Out: the free-spending fashionista. In: the thrifty recessionista.
Recessionista is the newly coined term for a style maven on a budget. As a recessionista, you can justify your spending habits because discount brands are not only smart, they’re trendy. The New York Times’ article summed it up, by saying it “spins the economic downturn as an attractive retail trend.” I don’t know who’s responsible, but it is brilliant PR for retail, if you ask me.
I’m looking to exercise my inner recessionista. I think I’m going to cave and get a pair of booties. I’ve been utterly against them, thinking they’re too trendy, and won’t last after this season. Well, after seeing Gwyneth’s, and this pair of Sigerson Morrison’s my co-worker friend, Ana, picked up at Target, I want a pair. But, I don’t want to spend a lot of money (because, I won’t wear them a lot, and I still think the trend will only last one season, two tops).
Here are a few possibilities – any thoughts?