Following fashion is fun. I love reading magazines and getting ideas for ways to try out new trends. I can admit that I watch Fashion Police every week. I like seeing what people are wearing.
I have never been the kind of person who goes all the way in. I’m more of a toe dipper. I like to take one small trend and mix it in with my regular style. You won’t see me in head to toe neon, ever. But, I might try it out with nail polish or a purse.
There is something to be said for trying new things. I never would have known how delicious calamari is if I hadn’t been willing to take the first bite.
But then I saw the new big flower trend. Celebrities are wearing dresses covered in giant, bright colored flowers. Joan Rivers wore a jacket with poppies and polka dots.
It was like one of those flash-back sequences from TV.
I remember growing up in the 90′s when big flowers, big hair, and other bad styles were all the rage. I understand that fashion is a cycle. Everything comes back around again, just in a slightly different way.
Back then I had a dress with big flowers. It was purple petals on a white back ground. Orchids, I think.
Even at the time I didn’t feel good in that dress. There was too much fabric and the size of the flowers made me look bigger. I thought maybe it was just my age. Nobody really feels good about themselves when they are 13, right?
Looking back, I think the reason I hated that dress was because it just wasn’t me. I was trying to pull off a look because it was popular. Everyone else was doing it and I was supposed to do it too. I wanted to be cool and fit in.
I realize now that if it doesn’t fit who I am, it doesn’t matter if I fit in.
I know whether or not I like something as soon as I try it on. I can test it out and put back what isn’t me. Really, the dressing room is the equivalent of taking one bite.
So the celebrities can go on wearing their big flowery dresses and their miss-matched prints. If there is a trend I don’t like, I’m going to skip it. I’m going to stick with being me.
I’m so glad I figured this out before Hammer Pants come back into style.
Are there any big trends you’d prefer to skip? Do you like try out new trends, or stick to the classics? How risky are you with fashion?