Monday, January 25, 2010

The Trend Truth

In a recent article published by The Wall Street Journal, Christina Binkle confirms what many have only suspected. This upcoming season, there is no dominant fashion trend. The problem, however, is not that there are too many trends to follow, but rather, that they all appear to be unrelated. From clean-cut classic tailoring to fierce studded gladiator, Spring 2010's trends seem to come from complete opposite ends of the spectrum. So with Fashion Week rapidly approaching (in the midst of all this trend-spotting hysteria), what's a girl to do? It simply comes down to what it has all along: Wear what you like. Dress in what you love, and in what you feel suits you best. As Binkle eloquently puts it, "...People now dress the way they see themselves, choosing looks that flatter their bodies and fit their lifestyles." Not only does this seem to be common sense,  but it's economically savvy too. Think about it. If you only buy clothes you love (trends or not), aren't you more likely to keep those clothing items longer, and take better care of them? It is possible to take part in trends while staying true to one's own style, despite what the term 'trendy' seems to represent these days. While fashion is about staying tuned in to common trends, it's also about how one takes those trends and manipulates them into their own individual look. The bottom line is, wearing what you love (and looking good doing it) will never go out of style.

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