Wednesday Wars: In style vs. Fads


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I’ve posted before about my thoughts on the 90’s. About the things we loved. The clothes we wore.

Hair scrunchies. Leggings. Socks over or under our leggings. ESPRIT sweatshirts. Over-sized sweatshirts. Baggy jeans. Dr. Martens.

All of those things that defined an era.

But what’s the difference between being In style and following a fad?

If you’re in style, then you look cool. You wear the coolest clothes. You create a buzz everywhere you go.

If you follow a fad, then you look cool. You wear the coolest clothes. You hum along with the buzz everywhere you go.

That’s it.

Right?

I mean, if someone is in style, they know the latest trends. They set the latest trends. Before everyone else is wearing the “it” outfit of the year, they have it and rock it. Before everyone else is copying the “it” outfit of the year, they have found the next fashion wonder.

I mean, if someone follows fads, they know the latest trends. They wear the latest trends. When all their friends get the “it” outfit of the year, they have to get it and flaunt it. When all their friends are copying the “it” outfit of the year, they have to keep copying until their friends declare it “so last season.”

So, which one are you? Which one have you been? Do you think there’s a difference between being in style and fads?

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I ask. You answer.

  1. What are some of the fads you’ve fallen prey to?
  2. What are some styles that you’ve set amongst your friends?
  3. Worst fad of the 80’s?
  4. Worst fad of the 90’s?
  5. Worst fad of 2000-2005?
  6. Worst fad of 2005-2010?
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2 thoughts on “Wednesday Wars: In style vs. Fads

  1. i never concerned myself with being in style, and quite often found that i was.

    i never concerned myself with following fads either, and (up until this point at any rate) never have…

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