Musings / Rustic

Put the Rustic in Country

How can it be that there are those who can look at the current rustic culture movement and not see the country inspiration that they are inspired by?

This is something that is beyond my understanding. I don’t look at the different aspects of my life and deny that they were inspired by other people’s perceptions of the world. Still, when I go shopping, turn on the TV or go out to eat different aspects of what make up my world are used like soulless vessels, a two-dimensional representation of what should be a full picture.

There is a time worn expression that you know, and maybe you have used it for some reason or another. I won’t even bother typing it off. But I will say that you can take the rustic out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the rustic.

Many people feel that they have some how become mutually exclusive. That they some how coexist outside of one another. But that is simply not true. The reason is just as simple. They can’t, not if you want to have a reasonable representation of either of them. Of course this is a little bit over dramatic, but the sentiment is still the same. Dressing in flannel doesn’t necessarily mean that you are from the country, but it does fit better in there than on a Hollywood red carpet. The need to show your country roots if you have any is something that is getting to be a stereo type. And while I love the idea of country rustic becoming more popular it doesn’t mean that it should be taken as something new, something original.

Rustic bohemian chic?

That was called a night out when I was growing up. It wasn’t something special. It was a mix of causal and comfortable, but you made it look good. And it did look good.

This wasn’t something that needed to be pained over, it wasn’t something that needed to be meticulously groomed. It just was.

That is the reason why rustic and bohemian merge so well in my opinion. And it is the reason why I feel that it is one of the few mainstream turns toward rustic that doesn’t try to be something that it isn’t. It doesn’t exclude the country, but it doesn’t make it any more a part of the rustic than it needs to be.

There are a lot of different things you can try when you accept that the rustic charm that you enjoy so much is country elegance. And that is the true secret to taking the rustic out of the country.

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