TREND! That one syllable which gives me anxiety and excitement- All at the same time. Only because they keep changing faster than my account balance can handle, Sigh!
My situation goes something like this (Maybe most of you can empathize/ relate) allowance from home and a few extra bucks from freelancing but never-ending choices of apparels tempting you to prioritize a pair of ripped jeans over much needed obligations.
Anyway steering this blog post away from my personal misery, Fall is here and investing in winter apparels can be a tad expensive with high chances of redundancy (Come next fall)- Because, fast fashion!
Here is a solution that sort of worked for me over the years as my affection for fashion and lifestyle continues to grow vehemently. “Don’t stick to fast fashion when it comes to winter wear” eg: An embroidered denim jacket vs a regular denim jacket. The former may be redundant after few trend cycle but the latter will always remain a timeless classic. Having said that if you are a fashion aficionado trends are everything, so rephrased advice ” Get your basics right first then jump the trend bandwagon” – Build your wardrobe with classic pieces as your foundation.
Rather type ” Double breasted blazer” as your keyword while scouring Indian shopping sites- Thank me later ;). They suit most body types, and gives a good structure to the upper body too.
What I really love about pea coats has to be the fact that they go well with every outfit you could possibly imagine (Obviously comfortable and warm too)- Dress it up or Dress it down, they just blend in with the whole look.
Since we are talking about timeless pieces with versatility, Military green, grey, black, navy and brown would be the right shade. Keep the details as minimal as possible, exception for buttons- feel free to go crazy! You could even try your hands on creativity by swapping them-Maybe under the assistance of your mum or someone who is a needle work Jedi ;).
Denim jackets has to be one of the biggest highlight of this year’s trend- Embroidered, Pastels, Beat up, Slogans. You name it and the manufacturers have done it all. But only few will sustain or in fact none,come next season- Owing to fast fashion!
Nevertheless, Denim jackets are classics and owning a pair ( in classic shade) before you decide to join the denim orgy ;)will be a wise investment for years to come. And if I may please? Here are some references
Light washed denim is undoubtedly a classic but finding them undisturbed by embroidery etc at this time can be tedious, so dark grey or black or stone washed will definitely be a good alternative. DISCLAIMER: Don’t go for heavily stitched or denim with contrasting thread work.
Owning same apparels in different shades is often considered “Faux Pas” by most fashion enthusiasts. But then again there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to fashion- You’ve the luxury to set your own standards.
And in my case Fashion exceptions revolve around, Knit wear, basic tshirts and bombers- Because they never get redundant!
Whether you are a hard core fashion fanatic or someone who wears clothes like any social being? I believe we all own bombers. And I am guessing they are in dark shades.
Incase you are planning to invest in another piece, I urge you to try in Camel, or a color blocked ( obviously with a hint of neutral shade- olive green, brown etc)
Hope this post helps you to foresee your investment in clothing pieces that will sustain every trend cycle and also help you to save some money this fall.