Be it a low-priced dress picked somewhere from the local streets or an extravagant, elegant designer wear, be it a piece of junk jewelry or a precious stone especially handcrafted to suit your requirements, all that matters in the end, is how skillfully you carry it. According to me, having a basic look and carrying it effortlessly is way better than wearing an ill-fitting “high-priced” dress.
Honestly, I have never been someone who is a brand freak (such a relief to my parents that I’m saving so much of their money 😛 ). I am someone who loves street shopping. If ever I’m given a choice between a mall full of high-end designer labels, and a street full of stalls, without a doubt, I’m going to hungrily race towards the street. 🙈
The best part comes when you test your negotiation skills. 😛 The more pieces you buy, the lesser price you pay per piece. When you feel like the price quoted by the shopkeeper is high, you just act like you are leaving. Then they’ll put the ball in your court. You quote the price you are willing to pay for the product. I absolutely love that bit.
Sometimes, I feel that these brand labels have become the means to boast about your societal status. I’m not against brands but in a few instances, I feel like it has become a way to let society know that you are a high-status person. Attending elite social parties, Page 3 kitty groups, a sophisticated royal wedding costing you a fortune, or a vacation abroad every now and then, becomes one spicy status story to tell.
Well, technology has also made that so trouble-free for us. One click, and it’s out there on snap, insta or twitter for all your followers and fans to know about your expensive outing or the entry of something new in your brand loaded wardrobe.
Those high-end labels don’t guarantee the fact that their product will make you look like someone who’s straight out from the top fashion magazine. It’s definitely our brain cells that need to be put into action while purchasing them.
“Style is a way to say WHO YOU ARE without having to speak” – Rachel Zoe
You definitely wouldn’t want anyone to think of you as a person who doesn’t have the knowledge to choose attires for herself/himself. I agree that it’s easy to fall for such labels but later on, the situation shouldn’t make you feel as if created a BIG hole in your pockets.
The main reason amongst young people is the insecurity in their heads that nobody is going to notice them if they dress up simple, and the fact that all cool or popular dudes and chicks in college dress up from head to toe as if they are paid to advertise those brands. 😛
This suddenly reminds me of the movie Hindi Medium and the scene in which the couple covers every corner of their body with these labels. The reason being, such high-end brands are instantly associated with the word richness, class, and luxury.
Honestly, if someone hands me an envelope fully loaded with cash, say 50k (I’m going to stare at it for a long long time first 😛 ), I’m definitely not spending it to buy just one or two pricey goods. I’ll instead opt for a vacation to some remote land, where again, I would spend less on my stay and more on exploring the place, it’s culture, food and do something adventurous that’s going to stay with me till my last breath. ❤
Well, quality is something that definitely matters, but not if our ultimate motive is only to make our friends jealous and have this thought in our heads ki, “Mujhe acche se yaad hai ki pichli baar woh mere saamne bohot smart ban rahi thi. Iss baar batati hu usko mei.” OR “My cousin got this from London.” yahi kaha tha na usne last time sabke saamne? Show off. I saw him smirk when he looked at me. I’ll show him this time ki mei kya cheez hu.” Welcome to 8th grade!
The quote that I personally believe and follow is:
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
So people, stay simple, stay classy because… classy isn’t about clothes, make-up or footwear. It also isn’t about being posh or wealthy. You can dress classy, you can sit, stand and walk classy, but true class is on the inside. 🙂