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St. Louis is not a bad hometown for fashionistas: we have our own fashion week, a new fashion incubator, a really healthy athleisure culture (meaning it’s 100% STL style to wear cute workout clothes to Schnucks) and, of course, the Cards — our beloved team that spawns so many fun, hometown fashion opportunities.
One factor that heavily influences St. Louis’ wrinkle ranking is smoking rates. For 35 of the 50 cities ranked, experts predict that smoking rates will trend close to zero — but not in St. Louis, Kansas City or Nashville. And because STL is predicted to retain higher smoking rates, our skin (collectively) will show the impact. If you need some extra proof on that, see this article from WebMD, which states “Smoking changes the skin, teeth, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks.” The picture will shock you.
What do you say, my fellow St. Louis fashionistas, about lowering our wrinkle risk? Find a way to quit smoking and convince every other smoker in your life to do the same. (I know wrinkles are the least of your worries if you do smoke, but hey, it’s worth a shot.)
And if you don’t smoke, take action to keep your skin healthy year-round:
St. Louisans are a competitive bunch, so I’m hopeful we’ll improve our wrinkle ranking next year. And if you contribute to the movement by making a healthy change in your life, why not celebrate with a hometown garment or accessory? I went on the hunt to find St. Louis themed fashion pieces (besides Cards jersies because we all already have one of those) — and here are my favorite picks.
St. Louis Skyline T
Cards Chambray Shirt
Splurge: Coordinates Rings
Coordinates makes rings, bracelets and necklaces that are engraved with your own coordinates. For reference, St. Louis coordinates are 38.6270° N, 90.1994° W. These are definitely a splurge purchase, but so clever!
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.