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Fashion Truth

The fashion industry is a little crazy (make that more than a little). I don’t think anyone would disagree with that assessment. I appreciate all the creativity, competition, energy, innovation and artistry that exist within the fashion industry. I definitely have a list of favorite designers and enjoy seeing how trends shift (or don’t) year to year, season to season. But there are many things that happen within the fashion industry that I don’t like, such as poor working conditions, clothing made unethically, commercialization, greed and excess, false marketing, standardization, and a tendency to favor unhealthy lifestyles in order to meet a certain aesthetic look. All of these are reasons why I appreciate Modcloth so much. Modcloth offers clothing from a variety of designers and at all price points. Modcloth understands and advocates that there is no one ideal body type, that we are all unique. As a company, Modcloth enables its consumer base to cultivate their own style rather than fitting into the latest trend. Modcloth does not photoshop its models and the models they use do not all wear the same size clothing. Basically, Modcloth just seems to respect people for all of our differences and preferences. I think Modcloth gets that fashion should be fun and that what we wear should make us feel good.

When I heard that Modcloth was having a pop-up event to help all of us come together to be the change we want to see in the fashion industry , I knew I’d have to go. What a fun event and what a great initiative. Everyone at the pop-up was incredibly warm and welcoming. Posing for photos was a lot of fun and it was wonderful to see everyone’s unique styles. My favorite part was definitely sharing my fashion truth and reading what other people had wrote. My fashion truth was to “wear what makes you smile. Have fun with your style. Play with color, pattern and texture. Forget about what’s “on trend” and instead be your own trend; dress for you.” Style inspiration can come from many sources and the fashion industry is just one source. We are all consumers. We all buy clothes. I am not saying we should ever stifle anyone’s creativity by saying what to make, but we can be our own advocates in the purchases we make or don’t make, by the companies we choose to support and those we don’t, by the ways we spend our money and by the choices we make in terms of how we dress.

So, what’s your #fashiontruth?

Outfit Details:
Dress: vintage, Salterio of Milan via Beacon’s Closet
Purse: Kate Spade via surprise sale
Shoes: Fluevog
Socks: Hot Sox
Belt: Pinkyotto
Necklace: Modcloth

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The fashion industry is a little crazy (make that more than a little). I don’t think anyone would disagree with that assessment. I appreciate all the creativity, competition, energy, innovation and artistry that exist within the fashion industry. I definitely have a list of favorite designers and enjoy seeing how trends shift (or don’t) year to year, season to season. But there are many things that happen within the fashion industry that I don’t like, such as poor working conditions, clothing made unethically, commercialization, greed and excess, false marketing, standardization, and a tendency to favor unhealthy lifestyles in order to meet a certain aesthetic look. All of these are reasons why I appreciate Modcloth so much. Modcloth offers clothing from a variety of designers and at all price points. Modcloth understands and advocates that there is no one ideal body type, that we are all unique. As a company, Modcloth enables its consumer base to cultivate their own style rather than fitting into the latest trend. Modcloth does not photoshop its models and the models they use do not all wear the same size clothing. Basically, Modcloth just seems to respect people for all of our differences and preferences. I think Modcloth gets that fashion should be fun and that what we wear should make us feel good.

When I heard that Modcloth was having a pop-up event to help all of us come together to be the change we want to see in the fashion industry , I knew I’d have to go. What a fun event and what a great initiative. Everyone at the pop-up was incredibly warm and welcoming. Posing for photos was a lot of fun and it was wonderful to see everyone’s unique styles. My favorite part was definitely sharing my fashion truth and reading what other people had wrote. My fashion truth was to “wear what makes you smile. Have fun with your style. Play with color, pattern and texture. Forget about what’s “on trend” and instead be your own trend; dress for you.” Style inspiration can come from many sources and the fashion industry is just one source. We are all consumers. We all buy clothes. I am not saying we should ever stifle anyone’s creativity by saying what to make, but we can be our own advocates in the purchases we make or don’t make, by the companies we choose to support and those we don’t, by the ways we spend our money and by the choices we make in terms of how we dress.

So, what’s your #fashiontruth?

Outfit Details:
Dress: vintage, Salterio of Milan via Beacon’s Closet
Purse: Kate Spade via surprise sale
Shoes: Fluevog
Socks: Hot Sox
Belt: Pinkyotto
Necklace: Modcloth

Filed under fashiontruth modcloth style