5 Hated Fashion Trends

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One would certainly argue whether fashion is art. It’s a way of expression. Whether grown and sexy, mature and intellectual or insecure and youthful; fashion is what each individual wants it to be. It’s a creative being that allows each artist to adapt, incorporate and invent. But trends? 

Aaah….trends. You know the good ole marketing ploy to get us to the mall more times often than we need to. If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m totally not the trendy type. I mean…I’m not in the malls biweekly checking for the latest and greatest products pushed by mass fashion retailers. I’m just much more interested in wearing what I like, which happens to not be dictated by designers, magazines and retail giants. Let’s also keep in mind that many trends throughout the history of fashion has morphed into timeless classics. So one could certainly argue that every fashion staple was once a trend. But for the sake of this discussion, I’m talking modern day fashion trends which many have made countless debuts on fashion faux lists. There’s a reason why I hate them. Or maybe five reasons. Here’s the rundown.

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There’s No Individuality | Everyone looks the same. I am a huge fan of individualism. I’m drawn to all things authentically creative and original. Thank goodness for options like local boutiques, vintage thrift and consignment shops and the talents of local up and coming designers. Surely you can take the same Zara blazer and sandals and put your own creative spin on it right? How is that for SNATCHED. But where there is a lack of individuality in fashion; there is personality, our outlook on the world and our sense of humor to compensate. There is hope. unpretentious

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It’s All About the Money | Yes. What better way to stimulate the economy semiannually than scouring the local malls and luxury department stores for new trends fresh off the runway from New York Fashion Week? Ooh,  brocade, metallics and radiant orchid is in this season—-let me race on down to Neimans. No thanks. I’ve got better things to do with  my money than trying to keep up with what the industry says I should be wearing to appear “cool”. Besides….it’s much much cheaper to dress me than to feed me. This pestatarian has got to eat. LOL. No but seriously….thank goodness for the thrifting phenomenon, outlets and discount stores. As I become older and what I’d like to think wiser, I’ve become a more conscious and fiscally responsible consumer.

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They Date | One minute they’re in and the next minute they’re out. I really don’t have time to keep up. If you go through your closet and do an  inventory and many of your clothes still have the original tags affixed; some of those items may more than likely be on the trendier side and were once in but have now lost their popularity. All the reasons to opt for more classics and less trends.

 Not All Trends Should be Followed | They instill a false sense of security. Some trends are simply unbecoming. Simply put. To the 60+ year old rocking a crop top, no bueno! I recently saw a 40+ year old woman sporting a pair of see-through leggings with camel toe. “Nothing makes a person look so old than trying desperately to look young”-Chanel. Some trends are specific to age, body type and even personality. So yes, they aren’t for everyone.They’re Simply Boring!

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Let’s face it, fashion should be fun. Don’t fall victim to it (I think I’ll watch The Devil Wears Prada this weekend). You’ll end up spending lots of money to replace perfectly good clothes. What isn’t Eccentric GLOW is  stepping into bankruptcy court with your Chanel bag, Christian Louboutin pumps and YSL scarf. Great style isn’t only reserved for those with access to high-end luxury. It’s ultimately about a creative sense that comes from within; while keeping an open mind for inspiration. It can come from some of the most unexpected and inexpensive places.

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Tesha xoxo

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Closet Classics : Business Attire ( Fall/Winter)

Recently, i was promoted to Marketing Coordinator in Downtown Las Vegas. I had so many clothes but no corporate attire. Ive been wearing uniforms my entire workforce life. This was a great opportunity to shop and it kinda made me re-evaluate my entire wardrobe.

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First thing that came to mind was getting the timeless pieces that goes with EVERYTHING ( yall know the closet classics ). I asked a couple of my colleagues where do they shop and FOREVER 21 was the answer more than once. Sadly , one problem i was facing was covering up my beloved tattoos. It seemed like all the cute tops were v-neck and/or short sleeved. Forever 21 carries the cutest pants and slacks to pop any office ensemble. So i opted (is that even a word) out of the fancy blouses and went with a more traditional top with a printed and/or colored pant. I also purchased 3 cardigan sweater that ran 9.50 each (totally a steal). To finish it off i brought 2 pair if ballerina flats one in basic but classical black, and the other in leopard to add a bit of edge to my business attire.

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What i brought 👠👗👖👕

Shirt colors :
Olive Green
Light Grey
Wine long-sleeved with slashes in the arms and a cool back detail

All blouse covered most of my chest ( due to my open book tattoo )

Pants/Slacks :
Khaki
Black
Black and White plaid

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**These pics are not me but some of beautiful bloggers i adore.

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