Myth-buster: Cladwell doesn't think that "trend" is a dirty word. Contrary to common opinion, having a capsule wardrobe doesn't mean you have to reject every seasonal styling suggestion.
What we fight against is the endless cycle of consumerism and insecurity that trends can create in the lives of consumers: i.e. when you feel like less valuable of a person because you don't own a stupid pair of joggers. That incenses us. That's what we're all about fighting. But the joggers specifically? Nah. They're pretty sweet. Also, when wearing sweatpants to work is socially acceptable, go for it.
So, how do we deal with trends? Simple:
If you love it, wear it.
This simple line will save you from countless trendy impulse buys you'll surely never wear again. It also means that if you love the way a new style looks, then wear it. Own it. And as Taylor in all her wisdom says, the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate...
Trends become a menace when we follow each one, on a monthly (even weekly!) shopping cycle, because we're not thinking about what we love, but what we are being told to love. Well, heck with that. "If you love it, wear it" is the new watch phrase of the trends for us. And here are the three trends we're wearing to the office and loving this Spring. Some of these have been a part of our style for years, others are new. And if you love them too, then here are 3 different styles and a quick pro-tip for each:
Pro-tip: If you're new to joggers but want to maximize your jogger interchangeability, slowly pull them out of the athleisure category by styling them with a new piece every time you wear them: ie a jean jacket, non-athletic shoes, a necklace...and so on.
2. The Half-Tuck
Pro-tip: The half tuck is perfect for your high waisted jeans or a high waisted skirt. The key here is to remember that it will never feel perfectly tucked to YOU. To everyone else, you're rocking it. Just grab the front portion of the top, tuck, and head out the door as fast as you can. (Need a little more tuck security? Try tucking in an equal portion of the back of the shirt as well).
3. Bandanas (neck scarves? neckerchiefs?)
Pro-tip: Just do it. Wear it. Seriously. You do not look like a flight attendant, an adventurer on a safari, or a boy scout. If you love this look, wear the bandana or whatever you wanna call it. Cause it's darling.
What looks are you loving and owning this Spring? Post a pick on Instagram, tagging @cladwellapp and using the hashtags #TakeTheTime, #ootd, #wiwt.