119: Should you wear the latest fashion trends?

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Should You Follow that Fashion Trend?

I was recently asked by a reader if she at the age of 52 should follow a particular fashion trend that she’d seen out on “street style” influencers.  I recorded some thoughts about this topic on this video chat.

The answer is, it’s up to you.  As only you know what is right for you.

Does it make you feel positive or negative? 

  • If you love it and it makes your heart sing
  • If you feel great in it
  • If you are excited by it
  • If it expresses your personality from the inside out

Then wear it!

But …

  • If you feel ho-hum about it, then avoid it.
  • If you feel that you’d look ridiculous in it, and that bothers you, then avoid it, or figure out a way to add a touch of that trend in without doing it head to toe.
  • If it doesn’t feel quite right, then I’d be careful about adopting it. Here are some tips on deciding if a fashion trend is for you or to be avoided.


Don’t worry too much about needing to wear every latest fashion trend.  There will always be a new one on the horizon and the new one may be more “you” than the current one.

Plus at any one time, there are multiple fashion trends in the zeitgeist.  You don’t need to adopt them all.

Having some element of current fashions in your outfits makes you look more modern and fresh.  It communicates that you are keeping up with this ever-changing world and what’s happening in it.  But that doesn’t mean you have to constantly update your wardrobe with all the latest trends (or fads).

There are many trends that are not going to create harmony with your body, colouring or personality.  Even if you ‘buy into’ them, they will most likely be very short-lived for you as in my experience, the clothes that last longest in your wardrobe, are the ones that are in harmony (flatter if you will) you.  Knowing how your physicality and personality impact on your choices is a great place to start educating yourself so that you make the best choices for you about what is available out of the current fashions.

The key with fashion trends and fads, is to dip into the ones that you love, leave the others.  And be aware that if it’s extreme in any way, it will disappear faster than if it’s more understated.  This is why fashion classics last the longest.  But nothing lasts forever, and every now and again you have to give up the trends that you’ve loved and let something new come into your wardrobe.

So should you dip into the latest fashion trend?

Only you can decide!


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