In a response to Jenn’s ‘January Wardrobe Thoughts’ post, Joy commented that she has seen (how via wear counting of a garment): “that a person could buy a trend and wear it out and be ready to move onto the next trend.” I have also been struck by the fact that when Angie comments on trends, she will sometimes mention that it is ‘still going strong’, or has been mainstream for ‘x many years’. Then there are some trends that become classic or iconic (jean jackets, Birkenstocks)
This idea of adopting a trend (early enough?) that it can actually become worn out (vs discarded for looking dated) is intriguing. I have read closet edit comments about passing on an item because it looks dated (hectic sleeves come to mind, and sandals that looked like shoes, with block heels, and cut out for toes) but not so much about trendy garments that get worn to death!
Have you actually worn out a trendy item vs moving it along because it was no longer fashionable or fab? What trend has endured? Any trends that were more fad, and thus short term?