Is it possible to suffer from fashion blindness?
The answer, quite simply.....is YES!
Fashion Blindness, or FB, can manifest itself in several forms, each with their own distintive symptoms.
Label Blindness: LB. Love/admiration/the coveting of a particular designer or label, can lead to blindly buying pieces (at sometimes outrageous prices) that neither look good/feel good/are any good at all.
There's loyalty and then LB...a fine line so easily crossed. Trust me, you can try and justify that you love wearing that purple and lime green bodystocking with the nipple tassles but no-ones gonna buy it. Not even if it's by Romance Was Born, cost you $800, was featured in the latest Lula Magazine and worn by a big name blogger who was rocking it in her latest post with the Pamela Love ring, a turban and lace flares (all untrue btw.)
"BUT IT'S BY (insert coveted label/designer here) SO I HAVE TO BUY IT!"
Ah, no, you don't. So don't. Buy what you love, from who you love because you love it and you know you'll love wearing it.
Trend Blindness: TB. Just because your fave celeb/idol/model/blogger gave it a go (or a magazine said so) you decide to do it too.
And you suffer for it. And people can tell. And yes, they will talk about you. You know that horrible sideways glance or random giggle? It's about you. Be paranoid, be VERY pARaNOiD!
If you want to try ass-less chaps? Fine. Just add big gruddies please-I don't care HOW TONED your cheeks are. Aforementioned turban? Sweet. Just wear it with conviction and be comfy in it. If you are not wearing a trend you enjoy then it is WEARING YOU-and that ain't good fashion sense..it's a classic case of TB.
Size Blindness: SB. Too small/too large. But its the last one left and that grotty mole over there is heading for that 80% off Stolen Girlfriends dress or half price Miu Miu Swallow Heels (hey, I gotta use creative license here to fully illustrate the point) so you GRAB THEM! They don't/won't EVER fit...but they are yours! HA HA! Yeah, well so is the debt. Congratulations on your purchase...your unwearable purchase....and the pain of looking forlornly every day at your SB buy. You've just created your own false economy.
So...why the major rant? Why would I possibly offend readers? (Of course, I'm assuming you actually read the post but most likely have not.)
Becausetoday I suffered from a case of TB.
Oh yes,this post was a cautionary tale.
Although personally I felt perfectly happy in my threads, I definitely got a few whispers and giggles. (Glad I could humour you btw! Yes you, that chick who was buying the tempura bento box?) because of TB, I decided to wear MEN'S STRIPED BOXER SHORTS!!!! IN PUBLIC!!! AS SHORTS!!!! Howev's, I will do it again. I liked it!
I guess for all my rant ^^^^^^up there, sometimes the disease is the cure to a fashion or style rut.
wearing: dotti trench, big r's white shirt, karen walker charm necklace, shades via random asian dollarstore, just jeans belt, navy tights and men's boxers via the warehouse, acne atacoma wedges.