The A Team is an incredibly melancholy but powerful song. As humans, often we love songs because we can relate to them whether they're about heart break, life's difficulties, and so on. But The A Team isn't about anything I've ever gone through. It's a story about a prostitute and the life she lives.
Most people would probably find it odd that this is one of my favorite songs, but when you listen to it you'll understand. Ed writes the most raw, honest, riveting songs I've ever heard. I love it and can relate because I love to write with that same honesty. He tells the all too important and often hidden world of prostitution in a beautiful, moving way. Being a feminist I love this song because it helps spread awareness of the fact that millions of girls, most of them younger than myself, are trapped in the sex trade.
My outfit is obviously not something I would typically wear, but that's the point of it; to be inspired by the song. It's raw and dark, melancholy and sad-- the emotions that an all black outfit depict. Like the girl in the song, she puts this wall up of fending for herself, living this hard life when on the inside, she's as scared and helpless as she should be. That's why I picked a studded cardigan; to represent the barrier the girl in the song feels, but then my dress has a heart cut out at the chest. It shows, just like in the song, every single one of us has a soft and vulnerable side. A side that simply...just wants to be loved.
Watch the video. You won't regret it, I promise. Also, let me know if you think I captured the essence of The A Team in my outfit, or what you would wear! x
Excited to still get to share three more 'song inspired' outfits with you all ♥
With much love, Lauren.
P.S. My laptop is broken so this might be the last post perhaps for a week/week and a half or so. UGH.