My Biggest Fashion Regret // 10.26.17

 

If there’s one thing I would go back and change since the beginning of my blog, it would be this:

 

Buying trendy clothes. For example: gingham and ruffles, two of the biggest trends this summer. Now that’s it’s a new season, I’ve seen a noticeable decline in stores that are offering them and people who are wearing them. Unfortunately, I got sucked into buying them (as you can see on my blog). Many of the pieces I’m talking about, I quite honestly bought to be featured in a photo because they can make a statement and are commonly the center of an outfit. But how many ways can you really style those pieces? And what happens after they’re not what’s “in” anymore’?

Don’t get me wrong; I love a good trendy piece as much as the next girl, and might splurge on one of those if I really love it. I’m not saying I won’t wear a piece because it’s not “trendy” anymore. I’m also not saying my closet will only be filled with white t-shirts and jeans. However, I am saying that whenever I go shopping now, I’m going to be more cautious of what I buy. I’ve found that thinking to myself, “Will I still be wearing this a year from now?” has helped me buy pieces that can be paired a hundred different ways. In no way does that make you “basic”.

 

 

In the outfit featured, all the pieces I’m wearing are relatively simple. I’ve probably had the cardigan for a year and it’s literally pilling everywhere and has a hole in the back. Regardless, I still wear it frequently because it doesn’t really matter to me and it goes with basically anything. Obviously, the boots aren’t your basic black boots, but I’ve still worn them countless times. Because so many of the pieces in my closet are neutral colored, I find that I can pair these with almost any outfit and it will add that extra edge. I’ve worn the skirt through the spring, summer, and now fall, and just recently thrifted the satin white button-up that I know I will always be reaching for. The point is, I happened to choose to style these items together today, but each piece individually can be styled on their own with so many other outfit combinations.

I wish I realized this earlier before I dished out a bunch of money on pieces that I’ll only wear a few times, at most. What’s your biggest fashion regret? Let me know below.

I’ve included direct links to the items that are still in stock from this outfit, as well as similar pieces to the ones that aren’t!

β™‘ Jaime

  • I think in the exact way! I love trends, but I have to make sure that the trendy piece i?m buying is something that I’ll like to wear in a year or so! xx

    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    • Yes exactly! Unfortunately sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into them though!

  • Whitney V

    I’m totally with you on the trends aspect, especially if it’s an investment piece, I would always rather go for the classic pieces, loving your pics babe!

    Love from London,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

    • Yes!! I’m trying to build my closet around classics that are timeless and worth my money! Thanks so much for your comment Whitney!

  • You just have to be yourself, nothing is better just expressing what you really love. You are beautiful and you have such a great character. Stay pretty and keep on blogging.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • That denim mini skirt is so awesome, I am in love!
    xx Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  • Kara Aragon

    Love your casual look. The skirt is so versatile!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Thanks Kara! Can’t go wrong with a denim skirt πŸ™‚

  • Abigail A

    I would always want to get into the fashion trends but whenever I would actually think about buying whatever pieces that were “in” they would’ve died down haha! Love the outfit, especially the boots!!

    aby | http://venusaby.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Yes!! That happens to me too – haha thanks for your comment Aby! x

  • Sonia Makosso

    Not all trends are worth following unfortunately but I think ruffles will come back in couple months, I personally own only one piece πŸ™‚
    ps: I loveeeeeee your booties in this outfit, so stylish
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

    • So true, and I hope you’re right because I have so much of it haha! Thanks so much, Sonia β™‘

  • Out on Catwalk

    Luckily I did not give in and buy ruffles or gingham! LOL! I really like this casual yet chic look! You look really pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xx
    Shivangi
    http://www.outoncatwalk.com

    • Wish I could say the same as you girl! And thank you so much β™‘

  • I never really into trendy pcs, but things I bought in the past become trendy years later … tehehe….
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