Thrifted: The Fluidity Of Fashion

The Fluidity Of Fashion-- Fashion should never be constrained or confined to what society deems normal. It's 2017 for God's sake, lets all get more inclusive and throw out the stereotypical fashion gender norms.| gutterfashion.com

By now I’m sure most of you have encountered the term, “gender neutral,” at least once in your life. If you haven’t, it can be best described as “a product that is suitable for both the female and male gender.” I like to think it is a very dated term that is no longer applicable to the current state of humanity. There are many people who no longer define themselves as male or female, but as something else altogether. […]

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Thrifted: Lets Take This To The Streets

Lets Take This To The Streets--Street fashion doesn't come from a lab and it can't be manufactured. It's your own personal style and differs from person to person. Street fashion is the reason the trendy clothing you're wearing is popular.| gutterfashion.com

The beautiful thing about fashion is that it looks like many different things to many different people. To me, fashion is what you’re most comfortable in; It’s not what the garment is, it’s how you wear it. To the person next to me, however, fashion may be defined as the latest trends and the hottest looks. I think that fashion should really be left up to the wearer to define. Textbook definitions are arbitrary, and constrict fashion to a […]

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Thrifted: Knowing When To Invest In Fashion

Knowing When To Invest In Fashion--Most of the time, you're never sure when to spend and when to save on a garment. Hopefully these tips will help make everything more clear!| gutterfashion.com

I like to think of myself as a frugal fashionista (that sounds like a great name for a blog, if it isn’t already taken.) I’d much rather spend $50 buying eight things I’m really going to love, as opposed to spending $50 on one thing that I might really love at the moment. Sure, not all of those eight garments are going to be used every single day, but this way I don’t have to feel bad about it. […]

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Thrifted: Hey Fashion Industry, It’s Time For Some Changes

Hey Fashion Industry, It's Time For Some Change--There are SO many things wrong with the fashion industry in 2017. While things have gotten better, they're far from perfect. We need a shake up asap.| gutterfashion.com

Look, the fashion industry is never going to be perfect. Just like in the world around us, there is always going to be turmoil, and problematic things will inevitably happen. That being said, I’m definitely not condoning such things, nor do I think we should settle and let things just happen. We just need to pick and choose our battles more carefully, because some things we cannot win. Two weeks ago, I talked about the importance of body positivity […]

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Thrifted: Being Trans In 2017

Being Trans In 2017--In 2017, the media portrays trans folk as being one specific way. They show the negative stereotypes and not the positive. We need a serious move or peoples thoughts on trans folk won't change.| gutterfashion.com

Being trans is a different experience for everyone. Some people are much more fortunate than others in many different areas. They may have a family that fully supports them and a community to speak to when things get rough. Others have to keep their true self hidden for a long time or never get the chance to share their true self. It’s unfortunate, but is a harsh reality of the world we live in today. There is a lot […]

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Thrifted: Loving Yourself In A World That Doesn’t

Loving Yourself In A World That Doesn't--Being body positive and showing self love is so important in this day and age. Be happy in the skin you've been given!| gutterfashion.com

As I was getting ready for this shoot, I wasn’t sure about this outfit. The mirror doesn’t lie and I couldn’t stand the way I looked. Pulling out my phone, I quickly googled “can a big girl wear a bodysuit?” A lot of the links were harsh critiques on the bigger body type and I really considered changing. But then I realized, you gotta stick to your guns. Who’s life is this? It’s yours! It doesn’t matter what other […]

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Thrifted: Serious Pops Of Color

Serious Pops Of Color--Not everyone is comfortable wearing color. However, you should give it a try because it can really enhance an outfit| gutterfashion.com

Before I went to college, you couldn’t even pay me to wear color. I, for whatever reason, was afraid of wearing color because I swore I looked strange in it. Maybe it was because in color, you really stood out, and that was something I didn’t really want to do. As soon as I started college, however, something inside me awoke and brought my love for color along with it. Yes, you will definitely still see me rock all […]

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Thrifted: We Ruffled A Few Feathers

We Ruffled A Few Feathers--A mixture of vintage sleepwear and current pieces, this look is sure to inspire! Plus, who doesn't love ruffles?| gutterfashion.com

Styling vintage fashion, in comparison to any other genre of fashion, is an entirely different animal. For the most part, you’re working with something that was once considered trendy and attempting to bring life back into said garment. Your purpose for this is entirely up to you. Do you just like the way it looks and want to wear it out, or is there something more to it? Do you aspire to make the garment trendy again? If your answer is the latter, […]

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Thrifted: Leather, Lace, And Plaid In Your Face

Leather, lace, and plaid in your face--This look is current and a very goth inspired look. Who doesn't love some classic plaid?| gutterfashion.com

Since I was a young child, I have had an affinity for the goth style, and other dark styles like it. I was drawn to the look because it was different, and weird runs through my blood. When I was in middle school, if you dressed goth or wore all black, you were outcast and ostracized, for no reason other than that it was considered “weird.” But that didn’t stop me from being me! I had too much fun dressing like I stepped out […]

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Thrifted: Shake Your Pom Poms

Shake Your Pom Poms--There's nothing wrong with being trendy some times! That's why trends are called trends. This outfit proves that statement| gutterfashion.com

There’s nothing wrong with getting a bit trendy every now and then. I even have a few garments in my closet which, while once not considered trendy, now are in style. That’s the beauty of fashion. One day your favorite skirt is just that. The next day it’s in all of the local retailers. You can’t avoid trends because you’ll inevitably be a part of one, whether you intended to or not. So, if you’re like me and aren’t a trendy person, embrace […]

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