Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Something that needs to be said

Generally speaking I think it's true to say that being a fashion blogger usually induces a pleasant, if sometimes surprised, response from peers. After introducing such a hobby to friends and family it becomes an interesting talking point, people ask for your advice whilst choosing outfits and perhaps most prominently, they make their admiration for your commitment very clear. This has been my experience anyway. 

Recently more and more people who I know on a personal level seem to have become aware of my little corner of the internet. Either that or I've only just realised they're aware of it! I won't lie and say that I don't enjoy the compliments Paige of Fashion receives. All bloggers will understand just how gratifying it is to get such a positive response regrading something you've put that much effort in to!

That's how most people are when they discover that I write about fashion in my free time - Complimentary. And if not complimentary then they're indifferent. Still it's an unfortunate fact that to a select few people, the term "fashion blogger" carries very negative connotations. Some seem to instantly brand our ever growing community as "image obsessed". 

I'm going to put it bluntly: I don't care what you wear. 

You could wear the latest designer clothes, clad yourself in Primark or walk around in a bin bag, it doesn't bother me (although I would probably think you a little odd if you were to sport the bin bag look)! In fact, if anything, as a group of people fashion bloggers are probably less judgmental as far as clothes go than you average person. I feel as though we're more accepting of a range of styles, purely due to the huge variety of fashion blogs that we're exposed to.

I appreciate clothing and if someone is dressed in a way that I like, I would most certainly compliment them. That doesn't mean in any way that someone dressed in a style that's not to my personal taste would be looked down upon. After all, why would it affect me how you dress? 

Still, some people don't seem to understand, labeling us as a bunch that label others. Ironic really. 

So I thought I'd put it out there, and I doubt I'm alone in saying this, I would never base my opinion of someone on the way that they dress or look. 

Bethany Paige X

1 comment:

  1. i love this post so much! Everything you said is so true!