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Love It/Don’t Love It: Fashion

We all have our own tastes in clothes. We all have our own look that expresses who we are. Some of us are fashionistas and can go with anything setting trends bring at us. But some of us may stop at certain looks while wearing something like a boss when it’s hot. This is a Love It/Don’t Love It list simply of my own point of view.

Growing up I wasn’t always concerned about fashion. I did at one point want to be a designer. Then after moving I decided not to. I don’t recall what made me want to be one anyway. I went through a list of things I wanted to be. I have interest in many subjects. Mostly I wanted to be an archaeologist. I still wish I could but alas I now write about Avon, makeup, and a bit of fashion. While working to becoming a dietician/personal trainer for the disabled/elderly/both. Still, I keep a bit up on fashion. I am no fashionista. When it comes to fashion I go for function first then fashion.

Today’s post is going to cover some trends that will be around this Fall 2019. But the first thing that came to mind when writing about fashions I like or don’t like, Uggs came to mind right off the bat. Why? Because I never understood them. They are purely for show and couldn’t hold up in very cold climates unless they were very well made for such temperatures. Still, let’s start with trends that will be popular or at least more noticeable this fall.

Love It

Dusty Orange/Dusty Pink

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This may shock you but even though I don’t wear a whole lot of either orange or pink, it’s not to say there’s a shade I will like and might incorporate into my look somehow. Dusty orange and dusty pink will be a few of the popular colors this fall. And honestly, I am just happy they aren’t as in your face as the more solid variants of either color. Given my skin tone, most of the time it doesn’t look good. But in small amount’s I’m fine with it. I do better with darker colors. And yet I can tan very dark and still prefer dark colors. I do where bright colors. Like maybe a green or purple. Though with dusty colors being on trend, I’ll be happy to sport them. They don’t hurt my eyes either. Also, both can be worn by most skin tones.

Florals

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Now, not everyone does florals. I in fact didn’t care for them for the longest time. They have grown on me. If done in a manner that isn’t gaudy, they can be rather nice to wear. It’s not just a pattern for furniture. You may want to take a look around to see what suits you. Maybe small blue floral print with a white background. Big floral print with a black background. Or perhaps the more thought of meshed together like you see in furniture. There’s a few different kinds of floral prints. Don’t knock it until you find something you like and wear it like a confident person you are.

Crochet

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Before you say anything, yes, many think of chunky sweater when they hear crochet. Stop right there. I happen to crochet and there are a lot of very gorgeous shirts and dresses that are crochet. If you like chunky then go chunky. If you want it more breathable, go that way too. Crochet is a time-old way of dressing. You don’t need to look like you are wearing am afghan, okay? There are amazing patterns and stitches that can create a crochet shirt or dress into something not so granny looking. I used to own a crocheted ugly sweater. I wish I still had it. But there’s more than just that image you get in your head hearing crochet.

Scarf/Fine Print

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For those of you not familiar with the description, scarf print and fine print are much more delicate in detail. Some can look a bit much and others are down right nice and it’s not just when wearing a scarf. You can take the look to larger pieces like a dress or shirt. I find that much of the fall trends lean to a mature + cozy look. And I like that. That’s what fall feels like to me anyway. When I was younger I thought these types of prints were reserved for women roughly in their 50’s or some sort of elegant heiress. Now, being near 40, I don’t mind the prints and like to get them in skirts.

Hair Accessories

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This fall, a fashion trend that will be all around us will not be found in clothes but in the hair. while I can only manage to get away with a few items in my hair, using many doesn’t seem to suit me like those who can pull of some crazy beautiful designs with bobby pins. I also heard big hair accessories will be popular as well. Again, while I can’t pull it off, I love seeing how great others look with hair accessories.

Don’t Love It

Coral and Neon

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I like coral just not in clothes. I can’t get past it. Something about it hurts my eyes. My beloved grandmother (RIP) would stand up for the color. It was want of the colors, along with salmon, that she liked. She used it in all of her crafts. That was fine. I just never liked it in clothes. Maybe it’s because colors like that don’t go with my skin tone. And neon I swear makes my eyes melt. But it is great for making cars stop when you need to cross the street. I do have a bright pink work out shirt. One day while walking down town, I had taken my sweater off because it had gotten warm suddenly. Up until that point it seems drivers didn’t see me. BAM! Hey, look. I’m wearing neon pink. Oh, you’re going to stop now and notice I need to cross? About time. But I still don’t care for neon colors. Since child hood I would avoid them. If you like it, that’s fine. But bees seem to also like me in neon. No thank you.

Western Trends

I am probably going to get grief for this. And given I grew up in the Rockies you think I wouldn’t mind so much. I don’t. But there is some really tacky ways of wearing western wear. Take for example this kid I knew in middle school. All out cowboy in his own right. He did raise horses. But for the love of Mike he had this shirt that was turquois and in western fashion that I did not like. Besides his pants and boots and hat, I hated that shirt. And the belts! Why with belts? If this is going to be a fall trend please don’t make it in bright colors. I feel like it’s a scene from Back to the Future. Pink western wear? I can see why it would look odd. Now if you like it, by all means. I’m sure you can pull it off. I like the more traditional look. Plain colors and simple attire. But most of the time people just add fringe, yes fringe is still big, and call it western. No. not all western wear is fringe. I know I will get so much grief for this because I know a lot of people, mostly ladies, who wear western wear with a pink or purple. Or blue. And they do just fine. But now it’s like snake boots with an otherwise street style. Can I ask why? I think I suddenly need to watch The Cowboy Way again. Or maybe Monte Walsh. Now Tom Selleck can really pull of western wear. I admit I find that man attractive. But he’s twice my age! Older than my dad even. Even off set he has this way of incorporating a western look without using colors I prefer not to see in western wear.

Wild Prints

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Again, I know I will get flack for this. I don’t like wild prints. I can’t begin to express how odd it looks. I can’t find much a way to see it in a trendy way. Even with a pair of wild print jeans I bought my daughter because finding pants that fit her and her colostomy bag is very hard considering she’s growing and the waist is the biggest issues, I still try to not have her wear them. I find wild prints hard tp pair with any other print. Maybe a solid color. But I know people have mixed them before. It just looks cluttered that way. I known not everyone will agree, and that’s fine. I think the closest thing I ever wore was wild print undies. But no one saw those so I am fine with them. But like with the bra, well you think large sizes are hard to find, so are small ones. Sometimes I end up with a print I don’t like but I just need some under garments.

The 70’s

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Now, I was raised with a lot of 1970’s surrounding me and then it went into the 80’s. I wasn’t born in the 70’s but my brother was. Luckily we never had to wear anything that resembled the 70’s. I have seen some tastefully done looks but I still wouldn’t wear it. Maybe except for bouffants. I like those. That’s hair so it’s not clothes. One time when I was maybe 10 I was reading a kids magazine. I don’t remember which and I saw this ad, no I don’t remember which, and it had a kid in full 70’s attire. The first thing I noticed was the bell bottoms. I don’t mind flares. But bell bottoms just shorten legs. Unless you want to look short, then I guess that’s fine. But I just never liked anything about 70’s clothes. Though when I was young some people still wore it and it had it’s surge in being brought back for a short time in the 90’s. I guess If I was sent back in time I would have a hard time trying to fit in. But I could go for anything from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Sorry Mom and Dad.

So, that is my list. Love or don’t love it, it’s all about individuality. You love what I don’t that’s fine or maybe the other way around. That’s fine too. What are some trends in fashion now, then, upcoming that you either love or don’t love?

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