Remember the empowering feeling that came with playing dress up in childhood? That plastic crown and costume jewelry was a portal for adventure. While fairy wings may not have the same effect in our adult lives, there is something magical about stepping into the shoes of your alternate lives: be it a chic gallery owner, an experimental artist, or a modern restauranteur. So, maybe you don’t know anything about wine, or that sketch book was only a passing thought – your wardrobe doesn’t need to know that. We’re taking inspiration from jobs we’re fantasizing about and dressing for the job we want.
Today, our dream job is sommelier: a wine steward, which we picture to be a dreamy life sipping wine, using phrases like “puckery tannins” and “a velvety mouthfeel”. Pairing wines to elegant dishes, and debating base and top notes, our sommelier fantasy has us traveling from upscale restaurants to quiet vineyards in sunny locations.
As sneaking wine out of a water bottle around town is typically frowned upon, we’ll take our first inspiration from the color of our favorite wines and leave the partaking for after hours.
Now that we’ve got a taste for it, our first destination in our imagined new career, is an chic little restaurant, giving advice to patrons on what to order to pair with their
Our daydream is taking us next to a sunny vineyard, rolling up our jeans to stomp grapes, and broadening our wine making knowledge. For this venture we imagine packing our most elevated casual wear, that’s functional yet chic. “Oh, I just threw this on to wander through the vineyard, I didn’t know you’d be here with a camera!”
Finally, our career visions have us jet-set: imagining researching the latest trends and new products from around the world. We love the idea of hopping from city to city, discovering new wines to wow our patrons with. For this, we need looks that travel as well as we do, that look effortlessly modern.
We should get back to reality, but it’s been great to step into the daydream of another life, even for a short period. Luckily, anytime we want to feel this fantasy again, we can just slip into this wardrobe and bring that feeling into our day-to-day.