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Fashion mags and marketers probably have a field day with me because I love shopping and fashion, so of course I need to keep an eye out on what's in style right this instant. I know not all trends work for everyone's lifestyle or body type though, so even though there are plenty of trends I do adore, you can thank my nostalgic tendencies for even loving some of the ones I know I can't quite pull off -
MC Hammer must have rubbed off on my in a big way in my childhood because those slouchy cropped harem pants look not only comfy but edgy to me. However, my not being a stick-thin 5'10" supermodel makes it a wee bit difficult for me to pull of this look.
Have you walked into a J.Crew store recently? It's like a pallet of glow-in-the-dark paint went off in there, everything is so eye-searing bright. And who thought anyone would want to resemble a highlighter marker (ooh, ooh, me, me! Notice my belt?) and that this neon trend would last well past spring or beyond the Culture Club for that matter? Granted I do partake in this brighter-than-brights trend, but Jenna Lyons seems dangerously close to wanting us to go head-to-toe glow - and potentially convincing me to.
My first pair of really expensive shoes were a pair of purple and yellow Reebok Pump sneakers that my big sis bought for me. I was the kickin-ist of kids in the schoolyard when I debuted those babies. Nothing was more rad than to have a bunch of schoolmates stand around real close so they could listen to the hiss of the pump on the tongue of my sneaks in action. And those latent memories from are probably the reason why I adore with a fierce passion the retro-new trend of hidden wedge high top sneakers. Oh if I was in college again, I'd be rockin' those all over campus ...
And just as there are as many trends that I don't wear but still adore, there are the ones that just don't do it for me at all -
It's hard enough to get me in my regular dark-wash skinny jeans considering I have pretty muscular thighs, so colored skinnies in fruity look-at-me hues? I'm not quite ready for that yet.
Cutaway bodices? I try pretty hard to keep my midriff neatly packed in and hidden away, no one needs to get triangle-shaped glimpses of my back fat.
Brogues or oxfords. I know it is the whole preppy tomboy-chic thing but I can't stand the sight of a pretty young thing ruining a perfectly fresh dress with dowdy flat shoes that don't even look comfy.
Photo print wearables. I know in essence it is just another pattern. But there's something about wearing some landscape portrait across my bum or something.
What are the trends that you can't get enough of, even if you wouldn't wear them yourself? Which trend do you wish would just go forever away though?
Dress: Chelsea Girl via Asos floral tea - hemmed it (worn here in original length - sim, sim, pricey, sim)
Belt: Asos fluro (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: F21 twisted rhinestone (worn here - sim, beaded, colorful)
Bracelets: J.Crew golden stripe via Ebay (worn here - sim) & J.Crew factory (worn here - sim)
Shoes: Seychelles she's got the moves (worn here - sim, sim, platform, pricey)