Fashion editorials often feature outlandish, eye-searing combinations. I don't mind that so much because fashion magazines -- with all their airbrushing, couture, and $300 "deals" -- are fluff fantasy anyway. But it's leaking into stores.
Styling for stores and products, I thought, was supposed to help sell the product. Some stores, mostly those marketed to teens, have taken to a style I think of as closet vomit. Cheetah ruffle mini, graphic retro tee, fringe vest, striped socks, heavy boots, hair feathers, 26 necklaces, fake glasses, bright lips. Why edit when you can wear it all?
The Mod Cloth image left is less egregious than some, but the girl in purple doesn't work. The lipstick, the dress, the necklace all belong to different outfits.
I have no words to describe the styling for the stupidly expensive scarf below. How did they know that's what I'm wearing right now? Teddy, knee socks and scarf are perfect for all occasions.Does store styling ever inspire you to buy or repulse you from buying an item?