These day in all the fashion magazines and on all the fashion TV shows all you can hear about are the trends. People just can't get enough of them, because we truly are the consumer generation.
Trends are suppose to guide you when choosing something, not dictating it! That's all in theory, because all we seem to be doing is copying different looks we see, hear that they are the "it" thing and maybe even like (truly like, not just think we do). From this, to a uniform, it's only a step. You don't believe me? Just take a look around and you'll see: the mall uniform, the artist-type uniform and the club uniform (and I won't even mention the bank-workers...).
This is not normal, we are all losing our individuality! When was the last time you bought something just because you liked it and you know it was all about you, not just because it was the latest trend? Don't get me wrong, I love trends, I go crazy about them, but I always tray to have them with a twist.
In Romania, we have a saying: The coat makes the man. Meaning that you can now more about a person from what they are wearing. But it also works in revers...or it should.
A few days ago I was out looking at what's new in stores (by the way...nothing!). So I see this girl, trying and later buying a gorgeous dress, that looked fantastic on her. Great? There was only a problem: you couldn't see her anymore because the dress was taking all the attention, even if her body was helping a lot. So, in these case, the dress really made the girl, the dress became #1 and made it all!
So why not take a week, maybe even a moth, off from fashion media and try discovering yourself. Find out what looks good on you as an individual, not as a character in a fashion show. You have your own story that need to be shared!
And please!!! STOP WITH THE LOOK-ALIKES!!!