3 Trends I Like, 3 Trends I Don’t

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I like classic pieces that I can re-wear for years. I try to skip some trends because it’s not economical for me to only wear something a season or two before donating it, but other times I think trends are a fun way to add some life to a classic wardrobe. Below are 3 current trends that I like, and 3 I’m skipping:

Trends I like:

  • Statement Earrings are definitely having a moment right now. While statement necklaces are still in style, you’ll see more larger scale earrings being sold and worn by brands across all styles. I really love this trend as I believe it has staying power and adds a lot of interest to my outfits. My statement earring collection has been growing and I’m enjoying this trend to the fullest!
  • Basket Bags have also been popping up over the past few years. I’ve been carrying a vintage basket bag for over 8 years, and now they’re available at many stores including Target. I think the texture and structure of basket bags are gorgeous and I’ll continue carrying my basket bag long after everyone else has moved on.
  • Silk Scarves are another trend that’s come to mainstream fashion as of late. I remember having to find silk scarves second hand in vintage shops and Etsy, and now they’re readily available at major retailers. They are so easy to wear in multiple ways, whether in your hair, around your neck, or around your purse. This is a trend I absolutely love!


Trends I Don’t Like:

  • Body Suits (adult onesies): These look good on people, and it’s super nice that the shirt stays tucked in. My reason for not liking these comes from being a new mom because all I can think about is how babies wear these things all the time. πŸ™‚ I understand why this trend is popular and I do agree it looks great, but it’s one that’s not for me. I also like the casual nature of a shirt being imperfectly tucked in and don’t mind having to smooth it out sometimes.
  • Athleisure: I am not against wearing workout clothes outside of working out, in fact, I run most of my errands when I’m coming from the gym. When people are putting on workout clothes because they’re comfortable with no intention of working out, it tells me their main wardrobe doesn’t have comfortable options for them.  More power to you if you like to wear athleisure, but if I’m putting on workout clothes I’m gonna work out.
  • Wide Leg Crop Jean: This is one I think can look good on certain people, but would not work on my frame. It’s something that’s fun to add to your wardrobe, but it’s seems too quick of a trend to invest in it. My advice is to buy a version from somewhere inexpensive so you don’t think twice in a few years when you aren’t wearing it anymore.

Are there any trends you like? How about ones you are skipping? Let me know in the comments!



6 Comments on 3 Trends I Like, 3 Trends I Don’t

  1. Kristen from Pugs & Pearls
    July 30, 2018 at 1:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Totally with you on the wide legged cropped jeans! They look absolutely awful on me!

    • thedressdecoded
      August 1, 2018 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

      I really don’t think it’s a trend that will last! I know the 90’s are back but some things should be left there. πŸ˜‰

  2. Joan Rich
    July 30, 2018 at 7:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Athleisure should not even be a word. Either you are working out or you aren’t.

    • thedressdecoded
      August 1, 2018 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

      Yes exactly!

  3. Rox-Anne
    August 2, 2018 at 8:39 am (5 years ago)

    I am so here for the silk scarf trend, I’ve been wearing them for years! Maybe it was my fascination with old Hollywood style but I just love them and I find them super functional. I mean, you can’t drive around in a convertible without one on your head!

    Trendy is something I try to avoid at all costs. Like you, I appreciate a wardrobe I can wear over and over without having to buy new items every season. I also steer clear of fast fashion stores (as much as I can anyway) because the quality just isn’t there.

    And adult onesie is the best way to describe it. Not gonna happen πŸ™‚ xx Rox-Anne

    • thedressdecoded
      August 3, 2018 at 10:41 am (5 years ago)

      “I mean, you can’t drive around in a convertible without one on your head! ” – love this! πŸ™‚

      So much of my closet is 5-10 years old and still worn year after year! I’m looking forward to continuing to take care of those pieces.


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