Wow, that next Easter came quick. It feels like just yesterday I was getting all gussied up for a fun day of celebrations and food.
I was doing some thinking about this post, and I decided that instead of playing the safe card and putting on a pretty dress that would ultimately be the center of the post, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to make a statement. Mainly about the passage of time. Time goes by so fast, and I know that most are aware of that concept. It seems like you blink, and bam! There go two years. Then you're sitting and wondering, where the heck did all that time go though? It's a crazy concept to wrap my head around; and since we don't have a time machine, we have to really think about what we're doing in the moment and ingrain it into our memories so that we don't feel as sad recalling past memories and the fact that they'll never come back to us. You can always recreate the experience but never the memory. People tend to get that mixed up, a lot.
So what does this have to do with fashion? A lot. Well, back in the late 90s and early 2000s, where all the rage was on consumerism. People back then tended to be so hooked on the trends and famous brands and looking to the next thing that they didn't ever look back and appreciate the trends that once used to be cool. It was so important to look just like the people in the latest magazines that wearing something from only just a couple months ago was considered a horrific crime.
Today, we do a much better job of... not doing that. We actually appreciate bringing back old trends, because that pays homage to he or she who created it. (And who ever said that the old trend wasn't cute anymore?) And sometimes, there really isn't a distinct line between "new" and "old" because some trends, like bucket bags, have never stopped being worn. By keeping trends constantly in rotation, more people can experiment with different trends, and combine one trend with another to create something is totally new and different. Creating that difference is a way of making new pathways with different trends; and by giving those trends the flexibility to do that, it creates a great deal of unique dressing and thinking. I think it's a perfect way to recall memories and add a little of that feeling into your outfit.
So today, I wanted to convey that idea in a really bold statement. I wanted to break some rules and question myself and what I was wearing. It doesn't exactly go together, but who gets to decide that? Only time will tell.
I also wanted to pull in a theme of childhood. When we were children, no one judged us based on what we wore. Using the theme of childhood would be a perfect example of me calling back fond memories, and boy, do I have a lot of them!
Now, I send you off into the world with some (hopefully) helpful advice: Be bold. Always aim to create something new, kinda different, and always exciting. And value your time; value every minute. It may not seem like a lot now, but your future self will be forever grateful. xo