Why You Should Avoid Trends Like the Plague

If you ever hear the word trendy, run for the hills. No joke, put on a pair of running shoes and take off like you’re chasing a small pack of young, handsome, single millionaires.

Here’s an acrostic poem to describe the typical trendy person:

Think they understand fashion

Regret many of their fashion purchases

Envious of their friends that can style themselves in pieces that are unique

No one remembers their name because they dress like everyone else

Definitely have to ask friends for their opinion on an item before purchasing

You can probably predict what their outfit will be to any occasion

Trendy is just a snazzy word for money sucking fashions that will die out in a year or less. We all have that trendy friend: the one shows up with Lokai bracelets on both wrists, Kendra Scott jewelry in every color (a color for every occasion), tribal print or chevron on anything, beaded necklaces that should be a strangle hazard, and lace bralettes that purposely peek out of every top screaming to others, “Hey I’m wearing this lacy bra thing under my shirt that doesn’t match my outfit because I wanted to make sure that you would notice my bra.” Well thanks, but I would love to never see any of these trends on anyone ever again.

Trends are so hard to keep up with. By falling into trends, you’re losing your own style personality. Watching a person walk into a room wearing all of the latest trends just says “oh they’re just like everyone else” which is something that I do not want others to say of me and my style. Be unique and dare not to fall into the trendy trap. Personally, I do not give into trends. I like to blow people away with looks that truly show who I am.

Trendy is insecure. If you are insecure with yourself, you will do anything to make sure that you fit in (a.k.a. following trends). Confidence is finding your own style that differs from others around you. I believe that clothes are great confidence enablers as you can create a new identity for yourself by wearing certain pieces. Stand out and be confident in your style. Not only will it show in your wardrobe, but it will help you with your overall confidence.

Trends are the boys your mom told you to stay away from. They’re deadly, and they will change you for the worse if you allow them to. The best way to stay away from trends you ask? Take mom’s advice and just keep on walking. Your wardrobe and wallet will thank you in the long run.

Honestly, there should be a hotline to help trendy shoppers quit their addiction. Yes, it is that serious. Although I am not capable of making said hotline, I hope that this blog has helped you realize that trendy items are not something you want living in your closet. I do not want any of my readers to suffer from the trend plague.

Best of luck to you all.

-Samantha

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I am a 19 year old from Tulsa that is engulfed in a world of fashion. From modeling, styling, and writing about fashion I can say that I have lots of knowledge concerning the fashion industry. I am continuing to follow my passion of fashion at FIDM in Los Angeles, and plan to graduate December of 2018. I have big dreams of making my mark on the fashion industry. Eventually I hope my career allows me to live in Manhattan working in the industry that I love, and giving me the opportunity to travel the world for fashion weeks and other fashion related ventures.

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