Post # 1
So I went shopping today to buy couple of transition pieces for the colder months to come and realized I saw a little bit of everything. I came home empty handed in fear that what I buy might go out of style soon. Once I started researching my favorite shopping sites it seems like all the new arrival items included skater dresses, hi lo tops and dresses, crop and long tops, midi skirts and dresses, maxi dresses and skirts, and bodycon dresses. Same goes for patterns and fabrics. I saw ombre, dip dye, aztec, chevron, floral and countless others.
I’m used to certain lengths or patterns going in and out of style every year but this year it seems like a free for all. Has everyone else felt this way about shopping this year? Is there anything that is really going to go out of style or anything that will be the “it” thing to wear?
Post # 2
bluesparkles: I fail to understand why this is a concern. Who wouldn’t be happy that everything is in style? No worries. Wear what you like and what looks good on you. This is what we shoud, do all the time anyhow.
Who wants to be a slave to fashion wearing things that don’t flatter?
Rather, the goal should be to develop a sense of style.
Post # 3
I don’t follow styles and stick to mostly classic pieces.
Post # 4
I wear what *I* like. Fads and trend never interested me. I wear what I think works for my body and personal style. Believe me, no one has ever said anything negative about my 10 year old dress that I love. In fact, I get compliments.
Post # 5
I could not care less about what is in style honestly. The thought of going shopping for ‘transitional’ items boggles my mind lol. I wear what I like and what I think looks good.
Post # 6
I do know what you mean. It makes it difficult to make decisions on what exactly to buy, ya know?! I think it’s helpful if society, or better worded ‘the fashion world’ somewhat narrow it down for us as to what to buy!
Post # 7
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
Maybe relax and go with what you like instead of second guessing the trends? I tend to come home empty handed because there’s nothing I like, it’s all so narrow and tired. I wish everything was in fashion where I am, I’ve been waiting to buy a nice new pair of flares (jeans) since 2006!
Post # 8
There are definite trends out there. Think of all the things that are nearly impossible to find right now — like bell bottoms/flared pants, peasant blouses, ponchos, trucker hats, etc etc. Things that seem so ridiculously dates, just like maxi dresses/skirts, crop tops, high waisted pants, etc all will in a year or so.
Post # 9
bluesparkles: I think you might have outgrown where ever you’re shopping. Those trends are all very teenager so I suggest you take your cues from another retailer!
Post # 10
It sounds as though those trends are very.. Young.
I don’t follow trends blindly. I have a very specific style that I’ve developed over the years, if something is in style but not me.. I don’t question my style, I shop elsewhere.
You’ve likely outgrown where you’re shopping and need to make strides to develop your own adult style. Shopping shouldn’t be about chasing trends, it should be about finding what you like.
Post # 11
bluesparkles: I get what you’re saying! A few years ago, I followed “trends”. Now, I totally steer away from that and go for more classic-looking pieces and colors. It also helps a little to look at what the high-fashion designers are creating, such as Chanel, and try to mimic that in more affordable clothing. For example, you will NEVER see a high-end designer sending chevron patterns or mint colored hi-lo dresses down the runway.
Check out the blog Happily Grey. She has an impeccable since of style and it’s rarely ever “trendy”.
Post # 12
I understand to point what you’re saying, there comes a realization for most adults that Forever 21 isn’t your go-to anymore. I suggest going into some retailers that maybe you never thought would fit your style and try a few things, you’ll be surprised.
Post # 13
I’ve completely given up on following any types of trends. I just go for whatever floats my boat! But I do understand what you’re saying, this year really doesn’t seem to have any distinct trends for sure!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I haven’t found much of what has been “in style” very suiting to my personal style or flattering to my figure for the past few years. I stick to rather classic pieces, and mix in a trend or two that actually works for me (hello, maxi dresses and maxi skirts!). Maybe it would help to start looking in some new stores? It could be that you’ve hit a point where your old standby shopping spots just don’t do it for you anymore.
Post # 15
Ive been wearing more of a classic style lately, but unfortunately Im at an odd size now(Im 24) where some junior sizes fit me, and some womens fit me.So I jump back and forth between store, and end up buying a majority of my tops online(amazon.com)
I agree with a PP who said most of that sounds so young. Im sorry that I dont find a neon chevron top flattering, and Horizontal stripes are not exactly flattering on muffin tops….which I kind of have.
Buy GOOD quality jeans and bras you can keep forever; shoes too. Then fill in the blanks ith what looks good on you
Sidenote…..what is it with sleeveless tops that have a collar and the armholes make your side boob show? Where the $%^^ did that look come from?