Once upon a time matchy-matchy was a thing then it wasn’t and then within a blink it is back in again and then it’s not. It gets exhausting, this trend thing. I’m drenched in all blue today not because it’s the vogue or maybe it is I’m not particularly sure, do you know why? It’s because I really don’t like the trend to dictate to me what to wear, the weather maybe, but never the trend. The truth is the less you pay attention to the mood swings of trend the less of a prisoner you are to it. I always feel no trend ever really goes away, attention only just shifts momentarily in the direction of the interest of the ‘shot callers’. It is always up to you to make the most of whatever resides in your wardrobe.
Going mad for the trend means you are ok looking like the person standing right next to you, the only difference probably being that you’ve got a different hairstyle or nail polish colour. I call this the ‘same-difference Syndrome’. When you dress up, don’t try to look like this or that blogger or that celebrity, I remember making this mistake in my early days of blogging, I’ve learnt. Yes, be inspired but how about injecting a lot of your own idea into all of it, personalise it, make the twists and turns that ultimately makes it your own. You never know who you might wow and (equally) inspire with your ingenuity soon as you step out the door.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with keeping tabs on the trend, after all we all need a little bit of guide of some sort as to where we are headed. The world is changing every single minute and we need to stay on top of things when it comes to change and progress, so I’d say use it as a guide rather than see it as the actual destination. Be inspired by it, be in the now by it but don’t get swallowed up by it.
Free your mind, there are many possibilities to be explored with your clothes. Never call any of your clothes old, they are new if only you can look in deeper every so often and avoid the temptations of the exciting new trend every time it comes calling 🙂
Jacket; Vintage Similar HERE
Pants; Matalan Similar HERE
Jumper; H&M Similar HERE
Boots; Zara Similar HERE
Bag; Monki Similar HERE