Many, many thanks to the lovely Wendy Brandes, fine jewelry designer, blogger and fabulous tweeter for including me in her newest Huffington Post Style piece about long-lasting fashion trends. The article focuses on fashion trends like peplum, skinny jeans and high low skirts and how they are here to stay! Several fashion bloggers, including this girl, are featured in a photo slideshow. Check out the full article here and excerpts from the article below.
Are you finally ready to try skinny jeans but wondering if the trend has already passed you by? After all, no less a wit than Oscar Wilde declared “Fashion is ephemeral. Art is eternal,”in an 1885 newspaper essay called “The Philosophy of Dress.” The famous dandy — who three years earlier was reported by a Charleston, S.C, paper to have worn a “mouse-colored velveteen shooting jacket” and a “salmon-colored silk neck handkerchief” — went on to say, “Indeed what is a fashion really? A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so absolutely unbearable that we have to alter it every six months!”
Red Godfrey, vice president of the fashion office at Nordstrom, says trends can last a particularly long time in certain categories, such as denim, where consumers take a while to adjust to new silhouettes and then want to stick with them. She thinks skinny jeans could have a 10-year run. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, says a great name for a style helps: “‘Skinny jean’ is genius from a marketing point of view — who wouldn’t want to look skinny?
Nordstrom’s Godfrey says that colored and then patterned pants have been a hot item for over two years. That means the simultaneous trend for monochromatic looks may become more appealing as a palette cleanser of sorts. In other words, for fall, black is the new black.
To get inspired about how to make some of the older trends look fresh, take a look at this slideshow of fashion bloggers wearing peplums, skinny jeans, wedge sneakers, boyfriend jeans, high/low hemlines (aka mullets), and oxford shoes.
Shirt: Forver 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Thanks again, Wendy! 🙂
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