I'm only joking, it wasn't that philosophical.
Still, it was something that got me thinking. Fashion-wise, that is.
It was about how so many of us follow trends. I myself know that I am a sucker for the trends that our media tells us are "in". And I don't think it's that much of an issue either; I don't think that following trends necessarily connotes that we are all sheep that can't help but follow another. I know that deep down, we all have our own sense of personal aesthetic. We have our own likes and dislikes, and if you want proof, just go shopping with three other friends. There might be things that you all agree are nice, but most of the time, your excitement at one item is often met by a less-than-enthusiastic "Oh... cool..." by one of your shopping pals.
But back to the main point - I know we all aren't monotonous fashion-wearing victims that many of the male species so often perceive us as. We just want to look good, simple as that. If we see the latest grunge rock 'n roll trend on our favourite celebrity, our minds immediately think Wow. That looks fantastic on her. Note to self: buy high lace up boots next time at the shops.
|Taylor Momsen's grunge-look was never going to be my cup of tea...|
But how about if we look at things in a different light. You know that mid-calf skirt that 95% of girls look terrible in? You may also be in the "other" 5%, but for a good reason! Not everything suits everyone, and this applies to celebrities and models too. We all have different body shapes, different colouring (is it weird that I'm listening to Michael Jackson's Black or White right this second?) and different personalities. I'm sounding like a bit of a mum, but I think it's so true. Just because Jersey Shore's Snooki somewhat resembled a bird in a feathered frock doesn't mean you will too.
|Half oompa-loompa, half bird...|
So don't fret if short, black bandage dresses aren't your thing (they certainly aren't mine). You don't have to ignore trends by any means, but don't be afraid to open up your eyes and look around. Mix a bit of weird and wacky with the norm - you'll never know if you don't give it a go!