On Lookbook, some girls post classy looks in clothing with smart cuts and unique, shiny accessories. Then there are edgy grunge looks that feature layers of dark, ripped, spiky perfection. On Lookbook, there are visible trends: some have been fair isle print when I first joined, galaxy and tribal in the past couple of years, spikes and crosses, ombre, statement rings, high waisted shorts and skirts, mint, mustard, and oxblood, with Dr Martens and Jeffrey Campbells permeating faithfully throughout my years browsing Lookbook.
But in real life, I haven't seen ANY of these wonderful things. The most my hometown has changed is they stopped wearing Hollister and Abercrombie tees... mostly. Actually they kinda still do. The staples round these parts are sports or church-related tee shirts (if you wear a band tee like I sometimes will then you are most certainly some kind of outlier) and flare jeans from Hollister (they never really started wearing skinny jeans in my area)
So I have learned so much from Lookbook. I have learned to wear tights and dresses, and started challenging myself, pushing the limits on what I was willing to wear. Many of my clothing purchases have been inspired by this online community and my favorite bloggers.
Needless to say, it is rare that find inspiration around me, so I take to the internet and magazines. Is it the same everywhere? Or do I have this experience because I live in the rural/suburban Bible Belt?
1 year ago