If you're not singing MC Hammer by now, you should be. That girl with the big butt in that song: yep, I confess, she's me, she's the woman that sat next to you earlier on the bus and she's probably a good chunk of the general population. But does that butt make her un-stylish?
Ladies, I present the ugly picture that is often painted for us and it's an equation even more hideous then my high school maths years :
Money+ perfect looks=style
Or in a clearer picture:
It seems to me that style in modern culture is too closely associated with stereotypical views of beauty matched with endless money to splurge on those must-have designer items.
Number one: The ten most popular female look bookers are generically pretty, model-esque and about a size 8.
Last weeks most popular lookbooker: stylist and modelesque.
If I have to look like this, will I even have a chance of my blog becoming more successful? I've got a lot of junk in the trunk, I have cellulite and my leg to torso proportions are all weird, but surely style is all about being yourself and working what you've got?
Little pear shaped old me
I Need A Dollar
I know I'm not the only one who browses fashion magazines and thinks 'how much for a jacket, blimey: that's a house deposit!'. With our fave glossies all presenting designer garments as whats stylish, how can us ladies in our early twenties keep up? After all, we are scraping the barrel saving up for a house deposit! It's all good for those women who earn a lot through their careers but surely magazines should provide trendy high street alternatives for the rest of us?
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to use it as inspiration (and eyelusting) and hit the high street for copies.
The Rich and Quirky Curse
Even having all the money and fame in the world is apparently not enough when it comes to being stylish. Disgustingly, designers refused to work with Melissa McCarthy on her Oscars outfit due to her size. Well, I think you'll agree that she looked super stylish!
Quirky and cool Kelly Osbourne somehow always ends up on the worst dressed lists. Erm... how? Surely her unique, quirky **oh my gosh how did she pull that off* looks are exactly what makes someone stylish?
Could it be because she is not what we have been persuaded is generically 'beautiful?'
In my opinion, Khloe is by far the most stylish Kardashian sister.
Harshly branded 'the ugly sister', this beauty seldom sees the style star status of her sister Kim.
Who? What? Wear?
We all love a good street style snap of a stylish chic. But with these ladies wearing mostly designer brands, is it possible for a 'stylish' girl in high street clothes to ever get style snapped?
A New EquationI personally think that style should be about individuality. Choose the trends that fit your figure, no matter what price range their in, choose colours that compliment your skin tone and make you feel great. And most importantly: wear something that makes you feel beautiful.
Let's make this the equation for style:
Confidence + Dressing for your figure= Style
What do you think?
Do you think modern views of beauty have too much of an impact on who can be stylish?