It’s only September and already I am sick of shearling. Controversial I know but true. I walked down Grafton Street yesterday evening on my way to dinner in Carluccio’s and I counted four different girls wearing shearling jackets. Let’s be clear; it was so warm I wasn’t wearing a jacket at all and yet some people are so fashion obsessed that they’re already working their new jackets despite the unseasonable weather.
It got me thinking about trends and more specifically trendwhoring! I think as I have gotten older I have a more clearly defined sense of my style and so am not inclined to adopt trends for the sake of it. Harem trousers, yes – am always a fan of any trousers. Mini skirts, no – I hate my legs. Platform boots, yes – I can walk for hours in them. Pointed kitten heels, no – I’m just not into that 50s lady vibe. I know what suits me and what I feel good in and so I’m not going to buy into trends that don’t fit in with my personality or the rest of my wardrobe.
The only shearling item I have been at all interested in are these boots from Topshop which haven’t yet landed in store but which I’m keeping an eye out for. They’re black so will fit in with my general colour scheme and I’m always a fan of keeping my tootsies warm in winter!
So what about you? Any trends that you will never buy into? Anything that’s a trend this season that sinks rather than floats your boat?