Let’s be honest – fashion wouldn’t be fashion without those ever-evolving trends that tell us from season to season what’s “in” and what’s “out”. Fickleness is truly the name of the game!! Isn’t it interesting how our ideas of what is “flattering” versus “faux pas” can change according to what we see on the runway and the street??
It doesn’t always happen overnight, though!! Take socks-with-sandals and high-waisted jeans…two trends over which I’m still very much on the fence. I can’t seem to get over my dislike of socks, for one; I’d rather have cold feet than wear them…and that’s saying a lot!! And while I can understand the appeal of a high-waisted skirt or dress for the illusion of “legs for days”, high-waisted pants aren’t fooling anyone; all they’ll do is give you “long bum syndrome” (as my hubby so aptly describes it).
And certain trends will simply never get off the ground for some of us. For me it’s “athletic shoes with everything”; oh my gosh…will someone please, please, PLEASE make it stop already?! Converse sneakers and a sundress I can handle; but bonafide gym shoes need to go back to the gym where they belong!!
However, there’s a former fashion no-no that I was immediately ready to embrace…and that’s the right to do denim on denim!! Maybe it’s because I’m a Canadian girl – after all, the combo is also known as a Canadian tuxedo! – but I think there’s nothing quite as cool as a worn-in denim or chambray shirt with a great pair of jeans (low-waisted, of course!), a statement belt, and stack-heeled boots or booties (for goodness sake, step away from those trainers!!)
Today I might have mixed it up a little with a denim vest instead of a shirt, and leopard-patterned pumps rather than boots…but that rock-chic-slash-rodeo vibe is still going strong with my black distressed skinny jeans, dotted blouse, and layered necklaces and rings. No one is going to mistake me for a mom on her way to an aerobics workout*…and that’s just the way I like it!!
*not that there’s anything wrong with that!