3 Fake Myths of Fashion – Spring-Summer 2012
Sometimes, fashion is contradictory and, actually, it’s very common to find “trendy” styles that are a real contradiction one in front of the other, even if they are thought for the same season. One day the fashion trends tell us that we should wear what yesterday was an awful thing and the next day a new trend suddenly emerges as a “must-have” but, three months later, it will be called “outdated”. All that is horrible for fashion victims who are trapped by a crazy vicious circle of “buying –> storing –> throwing away –> buying again…“.
For that reason, not being a fashion victim is something that you should be proud of, because you can find smarter ways to invest your money instead of wasting a little fortune on clothes every week. And, if you are totally apathetic toward following fashion trends, congratulations! (but, why are you reading a fashion blog?)… But, seriously, are you a fashion hater or fashion lover? Moreover, can we divide people into fashion lovers and fashion haters?… And by the way, is there a sort of conspiration where a group of big brothers from the fashion corporations -usually with unknown name- foresee and decide how people should look? Are fashion victims only useful fools to set trends of an industry that just wants more and more money? Who decides what is old-fashion and what is trendy anyway?
Unfortunately, we don’t have all the answers. But, at least, we can help to debunk some fashion myths for the Spring-Summer 2012 season Let’s start.
Myth 1: Flowers cannot be mixed
Wearing big (or huge) flower prints always has been considered -at least- a risky thing, and many people think that that’s something typical of old women who spend their retirement money on cruises in the Caribbean and Summer voyages “on the Med“, or crazy women who love Agatha Christie, or Queen Elizabeth wannabes, or grandmothers who like to bake cookies.
But in fact, this Spring-Summer 2012 season, you won’t be trendy enough if you don’t combine different types of flowers in a look: Big, very big, extremely big flowers… put them all together, combined, from the head to the feet.
Myth 2: Fluorescent (Neon) Colors are Overly Gaudy
In the 1990s, wearing a fluor look was like a way of saying, “Hey, I’m over here! and Ice, ice baby is my liffe motto”… At that time, MC Hammer was the star who many people wanted to see in a concert, and Smiley was an icon even more important than Top Gun with Tom Cruise. Yeah, definitely people had no sense of good fashion in 1990s, right? Well, think again. Currently, as by magic, this season we are seeing a new change of paradigm in the fashion industry: If you don’t have at least a fluorescent item in your wardrobe, then your wardrobe is not IT and you are not “IT”. Here we have some few links for you with recommendations about neon / flurorescent colors for Spring-Summer 2012:
- Spring 2012 Handbag Trend: Neon Brights
- Neon colors for Spring 2012
- The bright spot in spring fashion might come from the bottom
Pleated Skirts Make you Look fat
Unexplainable! Before: If your hips are more than 35in, then don’t wear a pleated skirt, young lady. Never. No way.
Now: If you don’t have a pleated skirt in your wardrobe, then you are not trendy… booo. Let it be known that we have already told you about this in our past article on 10 Trends for the Spring 2012 season.
Myth 3: Seeing glasses? That is not for a Stylish Lady, Right?
Before, when a doctor told you that you had to wear glasses all the time… well, that was a horror story! That was a sad situation and you become a teeth gnashers unhappy with awful nightmares! Nightmares with classmates laughing of you, or your boyfriend shaking his head in bewilderment, or the whole school watching while you were in the middle, crying and wearing your steamed-up and nerdy glasses that not even Steve Urkel could use. (Ok… maybe we are exaggerating a little bit).
But that’s not the case now… times change… of course. And now, if you don’t have a look with a small nerd or “geek” touch, then you are not popular (wow, times have really changed). That’s the way life is, that’s the way fashion is.
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