Imagine having the will power to not follow a trend? Cruising through each season unfazed by the calls of a new must-have sneaker or a new way to wear a bag. Imagine standing out from the crowd due to your timeless and classic style instead of getting compliment for something a magazine told you was the “in” thing to wear.
Trends are like the fast food of fashion. They are hard to resist, give you instant satisfaction but cause long term damage to your wardrobe health.
The first step is acceptance. Telling yourself that you have a problem and that you are committed to putting those trend-obsessed days behind you. The next step is action. Knowing what tips you can employ to reclaim control over your impulses and your wardrobe becoming the person who dictates what is cool and in season.
If you are ready to become trend-proof, you have come to the right place. Here are five ways to not follow a trend.
1. FIND NEW WAYS TO WEAR CLOTHES
There are always creative ways to breathe new life into your clothes from styling one piece in different ways or combining style attitudes.
2. FOCUS ON THE CLASSIC
Instead of focusing on the new trends to add to your wardrobe, change your perspective and focus on the classic wardrobe staples. Fall in love with the basic tee, indigo denim, and make these your hero pieces of your wardrobe.
Instead of a chest bag, why not invest in a timeless backpack. Instead of a mule, why not buy a tassel loafer.
3. SHOP LESS
One of the easiest ways to remove the temptation of dipping into a trend is removing yourself from the environment completely. That means not going to the high street, eliminating the bookmarks of your favourite websites and shopping less.
4. WAIT UNTIL THE TREND IS DEAD
An easy way to decide if you like a trend is by waiting until the hype has died down. With the temptation removed and the people no longer wearing it, you can decide for yourself if you still want to buy into the trend.
5. MAKE YOUR WHOLE WARDROBE A TREND
Trends are about control. So be that person in authority who decides what is trendy. Become a leader and transform your wardrobe and style into the must-have pieces that people should own. This way, you create the narrative while falling in love with the clothes you already own.
What are some of your tips to not follow a trend.