I think style is a great form of self expression... Unfortunately, I am not a designer, so I have to rely on other people [making the clothes] to create pieces I feel some sort of attachment to. I've been extremely busy lately and have been confined to online shopping. I have an event coming up and I need to look presentable, where a vintage Harley t-shirt just won't cut it; So I was forced to brush shoulders with the commoners and hit the brick and mortars ... What a tragic experience!
Upon the initial shock of my onset social anxiety, I set off on my mission to get in-and-out as quick as possible. My undertaking got a lot more difficult when I looked around and noticed everything in all the stores have so much fucking embellishments. Stripes and prints and jewels and gemstones...bells and whistles. I felt like I was shopping at The Rainforest Cafe. The scary thing was that people were buying it. If that is how the public wants to express themselves, I feel like there are some deeper seeded psychological evaluations that need to be addressed. May I suggest to the masses that less is more. -Guys, unless that is in terms of t-shirts... there is never an excuse to wear a crop top.
I left empty handed and personally victimized. Next time I go to the Beverly Center I am walking in with a "safe word", 50 Shades of Grey style. I think it will be "TRASH". I went home, poured a drink, and ordered exactly what I was looking for on mrporter.com in 10 minutes. It will arrive at my door the next day, without feeling assaulted! Stay safe, shop online.