Today’s post might be a tad bit controversial and I’m going to start by saying that this is in no way an attack on anyone who have jumped in and worn these trends. It’s more about me just not getting it and finding that they just aren’t for me. But having said that, who knows, I might change my mind. You know, much like the puffer vest that I finally embraced last year and now am an avid wearer, thanks to being a “sideline mum“. Or like the white jeans I had avoided wearing for so long… actually scratch that, it’s more like white anything but hello, decided to take the plunge and actually found that it was pretty flattering on me. So, you never know I might just take a walk on the wild side and embrace these trends I’ve so far avoided.
I guess I’m not a certified fashion blogger because I wear my coats the way it was designed to be worn – with my arms through the sleeves. I’ve seen some in real life who do it stylishly well, but me? I think I’d end up looking like a bloody wanker. I just found the idea of having it draped on my shoulders a tad silly, like why bother if it’s only going to keep your shoulders warm. And each time I see someone who does wear it that way, I always feel like softly pushing the coat off their shoulders. You know, like whenever you see teenagers with their pants so low you can see their underwear and you feel like just pulling their pants down altogether? Or maybe that’s just me? Hmmm….
Having said that, yesterday I wore my trench coat over my blanket jacket and dress that I wore to the Miss Universe event. I have to admit that it did feel a little snug around the sleeves with the already pretty thick jacket on the inside. It was quite tempting to do the “wear your coat on your shoulders” thing but, it just wasn’t me.
^Bohemian Traders Distressed Skinny Jeans rrp$99.00
^Distressed jeans were like the MEGA trend that seemed to swoop in late last year and yet I have not had the inclination to embrace it. I mean OK I sort of did try with an old pair of jeans I had. I got Miss 13 to “distress” it for me. Thank you YouTube videos for all those tutorials. But I found it weird. I felt like a vagrant with torn and distressed things on my jeans!
I’ve seen some go overboard with their distressing and others wearing it rather well. Check out Sonia who wears her distressed jeans really well and look hot in them too. Damn it!
I still cannot bring myself to do it though. No offence to those who do wear distressed jeans but again, it’s just not me. Tried it and felt just not quite right. I guess it’s also all about confidence. Also, I just cannot bring myself to purchase jeans that have already been distressed. It’s like… I don’t know, why are we paying for something that is already torn and tattered? Again, it’s just my mentality I guess. But I do know it is pretty hard work to create a nice distressed look. Miss 13 took quite a long time to create a meticulously ripped effect on mine.
This one, well, I have to admit, this is one that is growing on me because if you get the right pair it does end up looking pretty good. Ok, confession, I actually bought ^a pair from Bonds and they were really comfortable. The thing that scared me was the fear of making my bottom look wider than it really is.
Plus I’m not very tall so it could make me look even shorter too. Bohemian Traders have got ^one I’ve got my eye on since they launched the winter range, but I’m still hesitant to make that investment. Wishing I had longer legs to be able to carry off these pants confidently right now. Check out Bev from Iris May Style and Barbe from Fashionista in Suburbia rocking their drop crotch pants. I’ve been admiring these ladies and their effortless styles. When I grow up, I so want to be them! So stylish!
So far that’s just 3 trends I’ve avoided, tried but just didn’t gel with me and one of them I’m beginning to feel comfortable in. Tell me, do you do these trends well? Are you just like me and just don’t get it? Would love to hear what you think!
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