Ok, so the title of this post may be a bit misleading. As in: if I don’t like something, I don’t wear it – regardless of whether it’s fashionable, on trend or ‘in’. Personally, I have no interest in donning the latest trend simply to fit in or keep up with the latest fashion.
Throughout my life, although extremely feminine, I have not really been a girly girl. I didn’t to unicorns, fluffy bunnies or Barbie pink. Anything sickly sweet clothing and accessory wise left me feeling somewhat queasy.
Yet I have to admit that, in my midlife years, the realisation has hit me that tastes change. I find myself wearing the brightest of pinks, layering lace, throwing on head to toe pastels and shimmering in rose gold.
Now I’m not sure if this is due to my brain being eaten away by too much fizz, the fact that age and life experiences change our tastes or because, since starting to blog, I have immersed myself more and more into the world of fashion and am beginning to be influenced by other amazing mature bloggers out there.
Whatever the reason I am leaning towards trends that I ‘shouldn’t’ like (the old me would have run screaming into the hills). So, despite not being a fan of embroidery, I am still drawn to SOME of it. Which begs the question: how to make a trend work for you?
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How To Make A Trend Work For You
Let me just reiterate here that this post isn’t about making yourself wear something if you really don’t like. It’s about cherry picking items that you like in order to accommodate a trend you may not.
Take my dislike for embroidery for instance. No way on earth am I ever going to feel comfortable in the heavily embroidered dresses, jeans and shirts that are on offer – they simply aren’t me. But smaller pieces such as boots, chokers and clutches – yep, I’m in!
These boots ticked the trend box for me. The embroidery is subtle and will compliment a number of outfits I already own, they’re easy to wear and will dress up or down as the occasion demands.
I think the key to making a trend you’re not sure about work for you is to go easy. Don’t jump in and purchase an item simply because ‘everyone else’ is wearing it.
Buy what you like, and if you want to keep your look bang up to date add a nod to a trend with a light touch.
Try sticking to one or two smaller, less intrusive items. Hold off from buying any large investments pieces – if it’s on trend chances are it won’t be for long. You’ll be far better off buying solid, staples with your hard-earned cash. Shop for your fashionable items in the more cost-effective high street stores.
Let’s face it, the pieces that are hot today will probably only be ‘in’ for a season or two so why splash out?
Above all listen to your gut. If you really don’t like something then don’t wear it! Fashion is not meant to be followed slavishly, it’s to be enjoyed.
So experiment, have fun and wear whatever the hell YOU like!!
Take a look at the embroidered goodies that have caught my eye down below and let me know what you think of the embroidery trend and fashion trends in general? Do you have to have the latest on trend items? Are you a trend setter? Or are you, like me, experimenting and a having fun with fashion?