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The streetwear subculture has been around for ages, but thanks to social media and the rapid rise of athleisure it is now at the forefront of fashion like never before - and we have no complaints about that. As a firm urban style lover, Trimingham quickly caught my attention as soon as I laid eyes on their iconic ready-to-wear collections. Blame it on the perfect blend of high fashion and minimalism, or simply on the fact that each one their latest drops was specifically designed to make me want to add everything to my already full cart- the outcome remains the same. They are here to upgrade your street style game.

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 Even though streetwear used to be a way of self-expression for skaters and hip-hop artists back in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, it surely gained a cult-like following. Giant fashion houses and a number of forward-thinking designers found many innovative ways to alter the traditional street culture transforming it into a new kind of uniform: luxury streetwear, delivering the best of both worlds.

But social media isn't the only reason behind luxury streetwear's skyrocketing popularity. The previously dominant streetwear silhouettes are now combining with a new sense of tailoring that delivers the perfect balance between comfort and innovative, never-seen-before patterns and structures. Over the last few seasons, we have seen more than a few pairs of sneakers, and hoodies on the runways of Paris, New York, and Milan. This highly anticipated fashion revolution can only mean one thing, we can freely choose comfort without having to compromise our style.

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If you are one of those who assume that a simple boxed logo on a t-shirt is more than enough to ensure the success of any luxury streetwear brand, guess again! Even though having a memorable logo may be very important, that’s not the whole story. Trimingham is the perfect example of how to design and execute an innovative, hybrid collection that combines authenticity and strong ethos.

Founded by creative director Cherise Trimingham, former student of the prestigious Central Saint Martins, this brand forced its way into my 2021 wishlist. There isn’t lacking in gender-neutral streetwear in the urban style industry but nothing can beat the joy of having a never-seen-before design in your wardrobe- especially if it's made by an emerging independent contemporary streetwear designer.

limited edition luxury streetwear
There is no shortage of options in Trimingham's ready-to-wear collections, nonetheless, you will happy to hear that they specialize in bespoke/custom pieces, blessed with the artist's unique touch. In this consumer-driven era of seasonal trends, custom made clothing is made to last for a lifetime, because it is actually made for you. Custom luxury streetwear goes beyond the "basics". 

"We will source the finest fabrics for your garment, from our favorite cities, usually including; Milano, London, New York & Paris. Whilst also sourcing trims to ensure your garment is completed with any required personal touches. Our bespoke garments are handmade in the UK by extremely skilled seamstresses. Our production is very efficient and will provide you with an estimated delivery time during your initial consultation" mentions Cherise Trimingham.

New World Collection

limited edition streetwear brandsThe New World luxury streetwear collection

There is no denying that creative flow, innovative ideas, and raw artistic skills are a killer combo for success, especially when combined in a single collection. THE NEW WORLD - SEASON / 21, based on the idea of a parallel universe, is a celebration of monochrome colors that eventually venture into bolder vibrant tones. This investment-worthy, sportswear collection manages to show the difference between the current world and the new world, by creating a space for individuals to reorient their mindset, achieve their own successes and fulfill their full potential. Their limited edition styles are endorsed by various celebrities, musicians, footballers, and boxers 

If you love luxury fashion combined with the minimal aesthetic of traditional streetwear, this contemporary label is definitely for you.



If you feel like doing some much-needed retail therapy today, It's perfectly understandable. If you are anything like me, then your 2021 wishlist is already in the making. Whether you are interested in adding a few wallet-friendly, trendy styles to your cart, or simply looking to invest in some wardrobe staples for an easy winter to spring transition, supporting female-owned fashion brands is a must.

It's true, every type of business(big or small) is struggling right now, I am sorry to the giant fashion labels and corporations but I would rather place an order on an up-and-coming female-owned business that is actually putting love and effort into her curated collection than support your "boy's club" at the top.

Since we spend most of our days indoors, it's safe to say that we have already made all our essential skincare/beauty purchases. However, we can never have "too many" comfy casual clothing, we could actually get away with wearing indoors, as well as outdoors- you know, the ones that will make you look like a model off duty and not just off-duty.

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Outfits For The Perfect Winter-To-Spring Transition
Athleisure or sportswear, whatever you choose to call it, it's definitely the one "trend" that turned out to be seasonless. It's safe to say that we won't get rid of this craze any time soon- no complaints about that. I’ve never really considered myself as anything else but a sporty dresses- and I have all the vintage streetwear to prove it- however, more and more people are starting to look exactly like one - after all, nothing beats comfort. From oh-so-pretty cropped windbreakers to cozy sweatshirts, there are plenty of street style-approved outfits to browse below.

gray sweatshirt

NPA Sweatshirt, $49,99

camo windbreaker

Hunter Cropped Windbreaker, $69,99

Outfits For The Perfect Winter-To-Spring Transition
UYE Unisex T-Shirt, $22,99

multi color sneakers
Future Women's Two-Tone Sneaker, $89,99

beige casual trousers

Cold Af Women's Track Pants, $59.99

unique face mask
Always More Face Mask, $14,99

It’s no surprise No Pride Apparel loves her ultra-soft, high-quality fabrics. All her slow-fashion clothes & accessories are ethically produced in order to avoid to be economically wasteful.

If you’re not familiar with the brand, No Pride was created based on the founder's vision to inspire us to celebrate ourselves through the uncomfortable phases of progress and normalize the healing it takes for us to arrive at the peace and fulfillment we all deserve. 

Her Print on Demand collections reflects her own journey through poverty, homelessness and her persuasion to keep following her dreams no matter what. However, this is not a depressing story. It's the real and raw reality behind her statement-making streetwear, designed with the sole purpose to motivate you. This brand serves as a way to empower you and make you realize your potential for greatness. 

If you’re trying to save money and don’t plan on shopping at all, don’t worry. Following inspiring small-businesses on social media, liking their posts, and sharing their content is another great way to show support.
The underground streetwear culture is slowly but surely on the rise, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Blame it on the number of the new, up and coming designers entering the scene as a way to express their culture and unique point of view or simply on the fact that more and more people are sick and tired of "the basics". No matter the case, the scene is flooded with diversity, self-expression, and originality.

Thankfully in 2021, there isn’t a shortage of gender-neutral streetwear in the urban style industry. Sure, placing yet another order with one of the leading multinational brands might be a very compelling thought but, no one can deny our need to explore other options apart from what the mainstream fashion labels have to offer. I have always been interested in having an eye out for emerging designers. You know, those who offer the dopest collections that are blessed with the artist's unique touch. It would only be fair to start off the New Year with some exciting new releases that have me excited right now.
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F/W 20 Puffer Jacket Wine
Strategically Designed
Undoughtably I am very intrigued by premium high street brands, especially when they draw their inspiration from different aspects of our everyday life, like fashion, technology, music, and food. Let's just say that THIRDEYE Worldwide is definitely a name I will be adding to my 2021 wishlist. This independent contemporary streetwear label managed to create a space for cultures to collide and be embraced by natives and non-natives alike. Utilizing a monochromatic palette, they offer modern, yet minimal silhouettes and wardrobe staples sold at a fair price.

underground streetwear brand winter collection

Black owned streetwear brand 2021 collection
F/W 20 Puffer Jacket- Pine Green

Walk by faith, not by sight

underground streetwear brand
Full Zip Crystal Logo Hoodie

One cannot have too many puffer jackets, that's exactly why THIRDEYE Worldwide's latest FW20 Puffer Jackets drop caught my attention from the moment I laid eyes on their iconic wine red jacket that has enough "puff" to keep you warm through winter. Moreover, investing in an independent brand means that you won't get irritated every time another person wears the exact same outfit just a few meters away. If you love the blend of fashion and culture, this label is preferred by men and women who enjoy high-end styles combined with the minimal aesthetic of traditional streetwear.
 
New, trendy items come and go with every season. Maybe you find yourself eyeing on some exciting new releases from all your favorite brands, only to realize that your paycheck cannot cover your need for a new wardrobe-I feel you. So, how can you shop all time-classic designer fashion, along with a few vintage pieces that will last a lifetime? The simplest solution is to hold yourself back from buying brand new and venture into buying certain items pre-loved. Especially if you are looking for the best designer and luxury fashion brands to shop at a huge discount.

Since pretty much all of us spend a great amount of time inside, buying and selling pre-owned items has become second nature for most. Thankfully the secondhand clothing market is now rising and booming online. I constantly mention my passion for thrifting. Blame it on my thesis on the humanitarian and environmental impacts of fast fashion, or simply on my desire for buying preloved and retro goods-the outcome remains the same.
The Selling Community, founded in 2016, not only carries a big collection of authenticated items, they also help you sell your pre-loved styles as well. It's a win-win situation. With many new premium additions to their already wide selection, the only thing you have to do is start browsing. If you are a true street style enthusiast, you already know the satisfaction of adding styles with a vintage influence that are now trending in fashion to your collection. Yes, I know I brag about my vintage sportswear a bit too much on my Instagram - I apologize.
Browsing through the Selling Community app, you'll definitely find well-curated pieces for a way lesser price than you might do elsewhere. Note that buying and selling pre-loved has 0 commission. The only thing you are required to do is go through the membership verification program before joining the community. If you are in the market for a classic Balmain graphic tee or want to enhance your urban-style with a Givenchy hoodie, this is a great option for you. Bonus point: All transactions go through Paypal, which ensures the security of its users.
 
Streetwear culture has exploded over the last few years and we can't get enough of it. From the leading high fashion brands to small, independent creators with a strong passion for unique, out of the box designs, we surely have a lot to choose from. As much as I love wearing pieces from the industry giants, I am more intrigued by the creativity and unique ideas of emerging designers and independent brands.
Where To Buy Japanese Streetwear

On KmeetsStyle we often talk about the most inspiring, up and coming fashion brands out there. I think one of the most amazing things about being a self-proclaimed streetwear enthusiast is to bring awareness to on-the-rise talent and lend support to small brands that have a lot to offer. One thing is certain, Streetwear is not the subversive subculture it once was. No matter if you get your influence from your favorite celebrities, hip hop artists, skateboarders or simply love to feel comfy in your everyday looks, I got you covered.
Where To Buy Japanese Streetwear

Today we are touching on a whole different streetwear genre- one that I absolutely love. Japanese fashion has always influenced the industry. The demand for the perfect mix between urban style and the traditional Japanese culture is undoubtedly huge. Blame it on the beautiful illustrations, the need for self-expression, or on the eye-catchy patterns and silhouettes- the outcome is still the same. Don't think that just because I already have a Japanese style tattoo, I am biased (well, I am), take a look for yourself.

OniTakai is a new and upcoming brand with a dope aesthetic. They carry an entire streetwear collection that includes your much-needed everyday staples. From slogan tees and crop tops to winter essential hoodies, leggings, and some of the best face mask styles I have seen in a long time, it's all there for you to grab. You can also find a section dedicated to custom apparel, which is amazing if you have a ton of ideas but not the time or means to execute them yourself.
Where To Buy Japanese Streetwear
I don't know about you but personally, I would love to enhance my beach look with a Red dragon Oni swimsuit right now-even in the middle of winter. In all seriousness, Japanese inspired streetwear is a huge trend right now, one you simply cannot miss. The mainstream fashion industry is definitely a crowded one, we all feel the need to explore other options and try out something new. Take advantage of the free US shipping to get your hands on their latest drops without breaking the bank.






Undoubtedly the inclusion of all shapes, colors, and sizes in every type of media is a much-needed change. For many years we let photoshop determine what's "acceptable" by society's standards. Still, to this day many women (and men) assume that their heavier, curvier bodies do not meet the ideal image of beauty. 

Unfortunately even the most female-centric industries like beauty and fashion are still predominantly dominated by men. The good news is that each and every day more and more women are taking a stand against this uneven number. We have seen some extraordinary women with empowering stories to tell, launching their own brands and businesses- but we want more!

Shop The Yoga Bitch Collection

Having strong female role models, especially from a young age, can influence the lives of people and even entire industries in positive ways. For me, it's all about celebrating women who continuously try to subvert the industry standards by founding their own business, embrace their individuality, and encourage others to follow their lead. As someone who is constantly sharing stories both here and on numerous other media outlets, I often get frustrated by the lack of representation. Only 2 in 10 brands that reach out are female-owned.

That's why when I get the chance to feature an athletic & streetwear brand made by women for women, it’s an instant "yes" for me. Fashion is a tool that has the ability to empower women to feel confident and strong. This was a driving force behind Yoga Bitch, a performance apparel brand that recently hit the market with their commitment to bringing ‘bold and unapologetic fashion’.

Yoga Bitch Founder Jen Stenberg is an experienced business executive, Wife, and Mum of three who is passionate about movement and style. Jen is inspired by the complex lives of people who share a love of fitness, and how in doing so express themselves, their vulnerabilities, and their strengths. Her inclusive line carries sizes from XS to 6X, making it accessible to all shapes and sizes, with plans for even further future expansion to meet the unique needs of groups who can be overlooked in the current market. After all, diversity is something we should celebrate daily. 

This Athletic Brand Is The Epitome Of Body Positivity And Female Empowerment

Yoga Bitch caters to women with full lives, hang with their friends take care of their family but, have limited patients for uncomfortable clothing. You know me and my obsession with cute athleticwear that allows the wearer to feel beautiful no matter the time and place. Jen's Yoga Bitch apparel is budget-friendly, not to mention extremely fun and versatile. From plain black sports bras to camo and animal print, there is definitely something for you on the website. Time to add some unique styles to your Holiday wishlist.  Happy Shopping!

 If you are like me, then scouting the internet for the best online vintage shopping deals is one of your life's greatest joys. It's all about the riveting feeling of the hunt, there aren't many things as satisfying (and rewarding) as finding a hidden gem amongst the many pages. Shopping for clothes that come straight from another era is not only an exciting experience, it's also a great way to battle fast-fashion and excessive consumerism yourself. But, learning how to buy vintage clothing can be a very overwhelming and tricky task.

Whether you are on the hunt for rare real-deal vintage fashion or simply love the affordable price tag of pre-owned clothing, there is definitely something for you online. Now, if you are looking for Chanel, Hermes, and Valentino, this might not be the post for you. Today I am sharing my favorite stores to buy vintage streetwear online from brands like Lacoste, Napapijri, The North Face, Nike and Adidas only to name a few.

Where to shop men's and wome's vintage streetwear online.

These European vintage shops are trustworthy, affordable and most importantly filled with hundreds of high-end pre-owned pieces and causal streetwear alike. Most of them offer worldwide shipping for all of us who want to add a little something to our ordinary wardrobes. Some sellers prefer to use Instagram as their carefully curated storefront, while others have websites to help you get your hands on their latest vintage drops.

 www.truevintage.com

Where to shop men's and wome's vintage streetwear online.

www.cloakvintage.com


m21vintage.com
 
Where to shop men's and wome's vintage streetwear online.

www.smoothcactus.co.uk

Where to shop men's and wome's vintage streetwear online.

Thrifted.com


Garmgang.co.uk

Where to shop men's and wome's vintage streetwear online.



 To me, the discovery of new, innovative styles is definitely something that has always drawn me to fashion. Growing up I would spend hours of the day reading magazines, only to tear up my favorite pages, turning them into a mood board- even though my parents were totally against sticking things on our freshly painted walls. Not much has changed now that I am an editor. Handmade mood boards turned into Pinterest boards and physical magazines became online, multi-topic websites-which I absolutely love.

So, why am I taking you on a trip down memory lane? Well, you need to understand how much I have always been interested in having an eye out for emerging designers. I am inspired by what's happening in the fashion world, even if I keep choosing gender-neutral streetwear styles that will definitely pass the test of time. I think one of the most amazing things about being a self-proclaimed urban fashion enthusiast is to bring awareness to on-the-rise talent and lend support to small brands that have a lot to offer. So, here I am, highlighting a fantastic brand that has me excited right now.

Custom snapback hats with unique details

custom snapback hats made of wood
Let's talk about Rawkly, the independent Swedish label that managed to bring nature and fashion together in one snapback hat for men & women. This brand takes a whole new, super fresh, and modern approach to classic snapback hats, adding earth-inspired details to an already popular fashion accessory. Aiming to appeal to the uniqueness of each individual person, the designers behind Rawkly came up with the idea of a 6-panel snapback hat with 3d embroidered logo AND the wooden brim.

Rawkly fashion

The surface of the brim is covered with wooden veneers that offer a truly unique and raw look to every design. So what's the inspiration behind the innovative idea of the wooden snapback hat? The designers wanted to highlight the beauty of the Swedish forests. Sweden is covered with more than 69% forest land so, what's a better way to showcase the beauty of nature than to incorporate it into your designs? Every tree is unique, the same applies to every brim. The Attitude fo Sweden Rawkly collection is the perfect balance between the old-time classic skater look and fresh, unique 2020 streetwear we all love to wear. 

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At this point you might be as invested in Rawkly's vision as I am but, as most indie brands they need some help raising funds for their upcoming collections. Both the Raw Attitude and Attitude of Sweden collections will only be available during the Kickstarted project. The Upcoming Rawkly collection (based on the brand name obviously) is the main goal of the crowdfunding campaign starting on January 15, 2021. Some of their future goals include wooden temple sunglasses and (my personal favorite) the Rawky bracelet featuring leather and real wood. @rawklyfashion posts the latest updates, behind the scenes AND giveaways.

 
custom snapback hats made of wood


 As a firm urban style lover, Däsnine has been on my radar a lot this year. This upscale German-American label is exactly where streetwear meets high fashion, with huge doses of minimalism. The brand's elevated aesthetic caught my attention from the moment I laid eyes on their iconic blood orange messenger bag on Instagram back in 2019-you all know how much I adore this color.

Undoubtedly I am a big fan of premium high street brands, especially if they carry styles with the artist's unique, creative touch. Let's just say that Däsnine is definitely a name I will be adding to my holiday wish list this Christmas.


Welcoming the Berlyn's Mini

Diving deep into the world of handbags with the sole purpose of finding the perfect bag to add to your collection can sometimes feel like an impossible task, especially in such a saturated market. Non the less, if you are as obsessed as I am with extra special pieces that actually catch everyone's eye, I have the perfect suggestion for you. Däsnine just released  Berlyn's mini, you can call it the latest luxury drop- I call it a piece of art. The signature 3in x 3in bag feels pleasingly original while still looking minimal. Plus buying from an indie brand means you won't get frustrated every time another person carries the same style just a few meters away.

luxury mini handbag from the US Dasnine
This bag might not be on the affordable side but, it all makes sense if you consider the design creativity and the carving-stamping procedure the genuine Cowhide Leather has to go through. Bonus point, it is 100% made in the US. Overall, Däsnine clothing and accessories are bound to fit effortlessly into your wardrobe, especially if you love adding statement details to your everyday outfits.

dasnine berlyn's bag

Whether you are currently on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or simply love to bookmark items for a future shopping spree, you can be sure that everything from this brand has something unique to offer to your fashion collection.

Now, more than ever, our super busy lives demand clothing that is not only practical but comfortable as well. Giving up your personal style is definitely not the case. If you are on the hunt for new, comfy outfit combinations that still leave you plenty of space to be creative, Athleisure might just be the answer you sick. If you follow my life, both here and on Instagram, you probably already know how much I genuinely love getting away with wearing the comfiest, gender-neutral clothes outside in my day-to-day life. There is something very liberating about seeing people who continuously try to blur the lines between performance wear and casual streetwear.

Athletic chic outfit inspiration

What's the meaning of athleisure?

The ultimate blend of ready-to-wear styles with activewear that naturally creates many cool and unique outfit combos. Fashion is constantly adapting to the rapid changes in our lifestyle. People are now, more than ever, refusing to follow most types of “dress codes.” On the contrary, they focus on self-expression and individuality.

How to nail the Athleisure street style game

Streetstyle winter 2021 outfit inspiration
Images by WhoWhatWear, Lissyroddyy, TheFashionSpot, MotelRocks
Streetstyle athleisure outfit inspiration
Even though there is no strict set of rules, there are always some tips & tricks on how to style the perfect  Athleisure looks with minimum effort. Try layering your sports bras and hoodies with leather coats and a pair of oversized joggers. Matching sports sets look gorgeous under maxi coats with neutral colors, especially if you add your go-to sneakers to the mix.


I personally swear by vintage, unisex jackets at the moment mainly because I can throw them on with a pair of thick leggings and my trusted Vans sneakers. 

Mixing tailored pieces, like a basic blazer, with oversized hoodies and ladylike bags is a huge trend right now.

Just because you are wrapped in your favorite athletic wear, doesn't mean you can't add accessories. Baseball caps, chain necklaces, and earrings, winter-appropriate beanies are only a few great items you can add to your Athleisure look.

Comfort meets Luxury with this emerging fashion brand

EXL Studion fashion brand California

New street style labels are popping up left and right but ELX Studio actually has something to offer- a fresh take on gender-neutral, premium quality apparel that focuses on inclusivity. The Best part? The quantities will be limited, meaning that you will be able to have unique pieces -if you act fast. More and more people are interested in timeless, investment pieces to save in their capsule wardrobe for years to come. In other words, quality definitely beats quantity, especially when it comes to street wear.
It's all about originality, self- love and personal expression.
"I want to encourage my community to appreciate what they’ve been blessed with." said the fashion designer and founder of ELX Studio."Clothes don’t make us. But they can sure take confidence to the next level. For the underrepresented and the nonconformists, I’m here for you." she continued. The vision behind the brand is very clear. It's time to get rid of all the unhealthy and highly unrealistic beauty standards once and for all. Body positivity and free self-expression through fashion should be normalized by each and every person.

Want to get a taste? @elxstudio is about to host a pre-launch giveaway (US and Canada). Pre-ordering will be available next week so you will be able to get your hands on the first batch of the new styles. Sign up to get all the latest updates.

After shopping from the same old multinational corporations that always seem to be at the top of the fashion scene, we all feel the need to explore other options and try out something new. The mainstream fashion industry is definitely a crowded one and in recent years more and more fast fashion brands are popping up left and right. Even though I do understand people's need to get their hands on the latest, trendiest outfits without breaking the bank, the humanitarian and environmental consequences are way too severe to ignore.


custom made streetwear

So, can we actually stay away from fast fashion? No, unfortunately, even though there are plenty of resources, we cannot 100% be certain about the ethics of all of our favorite brands. I have been an advocate for second-hand shopping for quite some time now. Even though it takes a bit of time and energy, finding a hidden gem between the racks can be such a joy. As you can see from my Instagram page, I often try to alter my thrift finds to better compliment my personal style. And that is exactly the subject of this article.

Custom clothing that goes beyond the "basics". Indie brands offering streetwear styles that are blessed with the artist's unique touch are the new craze. Underground fashion labels are known for their creative flow, innovative ideas, and raw artistic skills. 8smilez is a newly founded brand based in New York with a very clear message. His limited edition styles are here for those who want to differentiate from the social norms and reflect their personality.


custom made streetwear

In this consumer-driven era of seasonal trends, custom made styles are a long-term investment. You will always have in mind that this particular piece of clothing was made just for the few who were quick to hit the order button. There is something great about limited edition screen-prints or hand-painted designs. From made to order Dickies logo work pants to hoodies and truckers 8smilez offers many streetwear styles you definitely won't be able to find anywhere else. 


custom made streetwear


As easy as it sounds to wear what truly makes us happy there are plenty of factors that can influence someone's opinion. With the rise of social media and the constant visual stimulations, they offer we all find ourselves lost and confused about what we actually like -or need-. How much time do we spend trying to convince ourselves that a particular piece of clothing fits better than it looks or that we weren't actually influenced by someone else to like something we truly don't? No one can deny it, there is an overall mainstream idea of how a person should dress ( and look ) judging by their age, marital status, hobbies, and field of work. Maybe 2020 is the perfect time for us to focus on how fashion makes us feel rather than blindly following trends and "musts".

Champion Greece, Champion outfit
S/S 20 Rochester collection by Champion

The art of shopping less

As we change and grow we all have a different perspective on what fashion is and what it represents. All the things we once thought we needed may now make us cringe or be considered "out" of fashion. There are some basic but key questions to ask ourselves before hitting the order button. Will this specific item fill a gap in our closet? Will we get much use out of it? Does the brand follow ethical techniques to create this piece of clothing we are about to wear? No matter your personal style these questions should always be a priority.

Moreover avoiding impulse buys at all costs will have a positive impact on our finances and closet space. How many times have you found yourself looking at clothes on the hunger - with tags still on- only to second guess your prior decisions? Having high-quality basics that can be worn countless times for years and years does not automatically mean designer items. Not everyone has the means or the will to spend that much money on one style, nonetheless adding necessary-only fashion to our wardrobe will inevitably help us create an admirable capsule collection, very beneficial in the long run no matter the price point.

Champion Greece, Champion outfit
Comfy casual styles with statement colors

Take this pair of  Dockers white platform sneakers for example that I wear pretty much every week religiously since last November even though I have quite a few alternatives. Why? Because they make me feel great. You have seen me styling more than a few looks around them on my blog and Instagram, they are simple and easy to wear with each and every outfit.

As soon as I unboxed my Buffalo CHAI sneakers on the stories I received so many mixed reactions. People loved how comfy and statements they were while others hated the chunky look they had. I feel so good when I wear them and I find myself reaching for them many times a month. That's what it really means to buy something that makes your heart happy as soon as you put it on as opposed to ordering something because someone else's opinion - and influence - managed to change your perception.  that's how I feel fashion should be. A way to make us happy and more confident.
 
Champion Greece, Champion outfit

So why my style has changed so drastically over the last 5 years?

If you are an avid reader - and follower- of meets style and @konna.antoniadou you probably already know what I am referring to. For years I have been trying to convince myself that the clothes I was wearing were a reflection of my personality, false. Even though I really loved my midi dresses and white boho tops reality was my personal taste was heavily influenced by the society's opinion of what a 20-year-old should look and act like. I never actually felt comfortable squeezed into my tight dresses and over the knee boots but honestly, I didn't know any other way to be. I had a certain idea of how I should look all day every day. Even now, freshly turned 26, I get comments here and there from people who claim that I should be dressing more "age appropriately", meaning not athletic I suppose. Do we need to pay attention to what others have to say about our appearance and life choices? NO. That's why you should wear fashion that makes you happy.



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