Something that has long been debated in the “fashion” world – or I guess I should really say the general world – is “What is, ultimately, more important? Style or comfort?”
Now, the truth is, this answer is going to be different for pretty much everyone. Some women will say STYLE and say that till they are blue in the face, while others will defend COMFORT till they’re blue in their Danskins.
It’s one of those “issues” that clearly is a non-essential issue, but still one that is interesting to be discussed or debated.
Me? Honestly? I tend to stand on the side of COMFORT. Sure, I have a few dresses that I absolutely LOVE that I can’t for the life of me breathe in or sit comfortably in. Sure, I have a few pair of stilettos that are comfortable for about the first 0.8 seconds and then I want to cut my feet off because cutting my feet off would be less painful than the pain I experience in those shoes. Sure, I have a few pair of earrings that are HUGE and hurt my ears after wearing them for longer than 15 minutes.
But, I would say, unless it is some super special occasion where the STYLE option really outweighs the COMFORTABLE option, I’m pretty much going to choose the latter every time. But, I will say, that I try very, very hard not to sacrifice style for comfort. But, that’s not to say that I haven’t before, because I certainly have.
Thankfully, this outfit fits, in my humble opinion, into BOTH categories – comfort AND style. Or style AND comfort. But that’s neither here nor there. The crazy comfortable striped maxi skirt, the comfortable tank top, the closet staple jean jacket, and my favorite Rainbow flip-flops – with their powers combined – they produce a comfortably stylish outfit. No?
Seriously though, those pieces that you come across that fit into both categories are, in my humble opinion, what you call the FASHION JACKPOT. And those pieces should be bought in every color. Or something.
So, what about you? Do you go for comfort or style? Do you sacrifice one for the other?