Please let me know if this ever happens to you?
You happen to come across a fashion publication or possibly go into a clothing retailer, your flicking through the pages or walking through the different divisions within the shop and you think
‘wow, these trends are just not me’…
At times I feel it’s like walking onto a London underground platform and seeing that your train is fully packed but the doors have not yet closed. You know that you could possibly squeeze (and I mean SQUEEZE) onto the train, but you run the risk of a very uncomfortable journey, so you just stand back and wait for the next train…hoping it will be more accommodating.
The beginning of a fashion seasons can be a lot like that. New trends come and you may want to like the new styles and textures, but you may also feel your better off just waiting for the next trend.
What do you do?
Do you try to accommodate the trend(s), knowing that they could potentially be, well, uncomfortable. Or do you sit that fashion season out…saying no to the skinny jeans, maxi dresses and rounded sunglasses and wait, hoping something better will be in next season? (comment box below).
Reason I ask is because I was reading my usual weekly dose of Stylist Magazine, where it showcased A/W 11 trends, consisting of tunics, shirt dresses and floats. As I flicked through each trend I was like ‘umm nope, umm nope, umm nope..oh, is that it?
Just out of personal preference and awareness of my body shape, tunics, shirts and especially floats are avoided where possible. However, in saying that I make it a point to enjoy my body as well fashion and not to take either of them too seriously.
Is my attitude ruling me out of possible fashion opportunities or am I being more clever than I think?
(all these QUESTIONS!)
On my travels I often see people wearing things that are clearly unflattering just because they are apparently in fashion…which begs the question. Does what’s in fashion act as a get out of jail free card for those lacking fashion sense?
Personally, I don’t think so, but then again I think you should wear whatever makes you feel good.
You can see my dilemma.
From the Shirt Dresses, I would chose the denim shirt dress by Hobbs. £89, also voted the ‘ultimate weekend shirt dress’
Pictures courtesy of Stylist Magazine. Issue 87, 20th of July 2011.