I'm Lara, and I hate shopping. It's not that I hate getting new clothes — um, I love that — it's that I get very impatient. I end up picking out things that I would NEVER actually wear and convince myself that I would.
My style can probably be summed up best by saying, "Sometimes she thinks Forever 21 is too expensive." And for once, I wanted it to be summed up by saying, "She looks fly as fuck."
So in an effort to stop wearing the same thing over and over and over again, I decided to try out some online styling services to become the woman my 13-year-old self always dreamed of.
The rules were simple:
# I would subscribe to three different online styling services and do exactly as they said to see which one I liked best.
# I would not tell them that I was writing about the service so that I would get the same experience as seemingly anyone.
# I would do everything they asked of me.
Will I stop shopping at Forever 21? Hell no. Will I use any of these services in the future? Yes. I've already scheduled my next Trunk Club. It's super fun to let someone shop for you and send you clothes. Who doesn't like receiving clothes in the mail? And the best part is that you don't have to deal with shitty dressing room mirrors — you can use your own.
At the end of the day, I know my clothes don't determine who I am. But they definitely help me express myself. And now instead of saying, "She shops at Forever 21," hopefully people will start saying, "Someone take a picture of that girl and put it on Pinterest."