Sigh. . .
Y’all? Fashion utterly boggles my mind.
I never read style or trend blogs. I don’t do street fashion blogs. I absolutely despise blogs that constantly list the top ten beauty products you absolutely can’t live without lest ye be ugly or age-appropriate.
Except for today.
Today, I’m feeling particularly demotivated. I should be sewing, so I thought if digested a blog entry or twenty, it might make me want to hop over to my sewing table and fix the seams on my latest dress. (Stripe-matching, guys. So. Many. Stripes. . . ) The problem is, it seems like the lovely bloggers I follow aren’t blogging as much as they used to. Or maybe I’ve just been reading more often and keeping up with entries because my schedule has changed (again). There was nothing new on my reader.
So, I hopped on Bloglovin’ and thought I would browse through the popular entries. Of course, most of them are fashion/OOTD/street style/beauty product blogs that I don’t read. But, one of them sort of stood out to me. So, I clicked over and read about 18 style trends that “we” (whoever the “we” is, I’m not certain) are “so over.”
As I read (or rather, browsed through the slide show–ugh. Let’s just take a brief moment for me to express to you how much I hate slide shows. Ready? I HATE THEM. A LOT.), I began to feel myself grow more and more irritated.
I believe that style is a personal thing; it cannot be dictated by other people, no matter how powerful or “glamorous” they may be. But when I read that “2012 called. It wants its done-to-death” peplum back, and thought about how I’d just made a couple of peplums (one was an experiment; one was an accident), I felt a little crestfallen in spite of myself.
Here’s what I don’t get: this group of people, whoever the heck they are, are probably the same people who back in 2012 were touting the peplum as a must-have piece for your wardrobe. What happened in those two years that made the peplum suddenly an unattractive piece of clothing? Or is it just the idea that it’s wrong to wear something for more than a couple of years?
I’m pretty sure what I’m talking about here is called “fast fashion,” cheap clothes that aren’t meant to be worn for more than a couple of seasons.
Ugh–the consumerism of it all disgusts me.
But here’s what really got me:
Did you see it? “. . .the 18 trends we’re totally over–and you should be too.”
Back off, self-proclaimed fashion deities. You are not the boss of me.
I may not be a huge fan of peplums, but I will wear them whenever I please. And you know what? I’m going to look great while I do it. Because I say so.
Weigh in my fellow sewists/sewers/seamstresses/seamsters/sewasauri/Awesome People in General. Style trends: worth keeping an eye on, or not?