Sometimes I feel like the Midwest gets a bad wrap. Outsiders seem to think we look more like People of Walmart than the pages of Vogue. While the truth is that our style definitely lies somewhere in the middle, my blog is out to prove that fashion is alive and well in the Midwest.
So for my first fashion post, I wanted to share a few of my personal style guidelines with you because looking chic isn’t hard and getting dressed in the morning shouldn’t be intimidating.
- Living in a fashion desert is not an excuse. (We have the internet.)
- There are only two instances when it is acceptable to wear sweatpants in public- if you are on your way to the gym and if you are on your way home from the gym. If you MUST wear sweatpants outside of your home, at least pretend like you are on your way to pump some serious iron.
- Leggings do not count as sweatpants. (Breathe sigh of relief)
- Fashion does not have to break the bank. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t justify some serious splurge worthy pieces every once in awhile.
- High quality staples are always worth it. Every good closet should have a black blazer, a pair of designer jeans, a little black dress and a serious leather jacket.
- Dress for your body type. Trust me, as someone who is super short, I understand this better than anyone. Just because something is trending, doesn’t mean it is right for you. (90’s crop tops anyone?)
- It’s in the details. Whether it’s a statement necklace or a dainty bracelet, accessories can defnintely make an outfit.
- The beautiful thing about fashion today is that you don’t have to conform to one style. Boho, 90’s Grunge and Classic Chic are all acceptable within the same week.
- Don’t be afraid to take risks. (Refer to Rule 1)
- Be yourself and have fun with it. Not to sound cliche, but your personal style should truly reflect who you are.