I came across this wonderful quote by the infamous Yves Saint Laurent very recently and it really struck a cord with me.
I definitely am a girl that studies the catwalk trends, trawls through celebrity fashion in magazines as well as online and take an interest in general everyday fashion choices that people make whom I pass in the street. I love to see the new trends by the illustrious fashion designers come to live on the High Street but let’s face it, not every trend suits everyone.
I would say I try to use various “pieces” of trends by introducing a particular on-trend colour for example into my wardrobe but keeping to the silhouette shapes and fabrics that I know flatter my figure the best.
Sometimes it’s best to just let a trend pass you by because (A) it will be out of style as quickly as it came in (B) it does nothing for your figure or confidence (C) you’ll look like every other girl out there on a Saturday night and (D) you will die when you look back at photos of yourself in ten years time and say “What was I thinking!!!!”
Yves Saint Laurent introduced the Smoking Jacket back in 1966 which was the first male dinner jacket cut for a woman’s body. We now see style icons such as Kate Moss, Alexa Chung as well as the footballer wives like Abbey Clancy and Alex Gerrard rock a tailored dinner jacket with jeans, pencil trousers etc This goes to prove that Yves knew exactly what he was talking about when he said “Fashions come and go, but style is for ever.”
So don’t run out every month and squander your paycheck on the latest fashions, take time to think whether it’s really the best trend for you and also the best way to spend your hard earned money!!!! Rather than splurge on the latest “jeggings” craze maybe a tailored, classic, timeless women’s dinner jacket is the way to go ….