Truth to be told, I was never a huge fan of school even though I was a good student throughout my academic career. (You can chalk it up to my nerdy Asian blood and mindset. Heaven forbid, I used to think a bad GPA is the end of the world.) I breathed a heavy sigh of relief the day I graduated because I felt like I was finally emancipated from the shackles that were GPA pressure, midterms, finals, essays and all that jazz. It’s been two years since college, and I can say with certainty that the real world is a much better fit for me despite its trials and tribulations. Surprisingly though, I miss the intellectual vibe every now and then. So, on the day that was entirely dedicated to museum hopping in Florence, I decided to unveil my inner geek and channel the little inner Italian in me (again).
Here is my guide to help you pull it off. The second part is fairly easy; all you need to do is to wear pants in a color that you can swing whatever you have on your body without hitting one single folk who is wearing the same one. With that in mind, I opted for my Closed pair in teal. Now if you have been following my blog for a while, you’d most likely know that I’m obsessed with Closed to the point that I even went so far to declare them my go-to brand for pants. I don’t usually play favorites because I love them all equally, but no seriously my most favorite pair comes from Closed– the one that turns every head (for better or for worse) whenever it’s in public display. Closed doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar presence yet in the States and Asia, so I highly suggest you give their website a go. As for the first part, it’s a bit trickier because how you look largely determines whether you successfully nerd out or not. For instance, if you look like The Situation, no amount of nip and tuck can do the tricks. On the other hand, if you naturally look dorky just like I do, then we can be dripping in Gucci or Versace all we want and people still put the nerd stamp on our foreheads. Sad, isn’t it? I assume most of my readers strike a happy medium, so what it takes to look the part is easy: a granddad collar shirt, a messenger bag, a book and most importantly a head in a constant state of nodding when you’re in the museums. HAHA.