A carte blanche to approach style from a place of intuition. What you like today is all that matters.
Personal style is just that—personal—but what if you abandoned your ego for a moment? When our decisions are hyper-constructed from a set of personal principles and influenced by, like it or not, what we see as our own “brand,” what if you put it down for a day, for this moment? Fleeing the expectations you’ve set out for yourself as being “this” or “that” kind of woman. Be how you feel instead.
Our Everyday Essentials stories for Resort 2016 are inspired by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies, a set of aphorisms—intentionally unclear—as tangential ways of approaching the creative process. Says Eno of Oblique Strategies: “If you are in a panic, you tend to take the head-on approach because it seems to be the one that’s going to yield the best results. Of course, that often isn’t the case—it’s just the most obvious.” The strategies were designed by the composer and painter as working principles for moments of pressure; where extending beyond the expected becomes everyday practice.
Eno and Schmidt’s Oblique Strategy, “Trust in the you of now” takes us back to this idea of intuitive style. “Trust in the you of now” is a carte blanche to do anything: try an outfit that isn’t “you,” wear a color because you’re drawn to it everywhere or a trend because you happen to like it. What you like today is all that matters.
Photography by TIM HOUT | Styling & words by ALEXA HOTZ