Thursday, December 01, 2016

Trends and Personal Style

White Shirt: Landmark | Lingerie dress (used as top): H&M | Skirt: Uniqlo
Sneakers: from Korea | Watch: Swatch | Bag: Coach
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

Trends come and go but personal style transcend time and space. I am not one to religiously follow trends. If you have been following my blog long enough, you would notice that my style is not really one that incorporates trends. I tend to wear whatever I fancy (mostly dresses and pastel colours). But sometimes, it is nice to incorporate a few trendy pieces to my wardrobe to keep my style up to date. One or two trendy pieces are enough to make me trendy and still keep my personal style. For this fall/winter trends, I am keen on adding velvet and inner wear-as-outerwear pieces into my wardrobe.

When it comes to trends, my criteria would be that it has to perfectly match with my personal style (which is true for everyone, I guess). It has to be something I can see myself wearing more than a few times.

Velvet is a material I wouldn’t normally wear. The country I live in is hot and humid all year round and velvet is a material that would inhibit my skin to breath properly. But with the cooler months (still hot as highest temperatures can still go to 30 degrees C and lowest would be something in the low 20’s) enables tropical country residents like me to enjoy this trend.   

Innerwear-as-outerwear on the other hand is a trend that has been circulating for years now. But it is only now that I was keen to try this trend. I find it too sexy and not something I would be comfortable wearing. I don’t think I will ever be comfortable in revealing too much skin. But with wearing something inside (like this white shirt) it makes the ultra-sexy lingerie trend more wearable and “cute.”

The thing about trends is that, they come and go after one season. But personal style remains relevant for a long time. But it is never harmful to try a few trends once in a while to keep your style fresh and timely. The key is to make trends your own. Give it your own twist. Make it reflect your personal style and trends can last a long time.

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