Here we are back into September and this always seems like I am starting the New Year. Business ramps up and the fall trends are in the stores. The words “fashion” and “style” get tossed around a lot. How does fashion relate to style and how does style relate to fashion? Do you think they are one and the same? Let’s consider these 6 notes on fashion first.
Fashion Notes, 1-6
1. A prolific designer, Karl Lagerfeld, says, “Fashion is now and tomorrow. Who cares about the past? Fashion is something people are supposed to consume immediately.”
2. New fashion items come into stores daily. There is never a shortage of fashion.
3. Fashion is meant to expire and move off the store floors. That’s the rhythm of fashion. Marketing for new fashion seasons creates demand for your next purchases.
4. Some people love to be in the latest fashion colors, wear the “jacket” of the season, or own the “it” bag. This person may reinvent herself each season. That could be expensive to do. If this is you and you’re on a budget, consider shopping for some of your high fashion looks at lower prices at stores such as Zara and H&M.
5. The great thing about paying attention to fashion is that it refreshes your style eyes. Suddenly you’re seeing pearls all over the pages of magazines and you remember the pearls that are in your drawer that you aren’t wearing. It inspires you to pull out those items and enjoy them all over again.
6. Fashion has specific marketing cycles. It’s easy to get caught up chasing each fashion cycle and feeling like you need more, more, and more. Many stores are open day and night ready to lure you in for retail therapy, using shopping as a pastime, or filling needs other than clothing.
How do you relate? Do you go for fashion or style? My next blog will be about style.
I will be taking a first-hand look at the Fall Fashion Trends right at the heart of it all, in Milan Italy and then Capri. Please follow me on Facebook to see what I discover. You’ll find me on Twitter too!
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Until next time,