It's been a while since I have done any shopping. When people refer to me as a "fashion blogger" I politely decline the label. I am obviously not fit enough to be associated with the term. I mean, clearly. I would be in New York for Fashion Week right now if I was.
I recently had a conversation with my friend about it.
I am obviously not wearing the latest trend or have a new outfit every week. I am definitely not being paid by any big designers.. or small ones for that matter. Instead I'd like to think of myself as someone with a very specific taste.. a very particular style at that. Particular enough that I feel the need to take a photo of an outfit and put it on the internet.
Style is so much more important to me then fashion and trend. Fashion and trend reflects the creativity and vision of the designer.. not the person wearing it. It's easy to put on an expensive dress, pair with the trendiest handbag, and get noticed. I find it shallow in some respect. Depending on how you look at it. I think style is a little more complex. It's personal. Someone with amazing style is able to pick out different silhouettes, colors, textures, and designs and put together a tangible, collective thought. It becomes relatable. I think that means something different for everyone but for me [when done correctly] looks like a cohesive piece of art.
Now I'm not saying I have amazing taste or incredible style. My style is down right predictable. And almost always on sale. But I know what I like and what works for me. Like my linen button-up I found at a thrift store last summer after the airlines lost my luggage. It is still and will always be my favorite shirt. And the Étoile Isabel Marant jeans I picked up at Merci in Paris during their massive summer sale. My first Parisian shopping experience. And the Echo scarf I happened upon after a lunch date in Brooklyn. A staple when my hair is being unruly.
It feels really good to know I've developed a keen sense of style I can call my own.
It's nothing new. But its me.