Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How far is too far?

Washington Post fashion critique, Robin Givhan has settled back into life in the District. In Sunday's Washington Post, Givhan penned, "You Just Can't Be a Slave to the Runway Everyday."
Givhan addresses a point; at what price do we pay to keep up with the fashions of today? Everyone from the Aspen-goers to your typical family household has embraced the dreary fact; the economy is bad, very very bad. With this acceptance comes an influx of advice from stylists on how to be "fashionable" on a budget; everything from designer threads a Target to do it yourself home projects.
Givhan suggests that sometimes its best to forgo current trends and stick to the basics, those classic staples and cloths that actually have a purpose. In reference to Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, Givhan's rule of thumb is: "If it was stylish enough for Audrey Hepburn, then it doesn't need to be reinvented."
I appreciate Vogue's feasible shopping suggestions as much as the next girl, and I love a good "steal." However, right now I think its time to resort to the basics, keep it simple and classic. If you are someone who simply must shop, perhaps use this as a time to update your basic closet staples?

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