When I was in my early 20s, I went through a phase where I became obsessed with brand name clothing featuring prominent logos. I loved the moose from A&F, the seagull from Hollister and the rhinestones from Bebe. It got to the point that I wouldn’t buy anything from Bebe without logos. I am sure I looked like a walking advertisement for these retailers. Till this day, I still can’t think of a reason why I loved the logos so much back then. It must be a cool thing to wear when you’re younger. Rather than focusing on fit, I was much more concerned with who made it and what logo it displayed.
Looking at these pictures makes me wonder why articles of clothing with flashy logos were a big part of my clothing purchases back then. I believe certain brands signify quality, but having obvious logos or names across your chest or sleeves is totally unnecessary. I can’t remember the last time I walked in A&F and Bebe and actually bought something from these retailers. I still have a lot of clothing with logos in my closet that I haven't got rid of. I don't wear them outside anymore but they do bring back memories every time I look at them :)
Everything you put on is a reflection of your taste, style and your personality. For me, I feel clothes with large or flashy logos are not work appropriate. These days, I feel wearing and owning many clothes with logos is a status indicator and promotes materialism. The rule of thumb is dress for your age and not the age you wish you still were. You can look edgy, fun and stylish without the brand name plastered all over you.
Readers, are you a fan of logos? Do you believe in age-appropriate dressing?