As a someone who writes about trends for a living, it’s easy to see something splashes all over the internet and want it for myself. From viral Mango sherpa jackets to Italian heritage house-inspired orb earrings, I’m always susceptible to a trend my editor friends and colleagues are raving about— even if I wasn’t fully convinced to begin with.
Now that we’re solidly into 2023, I’m rethinking my frivolous nature when it comes to trying new trends. Instead of throwing my metaphorical money out of the window in order to hunt down a piece of clothing or accessory that will barely last me a season, I’ve begun shopping my own closet and examining why I’m buying the things I’m buying. We all can use a reminder sometime: am I buying this because I actually like it? Or am I buying this just because I’ve seen it on my TikTok #FYP at least 25 times this week? More than often, it’s usually the later.
Allow me to de-influence you: you don’t need that Stanley cup, nor that viral Miu Miu skirt set, nor the Rare Beauty blush (even if it is one of the best pieces of makeup I own.) This spring is all about making smart choices as shoppers, and frankly, I’m all for it. Bye bye, irresponsibility!
Below, i’m breaking down the 8 ill-fated micro-trends I’m leaving behind this spring (even if they’re super cute) in favor of 8 trends I think will actually stand the test of time.
Another year has come and gone in a post Miu Miu-mini fashion world. While I loved and appreciated the viral set for what it was, let’s face it: she was impractical. While I love a low-rise jean here or there, a hip-hugging cut and extra teenie hemline isn’t the best idea for transitional weather. Instead, I’m buying maxi hemlines since they’re a smart investment into my wardrobe, easily working throughout my winter, spring, and fall clothing options.
Maybe this is a self-drag since I own too many ironic handbags already, but now that my collection has skyrocketed, I’m reaching for timeless, minimalist handbag silhouettes instead. Not only will they go with anything in your wardrobe, but they’re a much smarter investment on the secondhand market.
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