“How the heck do all of these fashion bloggers afford the obscenely expensive clothes they wear?!” I’m working on a project at the office right now that requires me to read a lot of fashion blogs. There are all of these young women running around in Prada and Gucci and such. I can’t help but wonder how they’re affording such things. I’d assume credit cards, or, for the more established ladies, blog sponsorships. But I have to say, I really respect the bloggers who re-style and use vintage or “thrifted” stuff more than the fashionistas who wear expensive clothes. I guess it goes back to the “fashion v. style” post I wrote back in 2010. Dressing expensively takes less effort than dressing well in less expensive stuff.
I have to say, though, that the general populace seems to appreciate thrifted/vintage stuff more too. I own a pair of boots that cost $4 at a thrift store when my mom bought them for me fourteen (!) years ago. I’ve been wearing them a lot in the past few years–to the point where I needed to get them resoled–and practically every time I’ve been out of the house in them, someone has complimented them or asked where I bought my boots. This is not a scientific poll, but it does seem to indicate that people really appreciate “timeless” styles more than trends.
That being said, I still don’t understand how gals my age, who say they work as “freelance bloggers” can afford Louboutins. Maybe they have several other part time jobs?