We've all been there...trying out some new trend, feeling cool, cutting edge. Only to be embarrassed years later when someone pulls out the picture of you looking overly confident in your silly get-up. You inevitably ask yourself, "What was I thinking?" or even better, "What were they thinking?" Well, take solace in the fact that you are thinking now, and not continuing to sport the peacock bangs, beehive, or heaven forbid, mullet of your hey day. So how bad was your fad? And how do you avoid making the same mistake with the next latest and greatest trend?
The new trend may be for you if...
So why take the risk and try something new? Because trends add spice or flavor to your look. Just like a good meal, you use the basics (meat, grains, etc.) in many different dishes and in larger amounts, but the spice or the seasoning is what sets them apart. When done well, the outcome is rich and satisfying. Said another way...
"A wisely chosen fad item can provide a psychological boost, a touch of whimsy, or the surprise element that lets you have fun with fashion and show another side of yourself, an unusual mood, or a special occasion. It's the kind of clothing you don't take too seriously." Judith Rasband, AICI Image Master
So have fun with new styles and trends, do it "wisely", and you'll avoid becoming a repeat fashion offender!
Are you thinking about those trendy pieces in your closet? Still wondering if they're dated? Or right for you? Let's chat! Click HERE.
Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 hip kids, and owner of an young pup named Josie Wales.