It’s that time of year again… when the season is melding into the next one.
In the world of fashion and style blogging, it also means that many bloggers are updating their sites with posts on trends they love and can’t wait to try.
Is anyone as lazy as I am when it comes to watching the runways for the latest ‘it’ looks?
I used to think I would lack credibility in having a style blog if I didn’t dedicate a post or two every new season on the latest trends straight off the runway, that I thought were ‘fierce’. Silly fashion ‘lingo’… 😛
However, I have come to realise that trends just aren’t very important to me. It is not that I do not appreciate them — far from it!– but I see them as more of a limited showcase on what the world of couture has to offer, or is trying to brand as exciting and new. I also see trends as a restriction sometimes. Why can’t I wear military-inspired coats whenever I want? Why does it have to be in one season, and out the next? Who exactly made these people ‘the experts’? As much as I love seeing the new clothes that designers churn out on a regular basis, I am also very aware that I want to remain my own person. I prefer curating my wardrobe personally, without a little voice inside my head arguing that lace wasn’t a big thing on the runways this season, so why do I have this frilly number? Besides, where is the fun in fashion, if everyone looks almost exactly the same?
At the end of the day, I just want to dress myself in the styles that I know make me feel my prettiest, cutest and most whimsical or elegant; and if it so happens to be au courant in the world of fashion, well and good. All I care about is that I want to have fun with fashion, and dress like me.
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves St. Laurent
P.S. Quickie outfit photo — I am wearing my Juicy Couture colour block parka –it is perfect for keeping warm and stylish on a rainy, breezy day!, a Tai headband via LivbyAuLit, C&C California shirt, Rich & Skinny ‘Legacy’ crop, and my Elie Tahari ‘Vivianna’ pumps… not to mention my Adelphi Filofax!!! I am sooo happy it is finally here… cannot wait to show you the prettiness inside as soon as I have it all organised! Thanks so much to Leia; she and her posts inspired and encouraged me to own one!
What are your thoughts on trends? Do you feverishly wait for the latest runway looks to come out, and take down notes on your new ‘must haves’? Or could you not care less about them? Please share your opinions! 🙂