what's wrong with being basic?

Henley: Nordstrom, Blazer, Cut-Off Jean Shorts, Suede Black Heels: J.Crew; All Photos by: Kristine Constantino

Henley: Nordstrom, Blazer, Cut-Off Jean Shorts, Suede Black Heels: J.Crew; All Photos by: Kristine Constantino

So what is wrong with being basic? Normally I would say A LOT OF THINGS. According to UrbanDictionary.com and other "reliable," internet sources being basic is a homogenous personality devoid of anything characterizing or interesting. Who wants to be that? However lately I've heard, basic bishes have more fun! Apparently they have their life together, whatever that means. Some people say J.Crew is basic, given it is 40% of my wardrobe, I used to take offense to it -- until I realized, damn it really is pretty basic isn't it?

Perhaps J.Crew is basic, but why? Because it's popular? I don't think I am lame for liking a brand that has a well recognized design aesthetic and following. Not to say I don't go ga-ga for boutiques or unheard of brands (have you ever met me?) I am just not the kind to shun something just because it is "popular," if it works - it works! To hell with the fact that others have came to the same conclusion. All in all, there are basic brands but no basic people. "Things," yes I'm even talking clothing, do not define you. Be you, you're colorful and you know it!