TREND TALK: FEELING RUFFLE-TASTIC - MYRIAD MUSINGS

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TREND TALK: FEELING RUFFLE-TASTIC

Ruffles have been a huge trend this year. Be it your pants, jeans, shirts or even jackets, it was spotted everywhere. As much as I adore this trend, I had a tough time scouting pieces that didn't look childish. I'll tell you... adulting is a hard job sometimes.....

Anyways, navigating your way around trends is not always a cake walk. Lot's of fitting room runs with bag full of clothes, store-hopping, sites-surfing and multiple online-order-returns later, there is one thing you reasonably make peace with. Over years, I've chalked out my own plan for navigating trends. I won't say the plan eliminates all the hassle, but undeniably minimizes your time and effort and surely maximizes your savings.

1) SHOP YOUR CLOSET FIRST- before jumping into shopping, do your research. Scour through your closet first. Trends tend to return every decade, so before heading out to your nearest store or hitting google search, shop your own closet. It could be a hit or a miss but is definitely FREE! You might already own something or a hand-me-down from your mom and her mom,  that speaks the language of the trend.

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2) GO SHOPPING WITH A PLAN- now you know what you already own or not own in your closet. Make a list of the pieces you will need to shop. Shopping over the weekend or on a holiday is a waste of your time. There will be long lines both at the counter and outside fitting rooms, and the store associates will be tied up too. They might not be in a situation to cater to your requests for sizes and in store orders. Also don't try to accomplish too much. Go with a focused mind and hit only the relevant stores. If are someone who needs a second opinion, bring a friend. STATUTORY WARNING:  never go shopping with our husband......need I explain this ????

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3) APLLY THE 3 OUTFIT RULE- before you commit to buying anything, put that piece through the 3 outfit test. Meaning, if you could think of 3 different outfits incorporating that potential trend item,  buy it, otherwise put it back on the store shelf. I've had a few impulsive shopping situations, result: I have worn them barely once coz I don't know how to repurpose them sartorially. 



4) NOT EVERY TREND IS FOR EVERYONE - don't feel disheartened, if you are unable to find anything worthy of bringing home. No offense to anyone, buy not every trend works on every body type or with every personality. For instance, the slip dress trend: it just didn't work for me. I tried so many dresses, but there was something always off. I guess it was my tummy area that came in the way of making slip dresses work for me. But I didn't give up, I tried and embraced another trend that worked for me.....HELLO RUFFLES !!!!

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I AM WEARING 

dress- J Crew , buy same on sale ( similar
jeans- Free People ( loving this style too )
heels- JC Penney ( love this mesh top option )
bag- Aldo shoes ( similar )

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SHOP MY OUTFIT 




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