The most frustrating part of Trends and how to deal with it
If you are reading this, you are probably a woman who wants to not only feel good, but look good. You try to keep up with all the fashion trends so that you are on the cutting edge of style. The problem is, some of these trends have you looking ridiculous. Why? Because not all trends are made for all body types. After all, they are debuted on undersized models (you know, the opposite of plus size but not quite normal size) who look good wearing a brown paper bag. Most women are not shaped like models, which leads us to believing that we might look better in a brown paper bag over some of the current trends
Let’s use high rise jeans for an example. You see them in magazines and they look good, so you decide to try them. What ensues is a minor case of self loathing followed by a binge eating session of a quart of ice cream. These jeans are designed for people with no stomach. So if you have a tummy, you are noticing that it is accentuated in these jeans. The answer? Don’t wear high rise jeans. Wear the jeans that you are comfortable in, cuff the bottom and pair with a booty shoe. Now you are in style, comfortable and confident.
Mini skirts and dresses are also making a comeback. Again, this trend is not for everyone. However, if you want to be part of this trend but do not feel confident enough to have a mini dress with bare legs and ankle boots, try pairing the dress with tights or leggings of the same color, which will help to blend where the dress ends and your legs begin. I still like the idea of wearing an ankle booty, but if you are not comfortable with that, you can pair them with a knee high or slouchy boot.
If you are not happy with any of the clothing styles of any given trend, stick to honoring the patterns and colors. For example, if browns and animal prints are in, wear something that you are comfortable in, but buy it in the color of the season. It is really not that hard to stay in fashion. Remember, you do not have to take your cue from the runway. Instead, look at the seasonal trends, look at your body type, and pick and choose. After all, if you look good, you feel good.