I sat down this weekend to type out an article about fabric. Instead, after seeing an article on Coveteur about why women need black stilettos, I ended up writing about when style isn't about expressing yourself.

Thinking about the tension between style and comfort had me thinking about what professional women on a day-to-day basis hope to get out of their outfit: are they most preoccupied with expressing who they are, or are they more concerned with something else (projecting confidence, adhering to a uniform, being comfortable, etc.)? How are these goals weighed against each other? In my case, I realized that my style goal wasn't to fully express myself, but to express myself just enough while prioritizing other goals.