Article by Melissa Ladd
Street style, we need to have a talk.
Fashion week has come and gone now, and the frenzy with it. Whew… But there is still a bone that I have to pick with fashion week… (hang in there, this is a long post).
I randomly listened to a song the other day that got my mind turning around certain notions in the world of fashion and street style that I have a hard time with. I blog about fashion and brands often here on this site, but I have never really spoken up about how I FEEL about fashion.I think it’s time to include some of that to my site. The song, from the musical Annie : You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, sings a message of great value. In essence : Though you may be well dressed, without a smile, (aka kindness and a good disposition/a generous spirit) you don’t look good. This immediately implies the opposing concept : although you may not be able to “dress well”, if you put on a smile, you look fabulous darlings!
This got me thinking… I know quite well some people who actually believe that they are superior because they dress well (they were high street name brands, or luxury clothes), and they will flaunt it without qualm. Their worth is all tied up in those threads. Yes, ironic isn’t it. So, these people, if they believe they are so much better because of their wardrobe, then they must think less of others who do not dress like them. Am I wrong ? They are surely missing their inner smile most likely forgotten in their overstuffed dresser drawer.
I also know people who dress in luxury, but judge no one for what they wear…in other words they are fully dressed with a smile included.
And of course, there are many of us, who dress according to our budget, and who manage to find our own style often on a dime. Continue reading Real Street Style : Is Street Style a Big Fat Sell-Out?