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Fashion and Function

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Well, 2020 has brought a new meaning to this match-up. This year has shifted our thought process on nearly everything, clothing and fashion included.

At this time last year, you may have been thinking ahead to your holiday parties, prepping for family photo shoots, trying to get an early jump on Santa shopping.

In a time when things still seem day to day, the priority for clothes and cute outfits may not be quite the same in this season. Function, more than ever before, leads the way with more time at home and many people still working remotely.

Be honest. When everything shut down in the spring, did you buy a new pair of comfy pajamas or cozy slippers?

Yep, me too. Function may seem like the bigger priority for many over fashion.

When I think about fashion, though, one person immediately comes to mind. My sister. She owns Inspired Style Boutique in Lee’s Summit. She loves her job, and not for the reason you might think.

When we were working on her website redesign a few years back, I asked her, “What is your why with fashion?” Her reason was surprising to me; she said it has very little to do with the actual clothing she sells. She loves empowering women and making them feel good.

My sister is a great reminder that function doesn’t have to be the only rule right now! 

Put on that fancy dress or those snazzy shoes that have been gathering dust in your closet since March. If it brings you joy or makes you feel like a million bucks, go with it, even if you are just at home. You don’t have to have the same why this season; if it makes you feel good, do it, regardless of the occasion. Anything goes in 2020. And as a side note, isn’t my sister in this pic just the cutest? Love you, sis!

Written by: Erin Little

Meteorologist Erin Little starts your day off with a smile and the forecast each morning on KCTV5 News This Morning. With over a decade of experience forecasting the weather in Kansas City, she understands it’s not all about the weather, but how it will impact our busy lives. Erin is thrilled to be raising her three young children in her hometown of Lee’s Summit. You can find her Monday through Friday, 4:30 a. m. to 7:00 a.m. on KCTV5 News. Connect with Erin: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @erinkctv5.