WONDERING IF YOUR STREET WEAR IS TRASHY OR CLASSY?
It seems that the past few years, couture designers have really pushed the ticket when it comes to the runway. With the talent discovery of performers such as Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, and Nicki Minaj, we've seen some of the most ridiculous, yet impressive, wardrobe stylings that are meant to create controversy amongst the general public at concerts and award shows. It seems that no territory is unchartered in 2011; We've seen everything from hot dog outfits, to raw meat couture. While it is not necessarily socially acceptable, these stars just seem to continuously climb the charts and gain popularity in our world.
For fashion, this is an incredible concept because it allows designers to get creative and give a new flair of originality to each style they put on the runway. For street fashionistas, It allows us to take our style to a new level and experiment in ways that we may not have 10 years ago. However, with this chance to be original, many people are extending the limit towards the trashier, not classier.
As we arrive at Spring and Summer, we have re-introduced staple items, new shapes to old pieces, and many different opportunities to accessorize. One of the most important things to remember while dressing is that you have to be comfortable in what you are wearing, but not so comfortable where you may as well join a nudist colony because you're in fact, wearing no clothing at all. Considering I've seen a bit of the worst of the worst so far this Spring, I feel it is my civil duty to provide you with a a stress free guide to shameless fashion that is still edgy enough, without looking tacky.