Why I love Fashion (And Why You Should Too!)

April 1, 2014

The other day I overheard a woman in Macy's saying to her friend, "I just don't care about clothes and fashion anymore. I used to love it." Cue my heart breaking + jaw dropping. Don't get me wrong, I understand that kids, family, and work come first, but that doesn't mean that you have to give up what you love. I know that to a lot of people fashion and blogging and shopping seem frivolous. I fully realize that there's more to life than shopping. There's Scandal and Instagram...only kidding! But for real, I can see where they're coming from, fashion is not for everyone, but I think it should be. So here's why I love it, and why you should too!

1. It makes me feel good about myself. I think that shopping gets a bad rap. We've all been bikini/bra shopping (#nightmare) which can make us feel less than awesome. But when you find something that you absolutely love, or that makes you feel Fabulous, it's totally worth it. I think that people give up and get discouraged too easily. You may have to hunt for a while, but eventually you'll find something that you love and that loves you back. 
2. You can say something about yourself with fashion. As much as we wish it weren't true, we are judgmental creatures, and first impressions matter. (Shout out to all of my friends from junior high who have stuck around and who most likely met me wearing something from Wet Seal!) Fashion and style give you the opportunity to say something about yourself and to tell people what you think of yourself. I don't know about you, but I want to say, "I am confident, put together, and fabulous."
3. You can meet people because of it. I have met some pretty great people, both IRL and virtually through blogging and a love of fashion. It's a commonality that's so easy to bond over.
4. Everyone has to wear clothes, so why not have fun with it? Think about it, you have to pick out and outfit and wear clothes every day, whether you like it, or not. So you might as well enjoy it and have fun with it. It's a really simple way to enjoy life a little bit more :)

Why do you love/hate fashion?

xo Catherine 


  1. I agree with all the points you made and yes, I do love fashion, it's one of my happy places. :)

  2. I love this post!! You have inspired me to do my own :)



    1. Yay! So glad you like it. Can't wait to read your version!

  3. It's very interesting because lately I've been very uninspired when it comes to fashion, clothes, and dressing myself! However, I've officially figured out it's because I have too much clutter in my apt. Clothes everywhere, shoes spilling over the floor, etc. and after cleaning and getting organize (still in the process) I'm starting to get my groove back. Love your thoughts above, too.


    Pursuit of Shoes

    1. Thanks Ashley! I'm glad you're getting your groove back because I'm always inspired by your outfits!

  4. I love that you mentioned people think fashion/blogging/shopping is frivolous.....I have a few people who feel that way and it frustrates me the same that they don't care about their appearance. I ALWAYS say, you have to get dressed every day - make an effort!
    I think people who make fun of "US" are just insecure and mask that insecurity by making it to be that all of this is silly nonsense.
    I agree with you that it might not be your thing, but that doesn't make it any less important.
    I enjoyed reading this very much! Well done!


    1. I couldn't agree more! Glad you enjoyed it!


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