I’m not the trendiest woman on the block–which is a severe understatement here in New York. Usually, if I adopt a trend, it’s when it’s been time-tested, enough so that it can’t really even be called a “trend” anymore. It took me years to buy a pair of skinny jeans, and then a year or two more before I would wear them with flats instead of tucked into boots, which is what I had originally bought them for. I also hated the idea of cropped pants when they became popular again–now I love them. I even remember being hostile about the idea of the 3/4 length sleeve when it gained popularity, all the way back when I was in high school. I hated the ambiguity of it–it wasn’t short, it wasn’t long, what the heck was I supposed to do with it?
I’ve definitely grown more open-minded and bold since those days. Blogging has certainly helped, as has living in cities, and just generally gaining more confidence about what works for my style and body and what doesn’t.
Even with this growth, I find there are still many trends I won’t be adopting any time soon. At least, that’s what I think now…here are a few:
Every blogger and her sister has been sporting these distressed, baggy, rolled up jeans for the past year or two, usually paired with an impossible pair of heels, and damn can some of them pull it off. More power to them. But this look is just not for me AT ALL. I would look like a hobo with a shoe fetish if I tried this.
Yes, my friends, in case you haven’t noticed, overalls are back in style. I went crazy for this trend the last time around, but I was 12 then, and could afford to look like a farmer. Now, there’s no excuse.
This chick is certainly rocking the leather pants, but that doesn’t mean any schlub on the street should start wearing them to the office. I mean, honestly, come on. There’s no way I could even fit my legs into a pair of these things.
Now, I know I sound a little like a cranky old person, and I don’t mean to offend or judge anyone who does wear leather pants (or overalls or boyfriend jeans…or wedge sneakers or vests or camo print anything….), but these trends just don’t work for me personally, for my style or for my body type or lifestyle. If you can/want to pull it off, more power to you! In the meantime, here are some trends that I’ve fully embraced:
- polka dots
- printed pants
- colored jeans
- pattern mixing