One of things that has always worked well for me about New Mexico is the choice in clothing. Many people work on style, not so much what is fashionable, but what looks good or is fun to wear. I think that some of this is income related. We are a state of good yard sale/thrift store shoppers. Some of it is art related, even people with money have been known to lean toward the funky.
I love that people mix trendy and vintage or old jeans and fancy jewelry.
All three of my kids have a distinct style, but my youngest takes the cake.
She is my avid thrift store shopper and finds things that she likes; regardless of time period. I refuse to buy things that are revealing or have things written them that I don’t like. Shorts with “Diva” or “Baby” across the butt are right out. Beyond that my husband and I don’t really care. So my daughter wears her cowboy boots with skirts, mixes several floral patterns, puts her Chinese dress over jeans and ballet skirts over pants. I have never worried about this.
Today we were looking for shorts at Thrifttown when we came upon and I quote “ the coolest shoes ever made”.
So we got them, they will be worn inside for dress ups because I don’t think that an 8 year old really needs them. She now owes me $4 worth weeding the yard.
I do have to admit that they are cool but am I creating a future disco diva or some such beast?