I am a shopaholic and I know it, I also like staying on trend but I DON’T like having a closet full of clothes that will have a short life span, because the trend has changed and I have to buy all new stuff! My other beef with trends (although I do follow them to an extent) is that EVERYBODY looks the same every season and I like being set apart from the crowd.
These are my thoughts on how to follow a trend while avoiding one hit wonders!
1. Always buy clothes that you know will live through the changing trend, items that no matter what the season/trend you can wear over and over again with other classic pieces you have in your closet.
2. Color is always in trend for me because I enjoy it very much and I am not afraid to wear it but I will not buy a bunch of neon pieces because although color will remain in my closet neon brights might be a trend now, but pastels are taking over and who knows what will come next. BUY color! don’t be afraid but just make sure it’s not too much of ONE particular trend.
3. If you want an easy and inexpensive way to follow a particular trend without investing too much on a wardrobe then keep it simple and buy trendy small pieces like clutches, costume jewelry etc. This way you can stay on trend while preserving your closet.
4. Animal prints are always in style and as long as it is used carefully can be worn all year long so go ahead and buy that leopard belt, clutch or pumps 😉