a few thoughts on style are my fave

January 28, 2011

Thanks to Joslyn and Liz for spurring these thoughts.

Stacey and Clinton have told me. Tim Gunn has told me. Every fashion magazine on the planet has told me. When it comes to fashion, quality over quantity. But have I listened when the clearance rack beckons to me? No, I fill my bag with tops I’ll wear two times before they snag and misshape and text my sisters to tell them how good of a deal I got. Not that sales are a bad thing, I just need to think more before I buy.

See, I made an effort when I went to Alt and realized, yes, I can put together an outfit. A pretty good outfit (this may have been the result of my personal stylists, Natalie and Danni). So why can’t this be a daily occurance? Because it’s too much effort to rifle through all of the not so great clothes in my closet. To edit.

I need to just have the quality, classic pieces that feel good every time you put them on. I need to utilize my accessories. I need not worry if I wear the same item more than once in two weeks. I can have good style. I can be an it girl (in my own mind). I will edit my closet with pieces that will last for years. I will not buy an item just because it’s on sale. I will say yes to items that make me dance in the dressing room. I will make only thoughtful purchases.

Five reasons I’m will no longer shop at Forever 21 (except for the occasional belt):
1. Poor quality
2. The store layout gives me a headache
3. Their crap return policy
4. The sizes make you feel fat (their size small barely fits a small child)
5. Fifty-year-old women in lycra cheetah print tops


photos from Jake Rosenberg for The Coveted

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