While surfing several blogs during Mercedes-Benz Fall fashion week, the question of style started nagging at my mind and what style means to people. Everyone has a different atheistic and opinion when it comes to fashion and how it effects their lives.
Therefore, I am writing this post to garner your opinions concerning style for a future post that I am working on. Here are my questions to you:
What is your earliest fashion memory?
How would you describe your style?
Where do you shop?
When you are shopping, what is the most important thing you are looking for?
Do you think that fashion is only for the rich?
If you could wear any designer for life, who would it be?
To see how I answered these questions and an early fashion picture of myself, read on.
My first recollections about fashion begin in kindergarten. A colleague of my teacher said how cute I looked in my pink plaid knickers (not to be confused with the British term for underpants ) and my teacher said how I was always dressed nice. That was my first realization that what I wore, impacted what others thought of me.
The other was my very favorite outfit. It was a matching pant set of royal blue bottoms and a blue top with a pink ruffle on the shoulders. I LOVED that outfit. I would have worn it every day if my mother would have let me.
While that photo is nowhere to be found, I do have a photo of myself from 1981. It’s interesting to see this snap shot because the trends have come back around, i.e. bright colors and bows in the hair. Thankfully perms are not popular again (at least not yet).
I would describe my style as trendy. I try very hard to have some classic pieces in my wardrobe, but I just love finding a new style or an old one re-invented.
My favorite stores are, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Gap, J.Crew and a slew of other stores that I can’t afford like, Kate Spade, Gucci, Burberry and Neiman Marcus.
The most important things that I look for while shopping are style, price and fit. All for obvious reasons. Most often, price wins the heirarchey of needs.
To answer the question of whether fashion is only for the rich could be a post of its own, but I feel that high fashion is meant as a way for the wealthy to differintiate themselves from the middle and lower class. The lower classes or income level people often must resign themselves to the selection of knock off’s that they can afford.
If I could wear any designer and only one for the rest of my life it would be Oscar de la Renta. His designs are always new and fresh, but never go out of style.
Now it’s your turn, let me know what you think and I will gather that information for a future post.
Photo Credit: the sartorialist