'Gosh, why are you wearing that? Double Denim is so mainstream!', my friend yelped after taking one looking at me in this outfit.
It's interesting how fashion is forever in Throwback Thursday mode. It usually begins with a general concensus of 'Ewww, I will never wear that (again)!' to acknowledgment by a fair fashionable few that the trend (see: double denim) actually looks pretty cool. I think it is at that point that the effect of celebrity-watching, blogs and fashion week street style kicks in as the influence then spreads like wildfire and everyone realises that they too, must get in on said trend.
Double Denim has gone from being this massive statement, hated by many and liked by some to being so unoriginal that my friend even went as far as to call it mainstream. I also have to ask though, what is wrong with being 'mainstream'? I guess you could say that as a blogger, what is not wrong with being 'mainstream'? What is your compulsion to show your outfits to the world if you are just wearing what the next girl is already wearing?
My conclusion is that it is not about what you're wearing, but how you wear it. Style is the addition of your own twist to a (dare I say) 'mainstream' outfit. Maybe you're able to accessorise with jewellery in a way that is just you, maybe you'll don a super fly hat, or wear two different shades of denim or heck, even wear the same shade and look like you're wearing overalls. Maybe you're going to DIY your jeans with a rip or two or even throw up three fingers and open your mouth. Did you see how the people behind are looking at me? Yes, maybe that too is style. For real though, let's just wear what the hell we want and have fun wearing it! Take a look at my fabulous blogger friend Daniella wearing Birkinstocks and socks like it ain't no thang! Hate it or love it, that's her STYLE!
Full disclosure: There was no friend. This is just a glimpse into the debates I have with self within the chaos that is my mind.