Diary of a Label Whore

Ailment:  How do break away from fashion that is very label driven and still look on trend and relevant?

 

Script For Style: I too have suffered from Fashion Label Addiction (FLA).  It is very hard to break away but it can be done effectively.  I love Louis Vuitton just like the next girl (whether I can afford Louis Vuitton is a different story); but does the brand’s name need to be plastered on my luggage?  I also love a great plaid print; but does it have to be Burberry in order to be fabulous?   And let’s not forget the allure of the best shoes in the business; red soled Christian Louboutins.  If you dont see the red when I walk, are people a little disappointed (as I consider myself to be quite the fashionista)?

The thing is, if everyone knows who you are wearing head-to-toe on any given day; you need help!  Style is an individual’s interpretation of fashion. It’s more intriguing to wonder what a fabulous woman is wearing.  It means that she didn’t just go to Saks and pick up the usual suspects (Prada, Chanel etc).  It’s not just high end designers that people can be addicted to.  Many a people have been walking advertisements for J. Crew, Banana Republic and Forever 21.  Mix it up!  Try new stores! Ask uniquely fashionable people on the street where they shop.  Even with casual outfits, people will wonder what secret stores you have been frequenting.  Oh, and be careful! Don’t trade one addiction for another.  I have also suffered from Beauty Label Addiction (BLA) where I would buy YSL mascara, Chanel lipstick and Nars blush on a regular basis.  Sure they are great products; but I wasn’t buying them for the quality, I was buying the name and prestige.  I am a recovering label addict.  Hopefully I am not the only one.

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