Loving the positive posts that encourage a look inside our own closets, at things we already have & enjoy.
My trendiest purchases of the last two years are some of my trendiest ever.
By the time I got my white skinnies, that silhouette was on its way to being classic; I probably would not have bought them otherwise. I bought a pair of NYDJ pink skinnies at the same time. I thought they’d be easy to switch out when the whites are dirty or I’m sick of them, but in fact find the pink is sweet enough that a simple swap doesn’t usually work.
My red flares are very flashy & trendy for me. I didn’t hesitate on this purchase because bootcut/flared is a style I always like, whether it’s in fashion or not.
Those are big exceptions for me. My norm is to do as Liesbeth and others describe; combine things I have collected over the years (similar to the suggestion in a video Toronto posted) in ways that work now. I don’t know how long I will wear the pants, suspect that has to do with both where I am (Berlin has a very wide spectrum of fashion as opposed to most other places I’ve lived) and whether the styles become “classic”. My hunch is that I’ll be able to continue wearing the skinnies, but the flares will look dated in a few years, then fade in and out of trend for decades, as they have done since the 70s.
From Angie’s list, there's not much I have:
Bias-cut slip skirts. I love things cut on the bias, have owned a few skirts and dresses made this way over the years, don’t think I have any right now. Regardless of trend, the way bias cut makes dresses lie makes them so lovely I would always (almost—never say never) pick one cut that way over a straight use of the fabric.
Headbands. Good idea! With showers at pools closed, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my hair after a swim so I can do something other than come right home.
Polo shirts often don’t feel flattering to me.
Wrap skirts. I have a couple that I consider extremely casual and fun to wear.
Chore jackets. Don’t look like me. I can see getting a cropped cardi, but am not sure about the boxy cut, unless the fabric is less stiff.
Fair Isle sweaters strike me as too much of a set thing for me to be interested
A nod to the West is visible in my Western belt and Western-influenced ankle boots, both with floral patterns that can lean boho. Both were purchased more than two but less than five years ago.
White boots not me
Chocolate brown I have a skirt from the last 10 years that's that color that I enjoyed wearing last winter, but nothing bought in the last two years.
Mom jeans make me feel like the cringey stereotype.
Straw bags are cute, but I suspect any I got would fall apart too quickly.
Wrap tops not a good style for me--usually much deeper cut than I'm comfortable with, and I'm flat-chested.
Slingbacks and emerald green work for me, but I don't have any right now
Modern track pants no thanks
Looking at what others have posted, I like tie-dye, but have to be
careful or I can look very cliche very fast. I am super excited that
some of my midi skirts from way back when that were in my storage locker are on their way to me!
ETA Jumpsuits! Bought these late last summer, have another in the cellar that I'll be able to wear again soon.