Friday, June 16, 2017

The trouble with trends

Flamingos, pineapples, succulents, cacti, tassels, pom-poms, palm prints. These are all over fashion right now (how do the brands make them all so quickly?!) and I get caught up in them like everyone else--even though I convince myself that I always liked them before and that everyone else is just catching up to me.

The problem is that--like even non-trendy aspects of my style--I glob onto a pattern and then find an affinity for everything in it, and have to consciously limit myself to one, or at maximum two, belongings with each feature so that I don't become Inspector Gadget with my wardrobe. (Who else remembers all those identical trench coats in his closet?) Especially in this era of fast fashion, trends come and go quickly, and familiarity for me can breed contempt--or at least over-saturation. Or, God forbid, I continue to wear what I liked even before it became mainstream (trendsetter that I am ; P) but now I just look like a follower who is late to the game or--gasp!--out of style. . . .

Anyone else have this problem? Or is it just obsessive (and, let's be honest, susceptible) me?

- L'Editrice