5 Things You Should Know Before Buying the Latest Fashion Trend

Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio wardrobe stylist, Ashley Kahn

Trending. Trend watch. Trends Fall 2015. Trend. The word produces many mixed emotions for me. Fashion trends, of course, are exciting. They keep things fun, fresh and prevent style from becoming boring and predictable. I mean, heck, it's literally my job to know all the latest styling tricks and trends so that I can keep my clients up to date and looking smart. On the other hand, trends can also give me feelings of doubt & apprehension, conjuring up ideas in my mind of flighty fashion that's here today, gone tomorrow. A piece of clothing that after a season, will be hanging in my closet, never to be worn again. Wasted money, closet space, and maybe even a wasted family photo (See me to the right documented for eternity in a picture with my grandpa, metallic pants, and a camel toe.)

That being said, here are 5 things to think about before buying the next latest fashion find.

1. Choose your trend pieces sparingly.

It's not necessary to own every single new trend handbag, shoe, or clothing piece. Pick your very favorites, and incorporate them into your existing wardrobe basics. Adding in a new handbag, shoe, accessory, or a layering piece is one of the easiest ways to sport an updated look. Being choosy with trends is not only more cost efficient for the short & long term, but also wearing a bunch of trendy pieces together all in one outfit could possibly come off looking silly, cheap, or like you might be trying a bit too hard.