Fashion is present everywhere, no matter if you follow the trends or you just pick a shirt from your wardrobe every day, the fashion still meet’s you even if you may not be aware of it. How to respond “hi” to fashion? It is simple like a usual greeting:
Nowadays, you can read many articles about trends for upcoming Spring-Summer season or Autumn-Winter season, which recommend you to throw ‘out of fashion’ items and replace them with ‘in the fashion’. Probably you feel like the time is running extremely fast and you are barely able to buy clothes related to the current trends. Don’t be stressed of fashion and of people who are strictly following new trends in each season. You don’t have to do it, since fashion should help you to present yourself. Of course, if you want to be taken as ‘the trend follower’, then probably you will have to spend your budget on it.
But, in my opinion, you should use fashion as a tool, which can present who you are. The good example of ‘non following trends’ is to look at Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg, who are wearing the same clothes every day, because they have more important decisions to make than ‘what to wear’ and they want to be taken by people the same (to be considered by the speech not by what they are wearing). Another example of ‘non following trends’ and be TRUE TO YOURSELF it may seems quite weird and definitely it’s outstanding, but it presents that with fashion you can be who you want: Elizabeth Eaton Rosenthal (The Green Lady) who is dressing herself only in green colors from 20 years:
As you see, it’s not that important that you cannot afford to buy the newest jacket or handbag but how these items will visually describe you as a person. Probably, you wonder why we even have fashion trends and why population seems to be crazy about following them. It’s because every one of us wants to be seen well in the society and following trends seems the easiest way to go when it’s going about our appearance. But do you realize that if you will follow the crowd, you will not look like YOU but like thousands of other people?
How to use fashion trends?
You are free to choose what to wear every day, don’t be afraid of people commenting your look – if they talk about you, it’s good! Since, no matter what kind of comment is it, they spare their energy of spreading the word about you, which means that you are individual and that’s great in nowadays world!
Treat fashion trends as the guide of dressing for mass and pick only elements which fit to your identity. If you used to wear clothes in calm colors, don’t start wearing orange trousers with t-shirt in vivid colors only because it’s the upcoming trend. Instead, look what similar to your style you can find in the current trend. Every season, you will find similarities to previous trends – there going to be some modifications, something ‘new’ coming from the past, but always you should be able to find in the store clothes which fits your soul.
As I am supposed to talk here about Spring Summer 2016 trends, I share with you the gallery of pictures (placed above the post) “Ready to wear” which I’ve picked as ‘iconic’ ones of current trends. But remember, you don’t have to change your wardrobe now to 70’s or 90’s style – treat the gallery as the knowledge about what the crowd is going to wear and how you wish to position yourself in the society.
Would you like to be like the Green Lady?