Can’t afford to be fashionable?
A huge misconception (that I am guilty of believing myself) is that you have to have a lot of money to really be fashionable and that if you do, you are. In popular culture, it’s very rare that young fashion icons get recognition for their wardrobe/accessories if it didn’t cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.
I feel jealous more often than I’d like to admit of people who can afford to dress designer from head-to-toe every day. And by people, I don’t mean celebrities. I have no trouble drawing that line between celebrity culture and reality. I mean friends, acquaintances, other fashion bloggers, and even just hypothetical people. My taste level is exceptionally high which creates a problem. What I want ≠ what I can actually afford. Many of my favorite brands, I own nothing from! Badgley Mishka, Jimmy Choo, Ted Baker, Valentino, Chanel, Burberry.
What I’m fortunately beginning to realize is that doesn’t mean I can’t love and appreciate these designers the same as, or even more than, those who wear them frequently. And it also doesn’t mean that I should feel weird about wearing high-street brands. Most people (incorrectly) assume that I make everything I wear anyway, so they’d never know I got that cute little sweater off the clearance rack at H&M! If you know how to shop, you can do very well on a budget and be satisfied even if you have a high taste level.