What Katie Wore part II

At the beginning of last year, a friend alerted me to the blog, What Katie Wore. The premise of the blog was simple, as a love letter to Katie, her boyfriend Joe would document her daily outfits but with a twist – she had to wear a different outfit every day for a year. Word spread, the blog became a cult and we have spent the past 12 months witnessing Katie’s many fine ways with coloured tights, playful jewels and a cheery knit.

Today the blog reached its 365th day and the end of the challenge. Not! Katie and Joe have had such good times with the blog that they’re carrying it on. Good decision!

I love that something as simple as playing dress up can be such a brilliant source of entertainment to so many. Katie’s style is a million miles from mine but just looking at those colourful ensembles makes me reach for the red cardigan instead of the grey. On the same subject, Susie Bubble wrote a post this week in answer to someone who had sent her quite a puzzling email. The crux of his message was the complaint that ‘fashion has turned into cries for attention rather than practicality’, and he cited ‘bizarre trinkets and bright colors’ as being major offenders.

I was completely bamboozled. In this day and age, how on earth can anyone be seriously offended by what people wear when they are simply being creative and fun? Now, more than ever, with the internet allowing fashion access to all, there is no need to wear boring clothes unless you want to. There is nothing more delightful than catching sight of someone who takes real pleasure in what they wear (and maybe stealing a little bit of their look for your own. Er, guilty!).

So to the Katies, Susies and other dresser-uppers out there, I say never mind the naysayers, keep it coming…






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16 Responses to What Katie Wore part II

  1. Style Mews says:

    WOW like a fashion rainbow! the blog sounds so sweeet, i'm hoping over to it right now!

  2. WendyB says:

    Love the monochromatic looks.

  3. Make Do Style says:

    Well said and yes it was quite sad when Joe emailed to say it was over!

  4. Zenobie says:

    I saw that post that you mentioned from Susie’s blog, his message actually made me laugh out loud – the fact that he was so bothered about it that he was compelled to write an e-mail about it is just hilarious. It reminded me of those people who write into points of view and sign off as something like “outraged of Leeds”! I have seen what Katie wore a couple of times but I didn’t realise that it was a different-outfit-every day challenge, what a cool idea!

  5. Liberty London Girl says:

    Hear! Hear! LLGxx

  6. carina100 says:

    she looks fantastic and she's having fun – that's what it's all about right? Cx

  7. Jane says:

    'The more eccentric and colorful the outfit', the more interesting and fun the individual. I think. I love the What Katie wore blog and love wearing bright colours and eccentric outfits. Mr Kellman Carlen can call me attention seeking if he wants, cos I dress to please myself, not other people.

  8. Susan says:

    Agreed! At ShopCurious we're in favour of timeless style.

  9. susie_bubble says:

    Here's to everyone who just wants to wear whatever the hell they want to wear…

  10. MrJeffery says:

    so daring with color. very fun.

  11. Sister Wolf says:

    Katie makes me feel ashamed of my boring jeans-and-tshirt uniform. Maybe I need her boyfriend?

  12. Caroline, No. says:

    She looks as mad as a box of bubbles but I love her! And yes, she's inspired me to wear things I might not previously have worn.

  13. pretty face says:

    My only problem with these gorgeous outfits is that they make me feel so horribly unoriginal in comparison! x

  14. layers&swathes says:

    Reminds me of Sophie Calle who decided she would only eat food of one colour for a week…

    I love intense colour posts.

    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  15. layers&swathes says:

    Reminds me of Sophie Calle who decided she would only eat food of one colour for a week…

    I love intense colour posts.

    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  16. layers&swathes says:

    Reminds me of Sophie Calle who decided she would only eat food of one colour for a week…

    I love intense colour posts.

    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

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