|Kenna-T leather moto jacket (old but similar), Forever21 sweater (old but similar), J Crew skirt (on sale and just worn here), Zara chelsea boots (old but similar), Mansur Gavriel bag|
As much as I love how social media and fashion have become intertwined, the competition for the next big thing has become even more fickle. You know that awesome bag that you bought last month? It's already out of style because the masses have moved onto something else. Blogs and instagram are amazing platforms for connecting with people and bringing style to anyone's fingertips, but the constant need to purchase more and more gets exhausting. At the end of the day, what are we gaining other than an overstuffed closet that's full of things that we no longer want because something new online has caught our eye?
I won't get all sanctimonious because the truth is that I'm just as guilty as the next person. I've loved shopping my whole life and my early love for fashion singled me out me as a mega-consumer as soon as I had my first dollar to spend (plus, I work in the retail industry, so it's like I'm extra guilty). But do you know what feels better than a new pair of boots? Wearing and loving the boots you bought ages ago and feeling confident in your ability to choose closet staples. Three out of four things (boots, sweater and leather jacket) in this outfit are 4+ years old and the fact that I can seamlessly pair them with items I've bought in the past couple months feels pretty good.