Following trends without becoming a fashion victim!

fashion-victim-simple-style-vogue-trends-followIf you’re someone that likes to keep up with the latest fashion trends, it can be hard to know which ones to buy into and which to avoid. No one has the time or money to jump on every bandwagon and you’re in danger of falling into fashion victim territory if you do. Each to their own of course-fashion is all about individuality and personal taste so I wanted to talk through a few ways that I try and stick to my own personal style, while incorporating a few trend pieces to keep things looking up to date and modern!

1.Dress for your shape 

The first and most important thing is to avoid slavishly following fashion trends regardless of whether or not they suit you. We’ve all done it- bought something because it looks gorgeous on someone who has a completely different figure. No matter how of the moment something is, it will look crap if it doesn’t suit your shape. Know your body and accentuate the bits you like and buy clothes that flatter (hide) the bits you don’t like so much. Crop tops are not everyone’s friend!

2. Don’t wear the latest trends all at once

Wearing really trendy pieces head to toe can look a bit try hard…. and will probably look dated in a couple of years. If you can look at a picture  and guess the year it’s probably not a good sign. Something the 80’s taught us! Leg warmers and perms anyone? I’ve been loving the 70’s trend over the last year and love wearing a suede jacket  or  flared jeans but too much of a good thing can look as though you’re in fancy dress.

3. Be selective

Don’t buy anything you don’t really love just because everyone is wearing it. If it’s not your style and you can’t make it your own, it won’t look or feel right. If you’re not comfortable in something, it shows. It’s a cliche but true- everyone looks better when they feel confident and clothes can really help boost your confidence.

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4. Don’t spend a lot of money

Spending lots of money on things that will only be in style for a few months makes no sense. I love the quote above and really try to implement it as much as possible. I’ll be doing a more in depth post on it soon but it’s so much more economical in the long run to save your money and invest in staples that will last forever such as a quality black blazer or a good leather bag. I try not to impulse buy as much anymore.  What Penneys etc are brilliant for is picking up those  fashionable bits and pieces that you don’t want to spend loads on! Oh and knickers & PJ’s!

5. Avoid overdoing brand Logo’s

The most important thing is the fit of something rather than who made it. Nothing screams fashion victim more than huge brand logos plastered across your outfits. Often designer items are gorgeously made and it is a nice luxury to own something you know will last but less is more. ‘JUICY’ written across your bum was never going to stand the test of time!

Figure out your own signature style and what works for you. Changing your whole look with the trends is a very expensive habit and just looks forced! Well chosen trendy items can elevate your outfit but don’t be overwhelmed by it all and stick to what you love. If there’s anything you’d add to this let me know!

Lou xx

 

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  1. March 20, 2016 / 8:36 am

    Totally agree with you – dressing for your shape is themost important thing. Siobhan xx