Fads and Trends are two concepts that are as old as man, but have been wrongly used interchangeably by people. Which would you rather stick to, fad or trend? Well, you’re in luck because my task is to spate both for you.
I remember, a not so distant past when we were all crazy about bandanas, boot-cut jean trousers, the divers’ shoes etc. Well, they are all gone now and when anybody is seen rocking them, we think them odd.
That’s exactly what fads are; short term fanaticisms. They are exiting and electric but they burn out as fast as they come.
Trends however have staying power. It might start out as a fad, but eventually it stays. A trendy piece is that little black dress you bought reluctantly that serves many purposes.
Those fashion statements that never fade away. Let’s take a look at some years back craze for jeggings. Everybody, including those with yam tubers for legs joined in the craze and made them the bane of their wardrobes. So, what happened when the popularity reduced?
There was also the fad of colour blocking. People filled their wardrobes with all shades of electric colours. Is that still in vogue? A lot of faddy moments in fashion have come and gone.
The wise thing to do always is to invest in something that has got staying power. I’m not saying it’s wrong to experiment, but I just don’t know if you want to spend the rest of your life looking like a rainbow or what particular way. What happens when the fad wears out?
Why not wisely invest in a blazer or the fancy jackets that seem to always be on the block. They could be paired with jean trousers, pants, skirts, and even dresses.
Currently, there are fads, such as the Disco Collar, Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet, Gypsy Crochet Midi Dress, Plain and Pattern Ankara, Ankara Long Gown, Ankara Styles Gown, and many more. Not all will last, some will eventually fade out.
This is what you should really do in fashion; be a trend-setter and not a fad follower. Calm down; take a good look at what is supposedly in vogue before you take a plunge into your hard earned money. You don’t have to look like everybody else to look good.
Fad inspired wears are also ridiculously expensive and outrageously priced. This isn’t because of the quality but rather the social value is what’s being exploited.
Do not be duped and conned by fads posing as trends. Make your wardrobe a delight that reflects your taste, personality, eccentricities, and of course, your purse.
Do not be forced into wearing clothes that you ordinarily wouldn’t take a second look at. Be your own person and create your looks.