What option do you have if you like the latest fashion trend but it does not suit your particular body type? Don’t despair for you can wear the trend on your shoes, bag, belt or in your jewellery. In fact, a trend can be successfully worn in any form of clothing accessory you can think of and it’s a great way to wear a trend without the risk of over committing yourself. As a general rule where fashion trends are concerned: you don’t want to spend the same amount of time and money on a trend as you would on a classic investment buy because trends are transient and it is easy to get bored with them. On the other hand, you don’t want to look cheap either and accessorising with trends is a great way to stay in fashion without spending a lot and committing yourself to what is most likely to be a short-lived look.
If you fancy a bit of hardware but don’t want to spend a small fortune on a heavily studded leather mini because Rock Chic doesn’t fit with the rest of your wardrobe, then a black leather bag with chains or studs attached will to the job equally well. The same goes for hard-to-wear fabrics like lace and sheers. Accessories are highly detailed and sophisticated these days and you can find all manner of incarnations of trends. Some accessories can also fall into more than one category of trend, making them more versatile and longer-lived. Wooden bangles are a good example of this as they fit into the both the ethnic and natural trend categories, and, when many are worn together, the trend for wearing lots of bangles on the arms.
Fashion trends in the form of accessories can also be longer lived than clothing because they are smaller and less in-your-face than a full on garment. Because accessories transition better, you can go on wearing them long after the sell-by date of the actual trend and no one will notice. You are also less likely to get bored with an accessory trend because it is likely you won’t be using the same accessories day in and day out. You can swop your bags, belts and shoes around and be surprised at how fresh they make an outfit look.