Fashion week has ended in New York and London, and now is Milan's turn.
Magazines historically --and most recently websites and blogs-- have worked for decades on convincing women that if you want to be in trendy and fashionable you should wear the latest designs. This creates the perpetual seasonal stress of understanding what's hot, and leads to the impulsive purchase of pieces that we will never wear again, don't match anything in our closet and simply are not us.
The way I suggest for looking at the latest trends and collections is to simply view them as a prediction of what will be in every store, and take advantage of the large availability of certain colors and styles that might be hard to find other times.
Let's say your signature color is cobalt blue but all you could find in the past couple of seasons was navy? Perfect, this is your chance to stock up!
Maybe you never liked skinny jeans and have been waiting all this time for the return of flare ones? Fantastic!
At the same time the fact that fringed leather jackets are in style it doesn't mean you need to buy one! But if it brings you back to the blissful days of your youth, then please go ahead!
In other words, once you have a clear idea of what colors and shape flatter your body and what your style is about, it becomes super easy to filter fashion trends and buy relevant and flattering new items that happen to be currently on trend, but that you will wear for the years to come because they are elements of YOUR style!