Ever wonder which trends you should embrace and which you should avoid? With the fashion industry moving so fast, it’s very hard to keep up with everything coming out.
We’re talking about trends in this video and whether or not you should dive headlong into trends or avoid them to look timeless and unique and what questions you should ask yourself before buying.
Trends can be hit or miss
Some trends are actually classic ideas that are making their way back around. While others are things that the market has latched onto because a celebrity has been spotted wearing it and now everyone wants it.
Take for example the off the shoulder blouse. It’s been making its rounds and it’s one trend I honestly do not understand. It’s very recognizable and will be out of style in a few seasons. Just wait and see!
Questions to ask yourself
Is this fussy? Will buying this date me in time? Think doc martins in the mid 90’s. Will I see lots of other people buying and wearing this style? When I go to the mall do I see this type of garment in every shop? Is this micro trend showing up in every garment? For example, this off the shoulder look is seen in blouses, dresses, sweaters, and t-shirts.
Is this something I could see myself wearing next year or even three years later?
Style Icons and trends
Here’s the thing. Style Icons are trendsetters, not trend adopters. What makes style icons like Birkin so amazing is that you can look at what they were wearing in any decade and they still look current.
Trends can be confusing, fun, or classic. Either way, make sure to run every single item you are looking to purchase through your Style Manifesto, which you can work through in the How To Dress Like A French Girl.