It’s Labor Day weekend, meaning it’s time to start considering autumnal-appropriate clothing. Still, it’s always a good time to think about clothing normally well suited for the warmer months that (bummer) are about to leave us.
Earlier this year, I saw this photo on the New York & Company website.
First off, this is not a dress. No, really, the top and skirt, both of which come from NY & Co’s 7th Avenue line, match each other so perfectly. The wrap skirt is pleated fully and sits banded at the waist with a self-tie belt. The black background on both it and the top allows the floral patterns to really pop.
But if you pay attention, you’ll notice that emblazoned across the top is a message of certain import: “Speak Truth.” A great thing to think about at this time in our history, really. Speak truth about the person who you are. Speak truth about the world around you. Speak truth about how the people around you should care for others and our planet. Speak truth and show the world you’re not afraid to state your mind and take a stand for what you believe in.
Not to sound as if I”m bragging (I’m not), but I could see myself pairing these with sandy-colored hair and my best patent leather purse and run errands, do shopping, or just walk through the park on a beautiful and warm day (yes, such days will return). And when doing so, I’ll be making a statement — in more ways than one.