Style is how something is presented. I could ask three people to take the same shirt, and they would probably style it three different ways. Style and money don’t always go hand in hand. As a teenager ( & because I don’t buy most of my own clothes), I’ve watched and tried to learn about how to style different pieces. A lot of times people style pieces based on comfort, ease, what activity they are doing, their job, weather, and the influences of people around them. Some styles just come naturally to certain people, and style should be a personality match. With that being said, sometimes I love to shop at a vintage store for two reasons: 1. things are generally cheaper 2. things are usually unique pieces. This outfit is a mix of a shirt from a brand new boutique (that’s becoming one of my favorites) and pants from a resale store that cost around $8. The outfit is under $50 (minus the belt I borrowed from my mom). So, don’t think you have to spend a bunch of money to have style. On the contrary, with style, you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money.
Photos by Elizabeth Williams