Money. What does it mean to you? Is it important? Would you like to have more? Does it create problems? Does it stand in the way of your style?
Money brings with it all kinds of emotions and it can certainly be a hot topic in dressing.
Can someone who spends a lot of money on clothing look effortlessly chic? Can someone who only shops at thrift stores look expensive and sophisticated? Can you relate to blogs that only feature high fashion brands?
I can’t answer all those questions for you, but I can give you some of my own thoughts on the topic.
I feature both bloggers that wear high fashion labels as well as thrift store shoppers on this blog. However, I only feature people who I consider to have a clear style and sense of dressing. To me that often has nothing to do with their budget.
It’s true of course that women with a high budget may get better advice in shops and the quality of their clothes will be better, but it still takes a critical eye and your own unique sense of style to really look good. I have seen women looking absolutely hideous dressed top to toe in Zara or Chanel. Remember how many ladies end up on the worst dressed list, dressed up in these high fashion labels?
I follow some younger bloggers too who seem to have all the money in the world (or have items gifted to them by companies) and I enjoy how they combine garments and style them into unique outfits. Although I sometimes might wish for the same budget, I also know that I would never spend $6000 on just one outfit, no matter how good it looks. Still those bloggers very much inspire me, because they know how to style themselves and it gives me lots of ideas for my own lower budget creations.
I’m also inspired by those bloggers that mix the high and the low end and by those who can look amazing on a super low budget. It’s really not about the money, it’s their unique sense of style.
What it comes down to is personal style. If you forget about the dollars and just look at how a person carries of an outfit, does it really matter how much they paid for it? Let’s just be happy for those that can afford those really expensive clothes and not be jealous or dismiss them. In the end they offer us a lot of eye candy too and having people that are willing to pay big dollars for fashion keeps the industry afloat as well.
Why not appreciate an outfit or someone’s style for what it is and don’t judge it by the price tag?
I love to hear your opinion on this. Do you get jealous when looking at someone who is dressed in high fashion items? Can you still relate to bloggers who feature $6000 outfits? Can you judge someone’s outfit, regardless of the price tag?
Please note that I welcome any comments on this post, so long as they are written in a constructive and kind way. Any personal attacks or rude comments will be ignored.