Hello and welcome back to my blog!! For today’s post I’m doing a little “chit chat” and talking about something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.
I’ve been into fashion since I was so little and I’ve watched the trends grow from late 90’s, early 2000’s to now and I can’t help but think about how much has changed. Obviously fashion changes, trends come and go blah blah blah we all know what the go is with trends, but as 2018 is approaching it freaks me out to know what the biggest trends are going to be next year. There’s always going to be that one trend that is just like WHYYYY, but there will also be so many trends that are like omg amazing!! What I’m trying to get at is that 2017 has had some pretty trends, nothing too crazy but yet nothing boring; straw bags and gingham, super cute for summer, and even flares/ bell sleeve. The thing I love the most about this year’s trends is that it’s all really over exaggerated, a brand will take a normal jumper and throw some huge sleeves on it and it becomes a big fashion trend.
Another thing I really wanted to talk about is originality and how the fashion industry tricks so many people – including me.
A lot of us want to live a glamorous life, and if you’re wanting to get somewhere in the fashion industry you probably dream about going to Paris and working with Chanel or Gucci (or is that just me?) but the fashion industry is so hard! I’m not complaining so please don’t think I am – I’m a hard worker and love being in this industry, but I’m sick of it being so portrayed as such a glamorous industry. Yeah there’s the perks of fashion shows and sometimes being sent stuff and having connections, but you have to start at the bottom to get to that point and go through a lot of shit to reach the top. Being in the fashion industry involves late nights, early mornings, long days and big dark circles around your eyes, so if you’re not prepared for no sleep and long days, maybe this isn’t the industry for you.
To my second point, I feel like originality is slowly dying in this industry; I’m not saying everyone needs to be different and have a major wow factor, but the wow factor does help. I’ll spend a good few minutes scrolling on my instagram feed and I swear I see the same photos every time – a lot of people have that style, but I feel like people in the fashion industry catch on to a trend, either you’re all about minimalism or you’ve got a carefree Parisian look (WHICH ARE BOTH SO AMAZING) but I feel like we lose who we are and our personal style. Sometimes you need to cut out the trends or the hottest/ famous personalities and just be you, buy the things you love and wear them with confidence.
I would love to know if anyone else feels the same or if it’s just me? Also I love having a Carrie Bradshaw moment where I just write about how I feel – I promise I won’t do it often because I base myself on how to and style tip posts, but I like being me and saying how I feel!
– A.L X