When should you invest in a trend? Wait until it stays another season? Or hop on that band wagon asap? Like the summer scarves we saw this year… (which have to be the dumbest thing everrrr)
If there was only one difference between me and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, it would be that I’m totally cheap when I am shopping for clothes. Here are some important tips to consider before you invest in a trend:
- Know your body – if the trend doesn’t flatter your shape, then it’s not your friend. Wait around for next season when something less awful is popular.
- Does the item look cheap? It’s easiest to make black clothes look expensive. If you are considering a cape (like I am!) consider it in a classic color like black or camel.
- Can you honor the trend with an accessory? While the summer scarves drove you crazy, they are a cheap and easy way to stay on trend. If the foundation of your outfit is classic, you can pimp it out with less expensive accessories.
- Cheap satin will always look cheap.
- Animal prints only look luxe if they are applied to a quality fabric and/or a classic shape.
- 70% of your wardrobe budget should go toward long-term investment items (which doesn’t mean they are expensive – it just means that they will survive being washed and worn for at least 3 years) and 30% can go toward trendy stuff.
- Does the trend speak to you? Did they read your mind and invent the thing you’ve been craving all along, even if it’s only going to be around one season? go for it!
Morgan has several fashion luxuries. She’s young (<30), lives in a warm climate, and works in a creative field. I live in Seattle, where the biggest trend is Northface jackets and shoes from The Walking Store. Morgan has it made from a fashion perspective.
Trends I love for Morgan:
Here’s a roundup of trends that I cannot abide.