You probably all know by now that I’m very much about classic fashion. I adore simple pieces that scream quality and are made of materials that make you look high-end.
I find simplicity in fashion to be what makes an outfit classy, and I’m not so much into the latest trends. I prefer the old money look and philosophy over the nouveau riche, and my heart is about investing money in clothes that will last you for years. I’m also considering the bigger picture of fashion; its impact on the environment and our share of responsibility with our shopping habits.
I understand that people have different tastes. I’ve also accepted the fact that my taste has become a minority in today’s Kim Kardashian world. The mainstream fashion is far from my vision of what classy and elegant is. Instead, it’s a mish-mash of 90’s, logos, poorly fitted clothing, sportswear and a “more is more” approach.
As I’m writing this post, I feel kind of like a grandma. Complaining about the teens, shaking my head, not understanding why they wear such “strange clothing.”
Haha, don’t worry, I’m an open-minded person, and I respect that most of the people just go with the flow. They follow what’s trendy right now because they keep seeing it everywhere, and their brain and liking adapt very easily to what they see unless they have a strong personal taste.
Me personally, I’m not able to adapt to the sporty chic and contemporary fashion trend that’s going on right now. My eyes hurt when I see yet another “Balenciaga,” “Vetements” or “Givenchy.” Most of all, my hearts breaks a little, when a majority of the JetsetBabes I follow, all transition themselves to this latest fashion hype.
I’m not going to namedrop, but 90% are wearing all that now, and I miss seeing their old classy outfits.
I thought making a comeback with JetsetBabe in 2017/2018 would be like back in the good old days when I was overwhelmed with the number of good outfits I saw on Instagram. The good outfits still exist of course, but they’ve become a rarity.
I spend a lot of time gathering great images from Instagram. Daily I probably check my feed like 100 times. The women on Instagram are very talented with their images; the quality had certainly gone up x10 since two years ago when I stopped blogging. The beauty, the creativity, and the inspiring factor still exist…. it’s just these damn sporty clothes and logos everywhere.
I don’t want to insult anyone’s taste, but can someone help me understand this trend a little? The only positive I see in it right now is that it’s finally a fashion trend that doesn’t objectify women so much and doesn’t imply on sex… It’s comfortable and laid back (a bit too laidback perhaps?), and it gives room to be different.
So I’m being positive here, but I would still never put my feet in one of those horrendous Balenciaga shoes…
Although it might sound like this post is all about me whining about the current fashion, it’s actually because I want to talk to you, my loyal readers about what’s your take on this?
I want to hear your voice.
What’s your personal taste?
Do you think classic, timeless, classy and elegant fashion is boring?
Is it more fun to follow the latest trends because it offers more variation than what classic fashion does?
What do you think?
Please share with me even if you don’t agree with me. I don’t take any offense, on the contrary, I want to hear as many honest opinions as possible! I will also post this question in my private Facebook group (for ladies only), as I want to hear as much feedback possible from you guys….
I’m also going in thoughts of starting to post pictures of myself more. Produce more of my own images to use on Instagram, or on the blog, or both. Is that something that would be interesting to you?
Feel free to leave a comment here or join the conversation in our facebook group. Looking forward hearing your take on this.