“Fashion is what you are offered four times a year by designers…Style is what you choose.”
Let’s be clear. I choose style. Anyone can buy some clothes off the rack and put them together to create a “look”. That is fashion.
But when you choose to add your own accessories, or you choose a piece you love out of your own closet, or you choose vintage pieces to create your own look that can’t be bought off the rack…that is style.
This orange blazer is vintage @annekleinofficial . I love vibrant colors, and I especially love how vibrant orange pieces accentuate a leopard blouse or skirt. But the designers were not offering a bright orange blazer this season, so I chose to seek out and find this blazer on a reseller website. I chose to layer over top some long necklaces to create the illusion of length and paired with that lots of bangly bracelets. This clutch? It was the hot handbag here on IG about 6 years ago…yet I choose not to let anyone tell me it’s “so last year” or out of fashion. This is my STYLE. 🧡🐆👜
Midlife ladies, the major retailers and designers aren’t catering to our demographic. That means we get to CHOOSE our own style. We get to define what is stylish and fashionable on our own terms. We don’t have to accept what designers and retailers are trying to shove down our throats as fashionable because they aren’t offering us anything anyway. And THAT feels kind of powerful, doesn’t it?!
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