Designer labels

I love to wear certain designers: Burberry, Tahari, Michael Kors, Hermes  – and I aspire to wear others: Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa.

What does this say? Am I trying to impress people with designer duds? Is it a show of wealth (ha!) or status?  Am I trying to make other people feel inferior?

D) None of the above.

I wear designer fashion because of the way in which it makes me feel. There’s something empowering about carrying a Burberry handbag, or stepping out in Chanel shoes. They give me a boost of confidence and a sense of invincibility that I can’t quite explain.

If I have an important client meeting, my Hermes scarves help me feel confident. If I am attending a glamorous social event, my Chanel lapel pin is the finishing touch.

Designer labels are about me and my relationship with my fashion. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. I really don’t care if anyone knows, or even notices, the designers I’m wearing.

They’re for me. And I’m worth it.*

(*with apologies to L’Oreal).

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