Fashion Trends: Why do we follow them?
We all hear about the new fashion trends and we always wonder, why do some people follow these trends so strictly? It is true, sometimes the trends are what you should be wearing, but most of the time fashion trends are simple guidelines that should only help you decide what type of clothes to purchase next. Also, there have been periods during which the trends were simply scary and weird at the same time, dictating people to wear strange outfits that were neither good looking nor comfortable. So, why is it that some of us follow trends without even giving them a second thought?
If you take a look these days a what the fashion trends say you should wear, it all seems normal because the fashion industry and the people behind it realized that most of us are not going to wear feathers and wings on the street. However, it used to be a lot more difficult some time ago, when the fashion trends were only a bit short of outrageous. If you think about it, these trends have evolved together with other things in our lives. It started out as a very interesting phenomenon back in the 70's, when rock stars and other celebrities dictated the trends. Remember Madonna and her silly outfits? People used to wear similar clothes at the time, on the street and in day to day social situations. You wouldn't see people wearing that kind of outfit these days unless it is a carnival and they part of the show.
We follow fashion trends these days because they feel normal and because for many of us it is a lot easier to simply look for clothes online, get a feel o what they look like and go to the store and buy similar items. Basically you are getting a lot of help from the fashion trends and experts say that people will be more and more fashion aware in time. This is also why fashion trends should become and more normal, so to speak, with only some tweaks here and there to suite the season and maybe the new technologies implanted in the fashion industry. So, if you haven't been the type of person to follow fashion trends up until now, this is the time to start. You can at least take a look at what colors they are suggesting these months, maybe it helps you picking out the color of that dress you were thinking about.
The latest's Fashion trends change regularly, so if you plan on following them you need two very important things. One would be a lot of storage space and the other would be an important clothing and accessories budget. Because the year usually has four seasons, there are four periods during one year when you need to purchase at least one complete new outfit. Of course, fashion trends tend to return every now and then, so if you have last year's summer trend based outfits, they might make a return this year, helping you save some money.
No one is really able to tell you what the fashion trends are at any given moment because different designers have different opinions about what people should wear. Of course, there will always be a couple of designers that can agree with each other, but that doesn't mean that everyone else agrees as well. In any case, this is the moment when you should start following fashion trends as they are at their most normal period.
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