Old Navy dress; Target cardigan; Adidas sneakers; Rayban sunglasses; Kate Spade watch; Stella and Dot pendant necklace.
I like to follow trends. There, I said it. It makes me feel good to have something that is current and new and trendy in my closet (with reservations, of course!) Some things I can say yes to easily…a certain color, perhaps, or fit. It’s easy to get a pair of flared jeans, or grab an inexpensive choker at Forever 21. Sometimes the trends take more thought, if they are more expensive, or if I’m not sure they’ll fit into my lifestyle.
These sneakers were something I had to think about for awhile.
I mean, I pinned a zillion pictures of cute gals wearing them, I could SEE they were popular, especially when they show up on every blog. I even had a pair back in the 90’s (though they were pink-ish/red-ish suede, and I LOVED them.) Yet, I’m not really a sneaker girl. I wear them to workout, and that is it. I wasn’t sure that I would really wear them, you know? Would I grab my no fail fringe boots, instead of these? Would these be a purchase I regretted?
Needless to say, I stalked them for two months online, moving them in and out of carts multiple times.
(This is super important stuff to discuss, no?)
I FINALLY stopped waffling around and bought them for myself for Mother’s Day (we do that a lot, my husband and I. I order something and tell him and we are happy with the ease of gift giving around here!) I sized down as recommended (bought a size 7, I typically wear an 8 or 8.5 in shoes.) I love them! I will probably wear them more with dresses and skirts, as I like the mix of casual and dressy. I did wear them to work last week with a pair of grey skinny jeans, a white V-neck tee, and a grey cardigan. (Casual Friday, #holla!) I can see myself getting a lot of use out of them (perhaps with this black bodycon dress for a date night?!)
Tell me, do you like to follow trends? How do you decide what to invest in and what not to?