a skinny asian boy wearing an oversized-crazy-patterned shirt with a random out-of-place t-shirt. Looking back I felt like my outfit back then was really unbalanced and a bit awkward (although awkwardness does accurately expresses my overall high school experience, so maybe it was the right style for that time of my life)
So after high school I noticed myself subtly avoiding wearing such a combination. But wearing this outfit, it showed me that when I wear a solid colored collared shirt over a solid colored t-shirt, I felt like I looked a little more balanced and my overall look was more in unison with everything else. It seems like matching the color patterns of both the outside and inside shirts can makes your outfit look a little more put together. I’m actually kind of excited now that I have possibly something other than a cardigan to wear over my t-shirts.
Also I happen to go to Zara and found these amazing shoes and decided to wear it with this outfit. Seemed to work great because the blue happened to match my outer shirt. You don’t see it in my photos here but I also wore a belt that matches the brown on these shoes.
Light Blue Shirt: H&M (Similar)
Dark Collared Shirt: Target (Exact)
Jeans: Levi’s (Similar)
Shoes: Zara (Exact)