How I See Fashion

When I say the word fashion, most people think I’m talking about what I chose to wear that day, what color looks best on me, or what’s on sale at the closest Rue 21.   Almost like it’s a childish word used when playing with Barbies at a friends house.

Fashion is a lot of different things. Fashion takes boldness. It requires a mindset not based off of the opinions of others or even what is considered right or wrong, but one that is determined to let it’s creativity flow without fear of judgmental eyes or disapproving opinions.

It’s mixing shapes and patterns and colors and everything in between. Trying new things, thinking outside of the box. I’ll tell you this, if everyone loves your outfit, you’re doing it wrong.  You’re playing it safe, your playing it simple, you’re going with what works.

Not to say that simple wardrobes are a terrible thing, but when you’re in the fashion industry, into style and into design and wanting to move forward in these ever-changing empires, you’ve got to learn to step outside of what is normal and branch out into what is uncommon.

New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week are two of my favorite events of the year. While I have yet to reach my goal of attending (SOON!!!), following online and seeing all the new, beautiful and disturbing works of art created by these top designers is  INSPIRING.  And the street style!!!!!!  Sometimes the looks of the attendees are even more breathtaking then those of the show! It’s SO cool to see people of all different walks of life, different incomes, different occupations, from different places all over the world, in the same place showing off their own unique style.

That takes me to my last and most important point. It doesn’t make sense, but it does, so stick with me here.  

I believe that everyone should be entitled to their own opinion on fashion, styling, and design, but no one should actually have an opinion. 

What I mean by this is that everyone should  be able to have an opinion on what they think looks best, etc. but I don’t think that opinion should matter outside of their own wardrobe. Everyone has different looks, different styles, different tastes that are specific to them and them alone, and I don’t think it’s right for anyone to tell you what works for you and what looks good on you.

Obviously there are things like magazines that recommend new trends, my own blog posts about what’s in and what’s out of season, things like that, and paid stylists whose job is to literally tell you how to dress. But I’m not talking about them, they are there to help you along your fashion journey (Anna Wintour is cringing right now), and to help you figure out what you can do to up your styling game. But ultimately it is your own thoughts on it all that make the final decision. 

Ultimatley, let it be you. Who cares what everyone else thinks. Coming from a girl who’s lived in the middle of Missouri her whole life, do not pay attention to the weird glances or the rude little comments like, “oh, that outfit is....interesting...” . Those people literally have no clue what they are talking about. Do you, boo😘

BRAND NEW SEGMENT- STAY TUNED

Hey guys! So I’ve decided I’m going to start a segment on my tops picks from major designers in today’s fashion industry. I’m suuuuper excited about this one because I don’t feel like hardly anybody knows much about high fashion. They actually have some really beautiful stuff!! I’ll be going through my favorite designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Manolo Blahnik, Steve Madden, Elie Saab, Tom Ford, Betsey Johnson, etc, etc, and then writing about some designers that are incredibly influential in the fashion industry, but might not be a well-known household name. 

I’ll give you a little background on them, how they got started, some of my favorite facts about them, and so on and so forth!

I am SOOOO excited about this segment!!!!! This is so important to me, and it’s what I’m  passionate  about. Keep an eye out for it, and if you have any designers you would like me to write about please feel free to leave their name in the comments or DM me!!! I can’t wait to share it with you guys. Love you so much 😘 

~Taylor

My Thoughts on AE's "Don't Ask Why" Collection

One word. GENIUS.

 

First of all, the pieces are made in Italy, inspired by NYC street style. So that in itself will tell ya something. If any of you know me, you know that my style is a mix between a totally casual type of cute and totally off the wall. So street style is right up my alley (sorry for the unintentional pun). You can think of street style as the bad-boy type of boyfriend but for clothes. Edgy. Risky. A lot of people will judge you. But you don't care cause he (the outfit) is cute! (I am in no way encouraging you to date a bad boy....it was just an analogy. chilllll.)

I live in the middle of Missouri, so street style isn't really a thing : ' (  That's why I am looooving American Eagle's "Don't Ask Why" collection!!! Cause its a clash of simple and out-of-the-ordinary, which I know doesn't make a lot of sense, but it does, trust me.

When it comes to putting together an outfit, I like pieces with a hint of normal (just enough that you can layer them and not have 10 different items fighting for attention), and a dash of "what the heck are you wearing??" It evens out to create a well put together look that no one has ever seen before.

Enough talk, lets shop! Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection that will be in my closet as soon as my next paycheck hits the bank! ~

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