WORDS BY HEATHER GWYTHER
I have a spiritual bond to black clothes that I cannot break and my approach to dressing is practical at best and perfunctory at worst. By consequence, what I wear on a daily basis is never particularly interesting. In the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t matter (sometimes I feel like nothing superficial does), but the problem is that I work in fashion – at KOIBIRD, no less, where maximalism reigns supreme and dullness goes to die. So, because it’s January, a time of year in which we are meant to better ourselves in the hope that everything else in our lives will get better too, I am going to try clothes that I normally wouldn’t. Welcome to Try January, where I’ll style an alien (to me) item three ways weekly, not only showing myself how it can be done, but hopefully encouraging you too.