The fashion industry is a business that is constantly changing and evolving.
Fashion trends come and go, but what's the point of following them if you don't like the trend? Trends are just in your face nowadays, and it’s so hard to escape; whether it’s YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or even just going out for the day- trends can’t be escaped.
However, one thing that so many people are doing and need to keep on doing is dropping fashion trends and focusing on the ones that they love!
There are many reasons why you should drop fashion trends, so here are four tips to help you stay in style without following every trend.
Recognise the Meaninglessness of Fashion Trends
Fashion trends are not a new phenomenon. They have been around for centuries and will continue to be in the future.
The only difference is that now we can see how quickly these trends change and how meaningless they are. While trends used to last for years, sometimes up to decades, it’s just not the case anymore.
The fashion industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry, with designers creating new designs every year and people buying them until the next trend comes along.
This consumption cycle has led to an increase in waste worldwide and the need for fast fashion, which has caused more harm than good to the environment.
These have no value on you or anyone else; it’s all just fake social value that could be gone in an instant.
Change Your Perspective on Fashion Trends
In the last century, fashion has changed drastically from when clothes were made to fit a specific body type to when people could buy clothes that were not tailored for their body shape.
Fashion has also seen its share of highs and lows in terms of quality and style.
While great fashion is now more affordable for everyone to obtain, it’s vital to understand that fashion trends don’t immediately represent a person.
However, we should all be open to slow fashion and timeless looks. For example, in terms of accessories, there is a wide selection of cartilage hoop earrings that will never go out of style.
Change Your Habits and Behaviour Toward Trends
It is difficult to change your habits and behaviour toward trends. People are creatures of habit, and we get comfortable with the way we do things.
It is also difficult to break out of the mold because it feels like we are not following the trends. Why not stop following what everyone else is doing, and instead follow your own heart and do what you feel like doing?
This is going to offer the best and healthiest approach for you.
Embrace Clothes That Match Your Personality and Style
Clothes that match your personality and style will make you feel more confident. Can a short-lived fashion trend even do that for you?
Building an essential wardrobe will help you out with this. This is something that can be built up for years, and it can last for years too.
Just embrace the clothing that represents you and your preferences!
Do you like to follow the latest trends? What is your favourite outfit at the moment? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Sarah xoxoxo