Studying fashion, I was constantly, continually, always told the importance of keeping track of fashion trends, however I was also told wisely, there is one big BUT which is… take these trends with a grain of salt. That’s right, don’t take them too seriously!
Being a stylist means you being a style maker. People will not love you and your work if you don’t have your own opinions, and that might mean for you to not follow each and every trend that emerges on the runway. Make fashion your own.
The surprising thing in saying this is that I will most likely find myself actually liking the trends that develop each season. For some reason it’s just the way things go. But for those trends that don’t take your fancy, don’t slavishly follow them because you think it’s the right thing to do. It’s not. What your personal sense of style dictates is the only trend you should ever follow.
I was looking on the internet yesterday (a constant source of inspiration!) and came across this HSBC advertisement that I thought made a fantastic point in regards to treating trends as the gospel. Take a look-
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How sad would it be if we all mindlessly followed trends without actually thinking about what suits us personally? As a stylist I encourage you to take a look at what fashion has to offer you each season and make your own recipe. Remember that not everything applies to everyone, and that virtually every trend has its anti-trend!