Even though fashion is considered ever-changing, I find it hard to come across items that are unique. I spend a lot of time browsing for new clothing and often become disappointed by the lack of options. This very well could stem from fashion losing a majority of its creativity in recent years. Some say the pressure of designers producing six collections a year is to blame, while others claim fast fashion has accelerated this need to sell new pieces weekly. Whatever the reason, there isn’t enough time to come up with and incubate fresh ideas. The industry is choosing quantity over quality.
As a result, everyone is dressed similarly and personal style is lacking originality. So how do you avoid this unoriginality? There are a few guidelines I follow to stop myself from putting a cap on my creativity. Before I decide whether or not the item is unique, I first consider the functionality of it and make sure it fits properly. I also consider the longevity of a buy: is it a fad or will I be able to wear it for many more seasons to come? I keep mental notes of styles I see becoming mainstream and try to avoid buying into them. If an article of clothing ends up meeting these requirements of authenticity, I will be confident investing in the purchase.
Nasty Gal is a shopping destination that in my opinion never lacks innovation. My priority is always originality. So with that said, I purchased these trousers with slits and paired them with a frayed denim jacket to create an unique look of my own.