Perception of Style

Runway_Ribbons_Vogue_Festival_17 copyThis quote was written by someone else, but I added the ‘and accessories’ in an attempt to solidify the quote. I’m an avid instagram user who uploads on a semi regular basis, and what I have noticed is that there seems to be this idea that you are automatically stylish because of the specific things you have.


Personal style is personal because it is unique to every one of us. However, I feel that some girls use their very expensive material things to portray ‘style’ and it just makes me wonder when talent left the building. I follow a wide range of people, so this is something that I have noticed since I begun using the app to showcase my love for fashion. When I look at certain instagram feeds, all I see is designer vomit and it makes me feel sick. Pun intended. Let me be clear. I am not referring to pages that are showcasing luxury goods and garments for the beauty of it. I don’t even think anyone knows who owns those pages, as they are simply instgram feeds filled with authentic luxury items that have been obtained from all corners of the Internet. What, however, that I am referring to are girls who seem to love fashion and are trying to either ‘make it’ in the industry or are generally hoping to be recognised for their style and talents. I scroll through these girls’ feeds in the hopes of finding interesting and inspirational style, and all I see are Chanel boy bags for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love material things and I would love the Celine box bag if I could afford it. Heck, if I could afford five, I would purchase various animal skinned ones. However, our general way of thinking shouldn’t be along the lines of ‘once I get my hands on this Celine, I will automatically look stylish.’ No, it doesn’t work that way or rather, it shouldn’t work that way. I know girls who would comfortably buy and who DO comfortably buy unauthentic items, probably with the idea that if they have a certain handbag, shoe or dress, they will be included in some designer-style-high fashion-instacelebrity holy grail, (That doesn’t exist). I believe that they do this because they think it is the only way they will be recognised or appreciated. For one, buying fakes is just a slap in fashion designers faces and secondly it’s never that deep.


Unfortunately the instagram users who worship these females obviously adore shiny and expensive things, so they constantly feed these females ego’s and then the designer vomit feeds excel more than other genuinely interesting and talented individuals. I would just like females to take a closer look. Does she actually have great style, or is that Balenciaga clouding your vision?

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