What Are The Latest Fashion Trends?

United States
November 29, 2015 5:24pm CST
Since I've been in the Fashion Jewelry business for over 35 years, I've learned a lot about fashion and I keep up with the trends. However, I will be the first to say, that you have to be your own person, when it comes to what you feel is right for you. Feel free to make your own FASHION STATEMENT. Be yourself and wear what makes you feel good. The truth is, that so-called Fashion Experts are actually paid to TELL US what we should be wearing and the reason they get paid is so that the Designers who pay them, want people to THINK that they have to BUY what's currently in style. In other words, there are only so many styles that designers can come up with, year after year, so they keep rotating them. Hem lines go up and down. Necklines go up and down. Popular colors change from season to season and they want us to believe that LAST YEAR'S fashions are out-of-date, and need to be replaced with the newer styles. That keeps the economy going, I suppose. However, we don't have to get caught up in that merry-go-round and spend our hard earned money for new clothes all the time. There are many timeless styles that can be worn year after year with a small enhancement like JEWELRY, of course, or a trendy jacket, a scarf or belt added. You might be surprised how you can update and outfit easily and inexpensively. Here are a couple trends for the winter season, according to my company's latest information. Faux fur. Can you believe that's back. (Faux meaning fake) Mixed Media: That means to mix textures and patterns Abstract Prints: Checks, like Houndstooth, which has been around for decades and always in style. Plaids: Not for me, but trendy jackets can be the very thing to update some solid color dresses or slacks. Leather accents: And would you believe? Camouflage. So, there you have it,. I will be doing some more fashion tips later. I should have plenty to talk about, because it has been my field of expertise for a long, long time. Is there a certain style that you LOVE and don't intend to stop wearing, no matter what the "experts" say?
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@norcal (3217)
• Nevada City, California
30 Nov 15
I know I am going against the tide with this one, but I love to wear a dress. I find them more comfortable. Dress up or casual, that is usually my first choice.
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• United States
30 Nov 15
A lot of women feel that way and usually wear dresses for most occasions. I wear a lot of two piece outfits, rather than dresses, but I do wear skirts and blouses with jackets most of the time. I also have some dress slacks that I wear with a nice blouse or jacket or both. For casual wear, I usually wear slacks of some sort, sometimes jeans, but usually slacks.
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@norcal (3217)
• Nevada City, California
30 Nov 15
@IreneVincent I often find that I am the only woman in the room wearing a dress.
@cindiowens (3845)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
29 Nov 15
My fashion statement is blue jeans (cut-offs in the summer) or sweat pants (shorts), a tee shirt, and flip flops.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
There you go! Whatever makes you comfortable. Do you like to dress up for some occasions? What would you choose to wear, say...to a formal party?
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
29 Nov 15
@IreneVincent Actually, I am quite the introvert, and would not go to a formal party. I always dress casual, and don't own a dress. I have one skirt.
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• United States
30 Nov 15
@cindiowens I don't go to a lot of formal things anymore but I used to. And I have a closet full of sparkly jackets and dresses, etc. My granddaughter is trying to sell them on EBay. I told her she could keep the money. I don't need them anymore. I used to go Conferences for an Awards Night and we always dressed up in evening wear. But, I'm retired now so I don't need any of these clothes. Some would be considered "vintage" because I've had them for a long time. And sometimes women want "vintage" dresses for costume parties or something like that. I don't expect to sell them for a lot of money, but who knows what people will buy on EBay.
@marijuana (580)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
1 Dec 15
I just ordered a faux fur coat :) that's what i can afford .. I won't a afford a real one :) besides wearing a real fur would make you feel guilty knowing how many animals had to be killed for it :) anyways i am more of a jeans and T shirt and sneakers girl :) I can handle other outfits but only when necessary :D
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• United States
1 Dec 15
I have a faux fur coat too. They are fun to wear. I would never purchase a real fur coat even if I could afford it. I agree with you on that subject.
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov 15
Your post about fashion makes a lot of sense. I don't pay much attention to it but I'm sure it is important to the economy.
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• United States
30 Nov 15
Yes, I know a lot about fashion, having been involved in it for a lot of years, but it's mostly about getting women to buy new clothes every season. It's not really about "needing" to keep up with the trends.
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