Are you a fashion trend watcher? Do you spend a lot of time flipping through magazines and analyzing wardrobe choices of others? Do you buy trendy items only to despise them--and yourself--later?
Trend-watching--and, more precisely, observing our trend-watching--gives us tremendous opportunities to create awareness of traits we hope we have but are not sure we do. In fact, being frustrated, embarrassed, or depressed that we have succumbed to a trend is a perfect chance to discover what we value most.
It usually comes down to this: creativity and confidence. If we find ourselves buying that trendy little bag or those must-have shoes, that little voice inside us shouts “Sell-out!” and we start to feel that perhaps we’re not all we’d hoped to be. After all, a truly creative person would buy--or even make--something unique, and a confident person wouldn’t hesitate to go against current trend and head in a completely different direction, or choose to buy nothing at all.
And thus begins a soak in self-loathing tub, followed inevitably by an abandoned item at bottom of closet.
To avoid this, you must pay attention to it.
What trendy items are buried in your closet at this moment? Why did you buy them? Who were you with when you made purchase? How were you feeling about world in general and yourself in particular?