I love fads.
I just don’t love all fads.
Embracing trend can keep you feeling modern and young, and there are ways to keep up to date on trends that fit your age and budget. But there are some fads that are worth skipping. Think jellies and parachute pants 🙂
What are things to look for in any given trend?
* The “color” of the season – it’s easy to spot by window shopping or picking up a current issue of In Style or Vogue.
* The “pattern” of the season – think of the Chevron pattern that swept fad a few seasons ago.
* The “shape” of the season – this can come in the form of cigarette pants or a hobo bag. Most items of clothes get cut and recut and if you keep certain looks around long enough they are certain to make a return.
Filter through the various trends of the seasons. Discard the ridiculous ones or the ones that don’t work for you (e.g., a balloon skirt or mustard as a primary color). Gravitate to the ones which work beautifully for you or ones you can incorporate in small ways like a pair of earrings, a scarf, or a new costume handbag.
Check out a few fashion websites – according to Harper’s Bazaar, the trends that came into vogue this season were fringe, the poncho, poplin, and the color red (see style trends, fabric and color…):
You can probably see, like I did, that it would be easy to incorporate those first two looks into your career wardrobe. While the next two items don’t translate as well as pictured, you could easily grab a poplin shirt, or a crimson blazer, and be on trend while making the fad work for your day to day life.
What is a fad you wish you hadn’t embraced? What’s on trend this year that you LOVE?
Photo Credit: Harper’s Bazaar