21.2.13

Style As An Act of Rebelion

My penchant for getting my protest on would probably explain my undying adoration of Chloe Sevingy’s latest collection for Opening Ceremony, which was inspired by the free thinking and restlessness of the youth of the 1960’s protesting era. During this counter culture movement, a divided worldview between the old and the young generation caused for maaaaajor friction regarding opinions on the ongoing war in Vietnam, sexuality, women’s rights, democracy, environmentalism, and differing interpretations of the “American Dream”. (UM…wait a minute! Does that sound familiar to anyone else? Are we talking 1964 or 2013?) All this talk of counter culture and protesting and dissent and civil disobedience was gettin' me hot and bothered! (And it gave birth to my Chloe X Opening Ceremony inspired ensemble!) Then I had a (small) epiphany. These elements are exactly why fashion seduces and thrills me the way it does. I delight in the fact that I can use my style as an act of rebellion. For me, this is what fashion is all about. Making a sartorial statement that pushes up against social norms or challenges the status quo. The name of the blog “Pardon My Fashion” actually came from the fact that what Chels and I wear often elicits a rather 'uncomfortable' reaction from people. But the reactions are exactly what I’m after. As long as I’m getting some kind of rise out of you, whether positive or negative, I figure I’m doing something right…right?!

Target hat. Thrifted angora sweater. Thrifted corduroy skirt. Forever 21 sandals and necklace.

Until next time,

Brittany

37 comments:

  1. ok um I'm OBSESSED with this post X 50000000000. I just did a post on chloe sevingy's collection, it literally is the best thing ever. Just in general what is there not to like about the 60s?!?! oh gosh, I totally feel you about getting all hot and bothered by talking about the 60s. too much perfection. And I have to say, this outfit is definitely spot on. LOVE it. I will definitely be taking inspiration from this and this whole post in general. YOU'RE FABULOUS

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  2. I completely agree with you about using fashion as a way of daily rebellion. I also feel like it is a way to give us power in our day to day lives; despite the fact that we are probably following a routine week to week everyday we can make it radically different through our attire and almost become a different person each day. Style is an unbelievably interesting topic to explore.
    -Ashley
    http://www.elegantidiosyncrasy.com/

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  3. ahhh im going to use the term "spirit animal" but don't hold it against me for lack of a better description....I feel the same way.....fashion is how you chose to portray yourself to the outside world, eliciting any kind of reaction from people is wayyyy better than no reaction in my book. Life is too short to be boring and play it safe, that is why i LOVE you guys. PS you totally look like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde in this number......beyond chic!!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  4. Great sandals.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  5. OMG love this post. genius writing & great style.
    plus teal and red always pair so beautifully.

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  6. You definitely make a statement with your clothes :) I love the thought of pushing the status quo with clothes. It's also kind of interesting to think of the context which you're in, cause what's controversial and innovative somewhere might be totally acceptable somewhere else. Love your hat, and the length of the frilled skirt. I've seen shorter ones, but never this midi length, and I gotta say I'm a fan!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  7. You look like such a model! Your beret is so darling and those SHOES - I want!!

    xo
    Rebecca
    www.rebeccamarin.com

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  8. You look great, like a modern- day Bonnie from Bonnie & Clyde. I love the flames and colour combo.

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  9. Love this outfit, I love your blog, thanks for your comment. kiss

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  10. Fantastic look! Red & blue are a dream-team and the metallic sandals are so NOW! Fab!

    Have a nice weekend, Jen

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  11. wonderful look- i love your beanie.
    so cute!
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  12. Absolutely adorable! I especially love your shoes here.

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  13. Reactions are great~even the negative ones cuz it means you are a stand out from the expected and ordinary!! You Cali girls are super standouts!

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

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  14. You look Faye Dunaway! Such a cool outfit. Keep riling them up, lady.

    -Lora
    www.hungryheartvintage.com

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  15. Love love love this. And I agree with the poster above...you DO look like Faye Dunaway.

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  16. Ohh I love it! You're rocking the beret!
    xo
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net

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  17. Really love this combination!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  18. Great inspiration for this outfit. I share your love of the latest collection by Chloe Sevingy for Opening Ceremony.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  19. You are so right about fashion in general - I always love to see someone embrace their inner style, it makes for the greatest looks! I'm loving how you put this outfit together :)

    ♡jilly
    sorelle in style

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  20. Awesome outfit and you are right! Following you ladies, keep it up! xo
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  21. I really love that kind of skirt! Saddly enough, it would look awful on me!

    Alexandra
    http://theshoependant.com

    Check my giveaway here:
    http://www.theshoependant.com/2013/02/win-new-glam-dress-for-your-iphone.html

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  22. Lovely, really like the red and blue together! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  23. Love the pale blue and red together, such a cool style!

    xx

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  24. wow, you totally look like you belong in a fashion magazine or something. loving this vintage inspired look. the colours go so well together and this is such a simple yet classy look. xo

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  25. This outfit is absolutely incredible, I like so much the mix of a kind old-new look!!

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  26. Great pictures! Love how you matched the red and the light blue!

    XX

    www.themirroronthewall.com

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  27. I seriously JUST bought a skirt so similar to this, and I wore it with blue! Interesting post. So many use fashion as a way to conform (brand slaves) it's good to remind people it can be used to rebel too! Beautiful as always, mama!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  28. I love your silver flats.They look so good with your outfit.Just perfect
    Stiletto High Heels

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  29. Great blog and post!

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Elegant in Oxblood'.

    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  30. LOVE the sandals! Great blog, I'll be back!

    xo
    Sarah

    www.stylesarah.com

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  31. This look is so gorgeous! I love the coordinated colors. So very French vintage :)

    Fleur d'Elise

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