I feel terrible for not having kept up on Fashion Beauty Friend Fridays posts for a whole month. Well, I'm back to regular posting now and I really like this week's topic: jumping on the trend bandwagon. Katy of Modly Chic thought this would be an interesting topic to explore after experiencing the madness behind the Missoni for Target line.
1) Do you ever see a fad hit the stores and immediately dislike it? Has the fad ever began to grow on you? Yes, it's happened. I thought UGGs were incredibly ugly when they first started becoming popular. Then one year, I received a pair as a present and I fell in love with their warmth and comfort level. I also found ways to make them look cute with skinny jeans and leggings. However, I despise how so many girls here in Southern California wear them in the summertime...with shorts, of all things. Um, eww! But I digress. Other examples of trends I used to hate are animal print, rompers, and faux fur clothing (even though I do love faux fur trimmed pieces - call me picky!) These days, I love all of these trends.
2) Has the popularity of a certain piece of clothing or line ever convinced you to try on something (or purchase something) you dislike? First of all, I would never purchase anything that I didn't like, no matter how popular it is. I would much rather spend my money on an article of clothing or accessory that I love. As for simply trying things on, well, it depends. If I know with absolute certainty that I hate it (e.g. bright, neon colors), then I won't bother trying it on. If I initially dislike something just because I think it won't be flattering (e.g. rompers or maxi dresses for my petite, pear-shaped figure), then sure, I'll try it on. There have actually been quite a few times when I've tried things on that didn't look so flattering on the hanger, only to find out that they look perfect on me. And yes, rompers and maxi dresses are two perfect examples, as well as skinny jeans and sheath dresses.
3) Have you ever changed your mind about a trend after seeing it around for a while? Sometimes seeing what other people (especially bloggers) wear makes me rethink how I feel about certain trends. Still though, if I still think something is ugly, I won't wear it...no matter how long it sticks around.
4) Do you feel a certain pressure to have specific items in your closet because "everyone else" does? No, not really. I don't feel any pressure to dress like everyone else just for the sake of dressing like everyone else. I wore a long, mermaid-y gown to my senior prom when mostly everyone else wore short, flirty dresses. If I wasn't afraid to dress differently back in high school, then I certainly don't feel the need to dress like everyone else now. :)
5) Be honest: What do you think of the Missoni line? Did you grab any items? Is it worth the Ebay prices? Honestly, I'm not a fan and I have no idea what the fuss is about. No offense to anyone who loves the line, but it's just not my taste. I prefer floral and other more subtle patterns. The zigzag prints and loud colors aren't my style at all.
So how about you? Have you ever felt pressure to try on or purchase something, just because it was trendy?