Therefore today I am wearing the lowest-effort things possible: jeans, a cotton shirt, and sneakers. No makeup at all. I think of this as my zero-point of fashion*- clothes I put on to go outside that take the least time and thought possible. This will of course be different for everyone. For some, it might be sweatpants. Others might have a zero-point at slacks and a collared shirt.
If you spend more time, energy, and money getting dressed and manage to underachieve your zero-point look, you have failed at outfit. (It's okay. We've all done it.)
This drab grey tee is extra-special, though. It came from Japan! I found it in a thrift shop (called recycle shops over there) for about $2. It has 'FROWERZ' printed on the front, no doubt the work of some savvy quirky Japanese clothing company. So it's a meta Japanese shirt poking fun at Engrish- misspellings and nonsensical English phrases on Japanese clothing. It has fake retro fading, and it was also thrifted. This makes it the most hipster item I have and will ever own. It would be a serious contender for most hipster item of all time, but there is no plaid on it.
What is your zero-point outfit and what are the circumstances in which you wear it?
* I can't claim credit for this; my friend was explaining the concept of zero-point to me the other day, using a $2 bottle of Charles Shaw as the example for wine.