When it comes to trends, the best word I can use to describe them is illusive. I mean, you never know what’s going to be the next “it” item in fashion, and it seems just as soon as it is here, it’s gone.
As someone who loves trying out new trends (well, trying some, mocking others; it’s about a 50/50 split), but hates spending money, I often find myself in a pickle. Do I spend what I consider too much money on a super popular item and hope the look sticks around? Or do I stick with the classics and know that I’ll be wearing those season to season. Honestly, 99% of the time, I tend towards option B.
Luckily, I am finding that I no longer have to make that choice. As fashion becomes a more mainstream obsession, it seems like the more budget-friendly stores are doing their best to get versions of the more trendy items on the shelves earlier and earlier. So rather than waiting for big sales, I can actually experiment with new styles without blowing serious money. For example, this outfit here? Every item is from Target and each cost me under $35 dollars (the Who What Wear boyfriend jeans were the big splurge at $35, and totally worth every penny). So I get to look fashionable as hell and still afford to feed myself, total win/win!
So whether you want to stick with the classics or embrace the next big craze, just make sure you aren’t limiting yourself to the more “fashion-forward” stores. And know that when we run into each other out in the real world (after I compliment your super cute look, of course) I will absolutely brag about how little I paid for these shoes. Because trends may come and go, but debt is forever, and we’re much too smart for that nonsense.