MY #MFW DAY 2 LOOK AND SOME THOUGHTS ON FW STREET STYLE

I’M WEARING >>  Pants: H&M Studio 2016  |  Sweatshirt: H&M Men  |  Headband: Prada  |  Bag: Moschino  |  Blazer: H&M Men  |  Cowboy Boots: Western Outfitters in Williams Arizona

The Fashion Week + Influencer relationship has had an interesting development in the past few years, to the point where it’s very common and normal that a lot of girls in the industry wear head to toe looks from the designers showing during each Fashion Week. I don’t particularly have something against that because I know it’s part of the game and it also help us strengthen relationships with the PR’s and designers we work with, but what I always wonder is; When you are known for your personal style, or have built a brand around yourself because of your style, are you playing a fair game if you are only wearing looks styled by someone else? And even beyond that, getting praised by the street style photographers for looks that you can’t actually take credit for?

I have been thinking about this for years but never voiced my opinion regarding this until now. I will not say that I have never gotten dressed for shows before because I have, but what I will say is that when I have agreed to do it, I am always very vocal about the fact that I want to have final say in the styling and not only that, it’s very rare that I do a head to toe (meaning look, shoes and bag), as I want to keep it as real and authentic by mixing it with things from my own wardrobe.

The key for me throughout the almost 11 and a half years of blogging has been mixing high and low, or mostly trying to show you guys that style is not something that you can only find in high priced items, but that you can really build and develop a personal style with everything and anything, from vintage clothing, high street brands and of course designers. I have been doing Fashion Week for almost 8/9 years in a row now and on that period, I have always created my own looks, styled them in advance at home and take pride in this as well, because I re-use and re-style items giving them a fresh new approach on the current trends.

Even during Fashion Week, I try to keep as true to my own personal style as I can and if I feel like wearing a black “suit” with a DIY cropped sweatshirt, I do that. There seems to be a misconception that just because it’s Fashion Week, we have to wear the craziest looks we own to get noticed and I don’t really feel like playing by those rules. “Wear what you like and like what you wear” has always been my motto. I dress for myself and if I am lucky enough to inspire you in future looks of your own, then I consider my job well done.

I don’t know what your take is on this and I would love to read your opinions regarding this topic so type away!

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  1. Thank you for being honest with us! I stopped following fashion blogs as soon as I realized that they are wearing clothes that they can’t afford themselves and just dressed by the brands they work with. It ruined the whole concept of a blog, when you can relate to people, and became more of fashion magazine that sells you designer pieces.

  2. That’s the main reason why it’s been al most 12 years and we keep comming here! I know you can afford high Fashion but it’s better to see how you keep real!! Thanks for all the inspo.
    Pau

  3. Loooove this post. I can sooo relate to what you are saying. I got so annoyed recently by all these people I follow on IG who all of the sudden wear the craziest clothes just to fit into fashion week. Love how you speak your mind about it and stay true to yourself. Furthermore, I adore this look!!!

    x Gitta /www.gittawitzel.com/blog

    1. Thank you so much and I am really glad you took the time to read the post and give feedback dear. I really appreciate it!

      Xx

  4. I totally agree on what you are saying. Style is about how you style your own items, not a fully put together look by a brand or designer. I love to thrift and put together my own looks with thrifted items.

  5. Hi,
    I have followed you for many years now. I absolutely respect you for keeping it real. It is why I still follow you, as I cannot afford a full on Dior look or whatever people are wearing. It saddens me that that is where FW has gone, as to me bloggers are not supposed to be puppets of the industry. Love you Andy. Will definitely keep following your path as long as you keep it real.

  6. I sooo agree with you. Everyone looks same, it’s just a promotion for me. I can see those looks on the runway. Why it’s nessesary to look like twins for everybody. That’s why I follow you throughout the years, cause I know that I will see somwthing different and bold on you. Cheers Andy and very big good luck to you girly. ❤❤❤❤❤

  7. Me parece muy acertado tu comentario Andy, imagino que en ocasiones debe ser tanta la presión por vestir con cierto diseñador que no tienen oportunidad de dar su opinión sobre las prendas en cuestión, te sientes comprometido a “no fallarles” y hasta puedes perder tu esencia; sigue fiel a tus creencias Andy, que aquí estaremos para apoyarte!

  8. Hi Andy! I am absolutely agree with you. It’s sad to observe what is going with some my early fave bloggers and new comers. I love your style(and following you almost from the beginning),that you are true to yourself and to your style and that you keep being authentic. Keep doing that,we love you.