I was just watching the weekend Today Show*. They had a segment on what is IN fashion-wise for the spring and summer. This inevitably means they are going to inform you about what is now OUT.
I always hate this, they make it sound like you should now throw away those "un-cool" things and buy all new "cool" things. How many real people live like this? How many can afford to? I don't know about you but I need clothes that work into my wardrobe for more than a few months. I understand that the super trendy things might not work, but then I try to avoid those things in the first place.
The thing that compelled me to write is that they told everyone to hide their wide-leg pants and to get rid of their "skinny" jeans from fall. First, how ridiculous that these two styles were IN in the same season anyways?!
But then, I thought, that's a pretty presumptuous statement. What if last season you found out that one of those options (or a more subtle version of it) was extremely flattering on your body? Well, I don't know about you, but I'm not giving that up for anybody! If you find a trend that works on you, please don't give it up because some magazine or presumed style "expert" (who has never seen you!) tells you to.
So, if something works for you, WORK IT!
*Can I tell you how much I hate their website? I can not find the story to link to.