Don’t get me wrong here I’m not going to give style tips to anyone. I am not in any position to give advice to anyone about anything.
I just wanted to make sure I don’t forget certain things and this post is more for me than anyone else.
I bought a pair of sneakers from Adidas a month ago. Better said, Johnny bought them for me. They are simple (black with white stripes). There’s nothing special about them. Yet many people seem to notice them and compliment me (on them). I just can’t get the feeling that they only see the name, because these are just simple black sneakers.
I’ve been arguing with Johnny about the way I dress a couple of times. He says that my style is out of date and no one wears the type of sneakers that I usually buy. While I do admit that in my wardrobe there are some pieces that I have since I was in high school, they are timeless pieces which can be worn even to this date.
Yet I fail to see how my normal sneakers are out of date. I love my Veer sneakers they are simple, comfortable and fit with my way of dressing and my lifestyle. Isn’t that more than enough?
These “fashion” discussions started after he “changed” his mates. His new mates have expensive tastes and their girlfriends (which are all much more beautiful than me) have even “higher” standards. In a way I believe that Johnny is trying to reach those “high standards”.
But it’s plain silly of him because he’s trying to change me, and he should know from my parents that this is a lost battle.
Buying clothes just because someone out there dictates what’s fashionable and what is not, is stupid. Buying clothes because of a brand name is even more stupid. And buying stuff just to impress your mates is beyond stupid.
I do have my own sense of style, as I know everyone does. I AM trying to make that change from my teen years to my almost mid twenties, but it’s a slow process where I am still finding out what I like and what I don’t.
I do know for sure that I draw inspiration from the ’80 style. There are also some styles out there that I’ve been in love with for years, but never tried. I know for certain that I will never be a trend follower and I know I will never buy things just because they have a name on them.
I do have certain pieces in my wardrobe that are from big name store (i.e. my white trench coat from Debenhams, my sweaters from Mango and so on) but it’s just plain silly how my simple black sneakers get so much attention just because they have Adidas written on them.
As I said I am trying to mature my style so that it will reflect my actual age (turning 24 this April). And I’ve noticed that, while I was a teen I liked clothes that were sporty now I like clothes that have a more feminine and softer appeal to them.
For example, Clemence Poesy:
Her style is simple, feminine and very appealing to me. Yet, the skirts are freighting to me since I am a pants lover.
I do agree with one thing that Johnny told me, there is a difference in quality in some clothes and it usually pays off to pay a little more to buy a certain piece. But I hope he will agree with me that some brands even if they have higher prices don’t offer quality.
And that I know for sure from the boots I bought last year.