A lot of people will come up with excuses to avoid fashion. Many will say they don’t have the time; with a job and kids, it’s an unnecessary luxury. Others simply claim it’s too expensive, insisting that only the rich and famous can be fashionable. The truth is that just about anyone can take part in the latest trends without going broke, or sacrificing hours of time.
Unfortunately, some tend to base fashion around only designer labels and the most expensive of accessories. Buying a $400 bag doesn’t necessarily make you any more fashionable than someone who got their purse at a thrift store. A great artist can make beautiful pieces with nearly any kind of medium, regardless of quality. While even with the best pencils, paint and paper, one who lacks skill can only scratch out a stick figure.
The same applies to fashion. Fashion largely depends upon the individual creating a unique style that’s flattering and interesting; the monetary value of the garments used is irrelevant. If a current trend speaks to you, you’ll probably be able to find a variation that fits within your budget. Instead of buying real leather, look for faux alternatives. If a popular boutique is too expensive, look for similar garments in cheaper stores. With a little effort, you’ll be able to feel like a rock star without spending like one.