Recently I have been receiving comments and noticing that people believe trends are not worth it because they will disappear in due time. The idea of fashion is to explore different styles and take what you like. However, if we never explore beyond our go-to outfit, how can we grow our style? Would we then be wearing the same thing we wore ten years ago? The idea of trends is close to my blog’s purpose, so I wanted to explore some thoughts I had. Please do take this as merely a different perspective that will hopefully open up conversation. Comment down below what your thoughts are and if any of these points convinced you otherwise. Hopefully this reveals more about the inspiration I usually want to provide with my blog posts!
Fashion magazines and those in the industry clearly reveal that trends loop around. Even if we are in 2018, we see people rocking 70s sunglasses and high-waisted pants. Platform heels to overalls are all current trends inspired by old trends. Fashion makes a statement for the time period we are in, and each time a trend returns, it is reworked to its current decade. Being involved with a trend is almost like being a part of history.
Simple Is Trendy Too
For all those who think they are full on classic and wear no trends, think about where your items drew inspiration from. They had to have started from somewhere. Wearing all black and monochrome may seem “trendless,” but it is actually a trend that stemmed from as early as the 1900s. In a decade or so, the norm won't be black jeans and a basic top, all monochrome. The next decade could have its own twist of slim-fit pants and idea of simple.
Fashion Is Ever-changing
Trends are constantly being revitalized and brought into the next decade! At the end of the day, what we believe is the “norm” and “simple” to wear is merely related to this time period. It used to be that corsets with balloon dresses were the everyday attire. But now, even more, living in such a diverse society, fashion is not constant or the same across anyone or anywhere. It may seem that UGG’s are the thing because all your friends are wearing it, but how often is the person sitting across from you on the bus or waiting in line for coffee wearing the essentially exact same outfit as you. Fashion has so many factors (such as money, functionality, personality) that trends are a single aspect in all of this.
One Day You Are In, The Next You Are Out
If you have the mindset that trends will fade so why try them, let’s try applying that to life. Why shower today, when I'm going to get dirty tomorrow? Why do this, if I'll die either way? It sounds quite pessimistic when you think about it, so why apply that mindset to something that is meant to be fun and expressive like fashion? Life is there is explore, so why not wear that crazy thing? Does it really matter if you didn't like that one outfit on the third Thursday of last month, in the grand scheme of things? Fashion acts like a platform for us to be daring and take risks, so utilize it!
Rather than being afraid to try a trend, wear it once. Wear it twice. Test it out. Put your own spin on it! But at least, if you absolutely dreaded those hours of wearing that top, you have a story out of it! Also, on the flip side, if you did like it, then: hooray, you expanded your wardrobe! Plus, if you like a trend once you try it out, you can still wear it even if it isn't so called "in." Trends don't dictate what you can and cannot wear. They are merely sources of ideas and inspiration. Each day is a chance to explore our fashion style, so don't miss an opportunity to discover something you might love just because it is dubbed a trend!