Don’t be a sheep.

February 11, 2011 § 1 Comment


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“This season your wardrobe simply must take on a 70’s, hippy-esque vibe meets ballet inspired romanticism with just touch of neon. Oh, and add to that a turban and one statement earing – that’s ONE – for good measure…”

Stop. Think. I’ll continue…

Would you as the above ‘article’ said, would you dash out to the shops, purchase new items and entirely change your look in favour of a more trend led style?! Season’s are a-changing but that doesn’t mean you have to become an entirely different person. Personally I love it when I’m not ‘fashionable’ because it means that I don’t have to walk down the street and come face-to-face with someone else wearing exactly the same as I am.

Why do we consult the pages of the fashion magazines in order to ‘find out’ how we should be dressing each season?? I’m neither shunning fashion journalism nor stopping shopping I’m merely musing. Hmmm. To be a truly stylish fashionista surely it’s imperative that you’re one step ahead of the game, no? We must predict and interpret each trend as opposed to slavishly following them! Relish your individualism, and cherish your personal take on ‘fashion’. So why oh why do we feel the need to copy those peeps on the pretty pages of a magazine.

When it comes to celebrities, I don’t know why anyone would want to mirror their style. To be honest it is manufactured, apart from the few who shop for themselves – your Sienna’s & Kate Moss’s – celebrities are generally shopped-for and advised-on and quite often the middle (wo)man goes unmentioned. Take Cheryl for example, yes, Miss Cole (Or is it Tweedy now). Somewhere in the transition from ‘velour tracksuits complete with trucker cap’ to ‘skinny-jeans & chiffon blouse’, a fairy godmother must have waved her wardrobe weeding wand. I was however once the owner of a pair of Adidas popping trackies… But back to Cheryl, I don’t believe for one minute that she progressed naturally from chav to chic.

Have fun with fashion and don’t be led by the trends this season! You are more stylish than you know…

Is there a fashion trend you wish you’d stayed away from? Let me know your thoughts.


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