Some of the saddest things I’ve heard are “Stylish clothes cost money and I don’t have any” “I don’t have money to look good.” These are all myths, and the problem is that many people mistake being trendy for being stylish. Although, both may intertwine; however, just because you’re trendy does not necessarily mean you’re stylish. What is the difference you may ask? While being stylish is knowing what looks great on you and having enough taste to put it together; being trendy simply means you’re updated on the latest fashion fad which anyone can simply open the latest fashion magazine to acquire.
These being said, I believe one can be both stylish and trendy and look great by incorporating few of the latest trends that resonates with them in their wardrobe. Just be able to individually tailor it to your personal style. Karl Lagerfeld said “Trendy is the last stage before tacky,” and this is true because trends followers tend to forget that not everything look good on everyone, we’re all varied in statue and body type.
At this point, you might be asking “How do I develop my personal style?”
The answer is actually very simple… Experiment! Experiment with clothes!
· Take pictures to see what works on your body and what don’t.
I was talking to a friend recently and she made a comment saying “I bought some ‘faye pants’” I asked her what they are. She explained, “You know those pants you always wear, they are not tight, they’re very free and they always look good on you.” I simply laughed, not only because she noticed, but also because I know that I gravitate toward those types of pants, but I love the fitting on me.
· On your free time, try on several outfits and she how the fit on you
I’m guilty, I tend to do this, dance in the mirror, walk around the room. Then take them off and act like nothing happened lol
· Hire a good image consultant if you don’t trust your pictures or the mirror.
Remember, a stylish person isn’t occupied by the latest fads. However, when they do add new trendy item to their closet, it because they truly like it and it resonates with them. Don’t follow the trend, follow your sense. Focus on becoming stylish and start to gain a sense of appreciation for your God given assets.
This dress I bought on Amazon, yes Amazon (you don't have to break bank to be stylish either) while online shopping. Mind you, I only use amazon for for books, electronics and things I wouldn't find near me or in just too lazy to the sore for. As I was browsing one day, this dress in the purple color was on the home page of my amazon app. I didn't like the color, but there was something about the material. I clicked it and was immediately attracted to the peach color. I thought It was elegant and fun, great for the in between weather before fall (hint hint labor day).
Anyways Dress - found here
purse - i made like 5 years ago
shoes - tanish nude sandals
I want to here your take on the difference between style and trend.
Have a blessed Labor day weekend.
Photo cred. Seun