One of the dilemmas I face as a blogger is the pressure of being able to project a fashion forward persona. Although it’s mainstream and my non-conformist attitude attest to posting ootds because heck, everybody else is doing it, I felt as if I was missing a part of being a woman if I couldn’t care as much about fashion.
In all honesty, I am in love with fashion and never in my life have I dreamed of exuding a slovenly impression, but I’m kind of a broke bitch. haha! Meaning, for P1000 I’d rather buy a week’s worth of groceries than invest in a stylish LBD, which I know I won’t be able to wear a lot. I believe this kind of situation is experienced by a lot of girls out there. To dream of wearing a floral dress with leather jacket and black pumps and end up in t-shirt and jeans kind of makes you feel, for the lack of a better word, boring.
However, if you believe in the saying “Cheap women wear cheap”, then you seriously need some refresher course in Styling. The plain Jane t-shirt and jeans can be such an iconic ensemble if styled the right way, don’t you think? Kate Moss actually rose to fame for that!
Let’s face it, with the diversity of body shapes, heights and skin tone we all have, not everything looks good on everyone. A little brutal to say the least but that’s the world we live in. Society has managed to create rules and policies on what clothes make you look bigger or thinner and what high end brands you should buy in order to feel more self-actualized.
The world of fashion has presented us a gazillion items to mix and match in order to feel more beautiful and respectable but it’s an established fact that without Style, fashion would seem pointless. The plain and ordinary can always be glamorized, and it doesn’t take a millionaire to do it.
Let me introduce you to a cool online fashion website where you don’t need to have a lot of money to splurge in the name of fashion. Dresslink has a very wide selection of clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, anything a fashion savvy person would want at the cheapest prizes.
“Some of the most stylish girls I know are certainly not the wealthiest. Ironically, it is often the girls with less money who seem to understand style the best. Maybe it’s because they are forced to be picky and cannot slavishly follow the trends. Maybe it’s because they consider their purchases more carefully. Maybe it’s because they have perfected the art of mixing their more expensive items with cheaper finds. Or maybe it’s because they know where to splurge and where to save. “
– Nina Garcia, “The Little Black Book of Style.