Staying up to date with current trends is exhausting.
I’ve always preferred to run from trends and choose timeless elegance because it works for most people and body types. It’s also spectacularly easy to layer and accessorise elegant base fashion.
But this article isn’t about finding our personal style, it’s about trending fashions!
Being in fashion since my teens means I’ve got a bit of experience watching fashion industry people do their fabulous thing. And boy, do they know their trends.
Lead by designers and found in-store, it’s easy enough to see what’s trending right now.
Most of us don’t have the time commitment or budget to try and race to meet the demands of the next fashion season, while the rest of us with a true passion decide to pursue hobbies and careers in fashion styling or design.
Wise and eco-conscious women will choose the vintage route – it requires less changing, saves money, is better for the environment and built to last.
And if anyone asks, it’s vintage!
Staying trendy with minimal effort (and spending!)
If we do want to keep up with fashion trends in an easy breezy way, here’s a checklist of items to buy, wear and say adieu to next season.
- A pair of trendy bottoms
- Trending top or jacket (or both if you’re a stylista)
- Trendy bag
- Trendy hat (if hats are your thing).
If you don’t know how to pick these items, go into your fave high street store which you know has clothes that fit your body type well (H&M, Zara, Cotton On, Gap etc) and look for the most outrageous thing within your budget. Buy that and rock it!
Because the more in-your-face it is, the more on trend it’s likely to be.
Confidence is key here. Most women are not 100% confident with their bodies, and that’s okay. Rock what you’ve got and downplay the parts you don’t like.
I’ll be honest here – these parts may be parts you don’t like but other people do!
Curvy wide hips, broad shoulders, curly hair. Play them up and accentuate, that’s my tactic!
Go with what you’ve got.
I disliked my nose since preschool thinking it was absolutely massive, but in my teens decided to develop my personality instead of feel bad about my looks. Thank goodness for that because I ended up keeping a childhood promise and fell into fashion modelling – where photographers became obsessed with photographing my nose!
Weird story that I can barely believe to this day, but TRUE.
If anyone questions why you’re not head to toe in vogue, tell them you’ve got a life!
There’s bigger things to worry about and fashion isn’t always it.
Also remember that some trending fashion won’t suit you.
So if you know your body’s strengths and weaknesses, pick items that you wear a lot of – maybe you always wear black leggings and sneakers so can change up the tops. Maybe you only like wearing tees so can stay on trend with the jackets and bags. Easy peasy!
That’s all there is to staying fashionably on trend!
If you’re a little more into classic elegance, here are some posts on practical everyday style inspirations from Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Elizabeth Taylor, owning less stuff or budget dressing like a millionaire.
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