One of my main passions in life is fashion. I get excited about the art of fashion. How a coat wraps around a body. The cut of a sleek pair of pants. The way a voluminous skirt feels like a cloud floating around my legs.
The sad truth, though, is I can’t afford much of the clothing/accessories I drool over in magazines or on fashion blogs. I’m a girl on a budget. I have student loans. And credit card debt. And a dream of owning a home one day. So, practically, I can’t buy the latest shoes or invest in too many trends. If you see me on a day-to-day basis, you’ll probably notice that I wear a lot of basics to work. Easy pieces that can last from season to season, and year to year. I tend to sprinkle in trendy items into my wardrobe and expand it with cheaper pieces, and more expensive longer-lasting basics. I guess you can say that’s my approach to fashion: basics with sprinkles of the trendy.
Despite my penchant for slacks and skirts with cardigans, though, I dream big. I try on dresses, I come home with full skirts to wear with slimmer knits, trying to embrace my curvy figure, rather than hiding it. I buy the occasional fabulous pair of shoes and wear them … and wear them … and wear them.
To me, fashion is attainable. Style is reachable. It’s not about putting yourself in debt to be only “in the moment” and never wearing the same thing twice. It’s not about shutting out those who can’t afford Chanel or Michael Kors or YSL.
I want to try to do posts that show something basic paired with something trendy. I want to show how we can all mix what we have in our closets with a new piece and recreate a whole new outfit.
Style for the masses, I say! Are you with me?