Recently, in a Q&A with Facebook’s founding father, Mark Zuckerberg, a somewhat vigilant journalist asked him why he always wears the same grey t-shirt to any event or talk. The answer might inspire or surprise you.
In response to the prying question, Zuckerberg answered by saying: “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.” He continued with: “I’m in this really lucky position where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I’m doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life.”
It’s clear to see that Zuckerberg really doesn’t have an outlandish sense of style – but it’s understandable why. He already has so many things to think about on an hourly basis, choosing which shirt would look best with his favourite jumper in that colour isn’t something that one of the busiest men in the world should be worrying about, is it?
So why do we?
As a fashion lover, I worry about today’s outfits the night before, and what I’m wearing on nights out a week in advance. It’s something that happens naturally for me, and because of that, I sometimes wonder if I’m spending too little time thinking about other, more important things.
In a perfect world, we would be like Zuckerberg, or we’d have our outfits planned three weeks in advance. I would already know what to wear on Christmas day. New Years Eve? I already have it sorted. But where is the fun in that? I guess there is no fun in it!
In a weird way Zuckerberg should inspire us all to worry less about fashion and style, to think less about what we wear and more about the more important things in life. Personally, some of my best and most inspired outfits are ones I ‘just threw on’, purely because I didn’t have the time to fuss around fashion (for once).
The less you think about things, the better they turn out, right? Over-thinking trivial matters is a curse, but now, Zuckerberg has swooped in and shown the way. A future style icon? Maybe!
Now I have to go and write a Facebook status about my new love for the incredibly inspiring Mark Zuckerberg…
Check out some of our favourite grey t-shirt picks from the high street, an ode to Mr.Facebook:
We love a good slouchy tee, and Topshop do some great ones! This one is from their Boutique range and is £25.
Urban Outfitters, royalty in casual fashion, have some good slogan and band tees for any style and personality. This Urban Renewal t-shirt has an adorable lace trim, which would go well with jeans or a leather skirt, £25.
This really cool ASOS t-shirt from their gorgeous Curve range just screams high fashion. Mark would be proud. ASOS, £16