Have you ever considered the possibility that you don't have to follow fashion trends to look and feel good? We're here to tell you that it's absolutely possible! You don't have to wear what everyone else is wearing. You can spend your money on outfits you like and feel comfortable in. You can choose not to spend money on clothes at all if you don't need them. It's okay to be different. If everyone dressed the same way, this world would be a boring place.
Here at Coral Doe, we believe in timeless fashion - you shouldn't have to buy new clothes every month just to be able to fit in according to the latest fashion trends. You should be able to buy an item once and wear it as many times as you like, whether other people like it or not.
You're allowed to wear whatever you want, whether it's in fashion or not. Here's why.
1) Fashion trends take the you away from your look
Fashion and clothes are supposed to allow you to express yourself. But following fashion trends goes against that whole concept. Wear things that make you feel good. If you like quirky earrings, wear them! Your clothes and your style are supposed to represent your personality. Don't be afraid to show the world that you're different!
2) Fashion trends never last
Trends change faster than you can say 'I want this pair of jeans'. You might be wearing something totally normal and acceptable today and be on the receiving end of bewildered stares tomorrow. Fashion trends are about as reliable as a coffee mug on a motorbike. So just do your own thing!
3) You can save a lot of money
Instead of buying expensive items that are trending, why not spend your money on stuff that you like?
4) Trends probably don't make you happy
And you should be investing in things that make you happy! If you wear clothes that make you happy, you'll feel good, which will automatically make you look good.
5) The same fashion trends can't be for everyone
Maybe you prefer loose and comfortable clothes. Maybe you like clothes that are shorter or longer than the ones currently trending. Maybe you want to show more skin or you don't like showing too much skin. All fashion trends are not suitable for everyone. The baggy blouse that's trending may not look flattering on you. The cropped tops that everyone seems to be wearing may be uncomfortable for you. The loose pants that your friends love may not be your thing. If you're not comfortable wearing something - physically and mentally - then you're better off not wearing it at all!
6) You shouldn't have to wear the right clothes to fit in
Remember back in high school, everyone would try so hard to fit in... but everyone looked the same, wore the same clothes and talked the same way. Well, we're not in high school anymore! And even if you're still in high school, you shouldn't have to change who you are so other people can accept you. In fact you're more likely to find good friends if you're comfortable in your own skin - and clothes play a big part in how you feel about yourself.
So next time you're buying new clothes, just remember that there's nothing wrong with investing in something that makes you feel good rather than robotically following fashion trends. There's nothing wrong with following fashion trends either, but only do so if you want to and not because of peer pressure. Just wear what you want and prioritize your own style over fashion trends.
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