I should apologize in advance for what your about to see/read… I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but I can sometimes be blinded by trends. I love fashion and sometimes I get all caught up, heart beating fast, giddy about it. During the last fashion week, I was glued to my computer, instagram, blogs etc. I love taking in the street style and getting glimpses into all the beautiful shows. Its a little peek into heaven, and it’s right there on my computer screen. Really this is a good thing, but is also brings me to this topic. A few weeks back (4 or 5) during fashion week I kept finding street style shots of extremely fashionable women in Star Wars shirts. There were more than just Star Wars shirts though, we saw a lot of shirts with quirky sci-fi like pictures and witty words, and for some reason they just caught my eye. I should maybe have prefaced this post with a little background info, but I’ll interject it now just to clarify. I have seen Star Wars, I would not call myself a fan though. I don’t hate it but I just don’t really care for it. I went into Target and was perusing through the men’s side in search of a baggy white T, but instead stumbled upon the shirt below. A Star Wars shirt!!! I was so excited, I was digging through the piles of options, and already pairing them with things I own at home. It was the best $12 I have spent as of late. When I got the shirt home, my boyfriend gave me a strange look and asked curiously (or probably more confused than curious- he already knew the answer) “Do you like Star Wars?” “Well…” I responded “I don’t NOT like Star Wars.” How do you explain to a man, or anyone for that matter, trends for the sake of trends. Sure, the Star Wars tops that belong to those of fashion’s elite that I follow online were not from the Target men’s section, but for a mere $12 I could have a tiny little piece of this giant fashion world. Although this story is eye-rolling worthy to many of you, to me its why I love fashion. Although it can be serious and intimidating, it can also be funny, whimsical, and weird as shit. A Star Wars shirt is weird but paring it with a middy length pencil, some dainty jewelry and a fur snood makes it cool to me and that’s all that matters. That is really the whole point. When you get up in the morning get dressed in whatever you want. Follow trends, follow your own path, or maybe like me, you just fall somewhere in between. Either way, just be you! Happy Wednesday!
Jacket: Alexander Wang Skirt: Ann Taylor Shirt: Target (men’s section) Purse: Furla Shoes: Banana Republic Watch: Michael Kors Necklaces: F21 Sunnies: Target