This month I've had fun researching the new
fashion seasons' trends for both the northern and southern
hemispheres. Find out how to
make best use of this information, even if you aren't a
"dedicated follower of fashion" (to quote the British band The
Kinks' 1966 song title).
Don't forget you can also let me know
your style thoughts or share
links to styles you like on my Style
Makeover HQ facebook page, or at the bottom of any trend
I'm pleased to announce the release of the new Men of Style
I've answered another great reader question
this month. Keep them coming!
month I promised you an update on progress of my ebook on discovering
your personal style. Well, we are making progress, but I'll tell you
more next month. We are looking for a few volunteers to provide reviews
or testimonials about the ebook in return for a copy of the ebook. So
do let me know if you're interested (reply to this email).
Enjoy this month's Style
Snippets. Until next month, all the best
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Using Trend Information
Some of you dismiss the idea of following
fashion trends, thinking it's too much bother, or only for teenagers.
There's certainly no need to be a
slave to fashion, or to adopt a current trend if it doesn't suit your
body shape or personality. However, it is important to be aware of the
main trends if you are going to keep looking contemporary. One of the
quickest ways to look older than you are is to keep wearing styles of a
That's the reason I create my trend watch
articles at the 2 main changes of fashion season: spring/summer and
Key elements to take note of are...
- Contemporary lengths of both tops and
- Current colors
- Garment silhouettes
- Accessories, especially eyeglasses and
For example, the midi length (around
mid-calf), has not been in fashion for a few years now. However, it is
just beginning to make a comeback in the upcoming Spring and Summer
To update your wardrobe assess your garments
against the current looks and see if the way you've been wearing them
is still contemporary. If not, see if you can make a garment
contemporary by wearing it in a different way, for example with a scarf
tied in a modern way or a new necklace, or simply by combining it with
different items in your current wardrobe. Or can you alter it to make
See my reports of the new season's