As seasons come and go, I realize how fast we jump from one trend to another, creating what you could say is an unsteady relationship. The relationship you create with trends is temporary. As a fashionista you must understand that you will not get obsessed with a specific piece in your closet, unless its something crazy like Chanel. In my case, seasons will change, making it inevitable for my wardrobe to evolve. Change is a good thing and, in this case, your favorite pieces are only taking a nap in storage for a few seasons. They will be back in your closet in what seems like no time, snuggled right next to the new trends you're obsessing over.
Part of my yearly routine is to switch my wardrobe two, maybe three, times for the upcoming season. As a New Englander, the main character in this equation is the weather. Changing my closet around is a process, I might grab a bottle or two of wine at the store and definitely call a friend to be part of the annual routine. You can't be seen wearing a mini skirt in the dead of winter, or a parka in the sweltering summer sun.
Trends just like people come and go.
Some might be easier to let go of. While others you want to hold on tight. But in the end when they leave you, you must know they are replaceable. It doesn’t mean that they weren’t key in some stages of your life (wardrobe) or that they can’t last a lifetime; most certainly, if they are valuable (worthy) enough you might be lucky to call them yours forever. And when they aren't meant to last a lifetime just remember no hard feelings, they just weren't meant to be part of your next season.
Until my next topic...
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Photography by: Kasey Steward