New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, the Fashionista Diaries, Vogue, Teen Vogue, etc., etc., etc. These all have one thing in common – Designer Clothes! And how much do we all love designer clothing – probably a lot. And how many of us can afford to buy designer clothing on a consistent basis – probably a few. Don’t get me wrong, designer clothing is amazing. It is inspirational, sensational, and fabulous… but it is something that I really don’t see myself ever able to afford on a day to day basis. For those out there who can – way to go!
I have noticed.. in the designer relm (i.e. magazines, fashion weeks, certain street style blogs) that there is an emphasis on wearing designer duds, that it elevates you to a different status. And though it may elevate you to a status that costs much more than the others, I disagree that it makes you more of a “fashion-icon”.
There are so many ways to be fashion forward, and I happen to choose vintage. I don’t think that vintage or designer is better – I just know that vintage (not vintage-designer) is often WAY less expensive and I don’t think that this that is taking a step down.
Case in point:
These are vintage high-waisted “very-in” jeans- sold by the wonderful ebay seller THEOLIVESHOPPE:
They were purchased by a lucky girl for $87.00.
These are high-waisted “very-in” jeans sold by my favorite desigers Jovovich Hawk:
They can be purchased for $276.00
One is not better than the other and I am not ranting against designer clothes because I am a vintage fan, but just I am just saying that I don’t think it should be a factor if you wear one or the other.
Just do what you can to be your own “STYLE ICON”.