Fashion vs Comfort – What Would You Choose?

Fashion vs comfort, what would you choose and why? I was thinking about this the last couple of days and my answer is very true to my profession as a consultant – it depends! What do I mean by that? Well read on and you’ll know 🙂

Shein Dress

Shein Dress

What’s important to you?!

Let’s start with what’s important to you. Are you the girl that loves the latest trends and wants to give it a try even if it’s just the one time? Or are you the girl that likes to feel good and really doesn’t care about trends and what the latest ‘it girl’ is wearing? Or maybe you’re the girl that likes a little bit of both depending on how you’re feeling when you’re choosing what to wear? So you can see how in these scenarios you could span the gamut from being properly in the ‘I love fashion over comfort’ camp to the reverse and everything in between!

J.Crew Bracelet

J.Crew Bracelet

Henri Bendel Bag

Henri Bendel Bag

 

What do you draw your confidence from?

Different people draw confidence from different things. Look within you, introspect and find out what it is for you. I say this because I know I feel confident when I am dressed well and wearing a tall heel, it makes me feel slightly more powerful. Yes, I am petite and all of 5 feet tall, so I have always felt like I needed to look grown up and get all the inches I can to feel confident. This is my way of realizing it. I have friends that are taller and don’t have this same issue. I have seen how they opt for a pair of flats in situations where they need to feel comfortable because they don’t want to be thinking about walking in heels. Now, I am not trying to generalize these two examples and say it applies to everyone. I am just giving you an example of me and my friend and how we come at it from different angles. At the end of the day it’s about you and how you feel!

J.Crew Sneakers

J.Crew Sneakers

Embroidery Close Up

Embroidery Close Up

What’s your brand?

What on earth do I mean by this? Well let me try to explain. If you’re a fashion blogger, like me, you blog about the latest fashion trends and styles, and you take pleasure in telling everyone what you care about, would you want people to see you wearing clothes that are anything but fashionable most of the time? Probably not being as you are trying to create a brand for yourself and make people believe in you and what you’re talking about. Now that doesn’t mean you have to be fashionable and not comfortable but you are opting to make sure you look fashionable most of the time. I can tell you I try to have my looks pulled together in a way that is true to my style – classic and colorful. Does that mean I don’t have days of pure comfort? I most certainly do! But I try to project my brand as much as I can. Many different people do this in different ways!

This can obviously play out in different ways for different people. You could be a blogger with a casual style, perhaps athleisure, thereby always creating stylish looks that are very comfortable and still fashionable but you’ve definitely paid particular attention to the comfort. So for you comfort trumped everything else.

Cuff Earrings

Cuff Earrings

What will you be doing?

Are you picking out an outfit for work or is it an outfit for travel or maybe a vacation and I could go on and on with this list. What I am trying to emphasize is that the trade off you want to make might depend on what you will be doing.

Let’s look at what I do when I am traveling. Comfort is very very important to me in this situation. I will usually wear a pair of flats, jeans and a tee. The same goes for when I go shopping or to the beach.

When I am at work I usually choose fashion but I want it to be comfortable too! So it really gets tricky sometimes.

One place I personally would compromise on comfort would be to a wedding or a party. I would make sure to find a gorgeous outfit and if I had to wear sky high heels that were slightly uncomfortable or a dress that  was fitted, but made me look great, I would definitely go for it. But hey that’s just me. I know plenty of people who wouldn’t 🙂

I don’t think there is a single time I would completely forego comfort.

Shein Dress

Shein Dress

In the end it’s all a delicate balancing act. You might be someone that wants to balance it or you might be someone that has voted for one over the other! Either way, it’s your choice and yours alone! Don’t let the world dictate anything to you and keep this in mind..

Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will” – Anne Klein

xoxo

 

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24 Comments

    • audrey conceicao
      August 9, 2017 / 2:35 am

      Thank you so much

  1. August 9, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Lovely summer look! I like to follow trends and give them a turn my way, but it need to be comfortable too!

  2. August 9, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Great post!! And I totally agree…. but I love when something is both super cute and comfy!!

    • audrey conceicao
      August 12, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Yoi can definitely look cute and be comfy at the same time 🙂 Thank you so much for swinging by me blog!

  3. August 12, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Cute!!!! I LOVE those gingham sneaker, adorable. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Moda!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • audrey conceicao
      August 12, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Thank you so so much

    • audrey conceicao
      August 13, 2017 / 1:01 am

      Thank you so very much! I love those sneakers

    • audrey conceicao
      August 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you Edwige 🙂

  4. August 13, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    You look amazing Audrey! I would like to wear what I want and I feel comfortable. Not really the latest trend.
    Great post, you are right.
    Thanks for linking up to tinaspinkfriday

    • audrey conceicao
      August 13, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you! Yea it’s so easy when you know what you want right?

  5. August 13, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Pretty dress and you look lovely in it with sneakers.

    • audrey conceicao
      August 13, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much

    • audrey conceicao
      August 14, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much Jessica 🙂

  6. August 14, 2017 / 10:43 am

    It usually depends on where I’m going and what I have to do for the day (or night), but most of the time, I’d choose comfort. Though I always make sure they look fashionable, of course. *wink

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • audrey conceicao
      August 14, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Yes yes! Thats the perfect combo, it’s sometimes really hard to balance 😛

  7. August 16, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I love the last quote, and it is so very true! I do like comfort but the I wouldn’t like wearing something really hideous either. I’d like to be a little bit stylish also. Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost A very interesting read. 🙂 x

    • audrey conceicao
      August 16, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so very much 🙂

    • audrey conceicao
      August 29, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle! I am also getting into the dress and sneaker combo 😀

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