So here we have your most basic combo: a white button-down and jeans. But we vamped it up a bit in order to look "High Fashion."
In my opinion, High Fashion refers to the way people in fashion magazines and street-style blogs dress. You know, when you'd flip through Elle or Vogue and think to yourself, "Who the heck would wear that?? It doesn't match!!"
Flipping through magazines like that can perfectly attest to the idea (one I agree with so strongly) that people wear certain outfits because of the feelings of confidence and pleasure the outfits give them. These people do not care what others think. They do not care that other people could be looking at them and thinking "you look ridiculous," or "are you colorblind?!"
My Thoughts on High Fashion
As we know, one of (if not THE) primary motivator behind what I wear is my craving to look different than those around me, to use my sense of style to blast the idea that I am a unique non-conformist with an original and colorful personality.
So I like to incorporate High Fashion inspired looks into my wardrobe because, like other fashionistas, I feel confident and powerful wearing edgy, borderline weird looks. I feel confident wearing High Fashion looks because these looks help me communicate my uniqueness and originality.
So What Does This Mean for YOU, Dear Reader?
Be bold. I know there's that thing in your closet that you bought and really want to wear but you're afraid to because you think "I can't pull it off," or "people will think I look stupid." DO IT. WEAR IT. Some people will think you look stupid, for sure. Ignore them. But you know what, THE RIGHT PEOPLE will look think you look great. They'll be inspired by the way you confidently stepped out of your comfort zone. You will help THEM build up the nerve to wear something they've always wanted to wear!! And this cycle of confidence building and creative self-expression will keep growing. #heckyes.
In conclusion, some people may think I looked ridiculous in my rolled up flare jeans and mustard socks with black sandals. But you know what? I felt great. I challenge you, reader, to pick a day and dress "High Fashion." It's pretty simple--roll up your jeans, or add some socks with your sandals. If I believe in anything, I believe in the idea that that you already have stuff in your closet you can use to look High Fashion. Even though the magazines definitely don't exemplify this, High Fashion looks CAN TOTALLY BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT SPENDING A TON OF MONEY ON DESIGNER ITEMS. Just wear something outside your comfort zone. I promise you won't regret it.
Jeans: Thrifted (Gap) $2
Platforms: Charlotte Russe ($20)
Socks: Forever21 ($4)