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.

Thanks for taking the time to GLOW
Tesha xoxo

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2015 Primetime Emmy Awards: Red Carpet

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards celebration is currently happening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and television’s brightest stars have gathered on the red carpet to give fans a fashion show they won’t be able to forget.

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The Cast of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Slays at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards celebration is underway at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and the cast of Orange Is the New Black graced on the red carpet.

See photos of Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley,and Laverne Cox
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Fashion & Style 411 : KeepingStyleAffordable

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Keshia is an Garland, Texas fashionista and blogger whose website , www.keepingstyleaffordable, is synonymous with style , grace and femininity; think crisp white linen and floral prints. In between being a claims adjuster in the Healthcare Field and wearing ensembles that would make the cast of Married to Medicine jealous , Keshia has time to be apart of multiple workshops and fashion events. Keshia will be sharing her fashion and style with the whole EG community – get ready to give your wardrobe cpr!

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

I have always loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I can remember as little girl playing my mother’s clothes and high heels and being mesmerized by the characters on Dynasty because they were so glamorous and fashionable.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?
When asked what my style is I always describe is a classy and chic sprinkled with edge. I feel that I’m versatile.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

If I had the finances to truly buy from any designers I wanted, I would definitely say Chanel. I think the designs embody my style aesthetic.

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?

OMG if I could I would raid Solange Knowles closet and Marjorie Harvey’s closet. They have such great fashion sense and they are not afraid to take risk and live fashionably outside of the box!

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

There is no rhyme or reason to what I pick. It really just depends on my mood. I’m a shoe lover so I can say the majority of my choices start with shoes first.

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Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

I honestly don’t have a favorite boutique. I literally shop everywhere! If I see clothes shoes or accessories I’m walking in…I don’t discriminate. I will say that I find lots of great affordable fashion forward pieces at H&M.

Make sure you follow @KeepingStyleAffordable on IG and keep in touch with her fashion at http://www.keepingstyleaffordable.com

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Top 5 GLOWS of the Day 2014

trend·set·ter

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noun

a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.

We come across so many stylish fashionistas on social media. They all have their unique style that separates them from the rest. Me personally , being Founder and CEO of Eccentric GLOW I feel like its part of my job to bless my followers with the most stylish , fashionable , chic and different ensembles. Putting this list together was so hard I changed the order like 3 times. All of these ladies bring it and slay EFFORTLESSLY. I can count on these ladies everytime for a gorgeous ensemble from head to toe. Each one has their very own style and originality. Im sure you have seen these ladies on my social media outlets numerous times and you’ll see them numerous times again.

5. Taylor ( @_1taylor )
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4. Lonni (@iamlonni)
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3. Meka B (@SHEBEFLY)
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2. Danni Dutchess (@hairbydanni)
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1. Ashleigh (@thedaileigh)
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Fashion & Style 411 : Leniza_Evy

In case you aren’t already one of her loyal followers, I’d like to introduce you to Leniza_Evy a fashionista , naturalista and soccer player. After running across this electic trendsetter on IG , she become a fashion fixture on my Instagram page as GLOW of the Day and various others such as HairCRUSH and StyleCrush. Im so honored to have had the change to chat with this beauty.

Get the 411 on where she loves to shop and her current celebrity StyleCRUSH.

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

I would have to say when I was in the 7th grade because that’s when I remember I started to always dress up for school.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

My signature was always the vintage look but now I constantly change my style that I don’t have a specific one anymore.

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

I actually don’t have a favorite designer. I wear anything that I find nice and can afford.

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush? 

Rihanna always does it for me.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display? 

I usually throw a few options on my bed and see what colors/print look good together.

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

Dazzling Divas. IG: Dazzling_Divas

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Make sure you follow Leniza_Evy on Instagram

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