why wait

Updated on Feb 22, 2010
brown vintage jacket - gray Frye shoes - yellow vintage hat
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secondskin 's Thoughts:

Today I really wanted to give these cuffed shorts a try(image two), and they looked fine, but I ended up changing into the jean shorts instead. Something just felt a little bit more, appropriate, distressed, contrasty? about the jean cutoffs with the sport coat. I think I am pretty excited about my personal transition from boots to sandals as well. Its a pretty big step for me. I am not sure what exactly is motivating the shift. The promise of spring? No, what I really think it is is the fact that I saw Mel wearing a similar pair of open toe sandals last week and thought, ‘Well jeeze, if it looks so great on Mel, maybe I can pull it off too.’

You see, I have come to realize my role in the cycle of “trend.” I am sure I am not the only person who knows about this cycle since I am sure I read this somewhere, but basically you have your “trend setters” the ones who do things first when no one else has even really thought of it. These people are completely artistic usually, are oblivious of trend and fashion, and probably don’t even know that they are starting something or that anyone is paying attention, they just do what they think is cool and fun and it gets noticed and sort of spreads out to the “early adopters.” These are people who can recognize a great idea and take it on way before the mainstream catches wind of it. In my opinion this group of people includes most fashion designers (Few designers are absolutely trend setters) They adopt an idea and transform it into something accessible for the next group of people, “Personal Stylers.” I think (this is all sort of flying out of my butt right now) that I belong to this group of people. These people catch onto things after it has been processed slightly by the fashion machine. They see many different takes on a similar theme, take the elements they love the most, and apply it to their personal style. Not all trends are accepted but it doesn’t mean they don’t give them a try once or twice to see how they fit. I think My HEART wants to be an early adopter since I find myself buying things at the thrift shops seasons before they hit the scene, and while I know they are cool and special and I love them, I WAIT until I have seen a number of trusted sources give them a spin. I think after the “personal stylers” there are probably more tiers, but I think most bloggers probably fall into this category.

The open toe sandal over tights or socks thing is an example of this. As is the rolled shorts thing. Last spring and summer and bought a whole mess of high waisted pleat shorts to roll, pleated trousers and whatnot and people sort of thought I was crazy. I have been sitting with this stuff for a while now and finally I feel comfortable wearing these things. OK, Today I changed, But seriously, I am ready.

Comments (35)

thehotmess
thehotmess on February 26
Nice shoessss!
benzerj
benzerj on February 25
love your blazer!!!
Kangah
Kangah on February 25
Great look all around, love how you put everything together, it is always so perfect!
jeffsy
jeffsy on February 25
Blazer must have!
glam_denie
glam_denie on February 25
I LOVE BLUEJEAN SHORTS WITH ANYTHING..VERY CUTE ;-)
Pardeese
Pardeese on February 23
Adorable hat!
ameelynn
ameelynn on February 23
omg I love your style!
tylerjanuary
tylerjanuary on February 23
you always look great and so pulled together! love it
fiercess
fiercess on February 23
love the outfit:)
Perrine_La_Coquette
Perrine_La_Coquette on February 23
pretty! love both shorts
KelleyAnne
KelleyAnne on February 23
I just love that hat and the way you've mixed your jacket into this outfit.
dianalynnsmiles
dianalynnsmiles on February 23
I love both versions! You have such a fantastic sense of style.
alguem
alguem on February 23
chic!
cin_cinnamon
cin_cinnamon on February 23
loooove it!! =D
Donata
Donata on February 22
so love everything about this!!!!!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on February 22
Everything about this is soooo chic!
cuppa_tea
cuppa_tea on February 22
cute jacket!
mizzolphs
mizzolphs on February 22
love your hat darling
DyannaPure
DyannaPure on February 22
cute! loving jean shorts and black tights this season. <3
shepsterminator
shepsterminator on February 22
that jacket is amazing
RobinTM
RobinTM on February 22
loving the tweed blazer!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 22
Love the hat dear!!!
alixribeiro
alixribeiro on February 22
youre too cute!!! i like the jean shorts
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on February 22
super cute :D
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on February 22
Love the jacket and shoes! Amazing outfit as usual
jazzybelle
jazzybelle on February 22
I love all of this!! Both pairs of shorts look great! That tweed blazer is my favorite part tho!
kialedesma
kialedesma on February 22
such a cute outfit!
akirachicago
akirachicago on February 22
love the jacket.
Etceteravs
Etceteravs on February 22
you know how I feel :) but I also vote :D
libys11
libys11 on February 22
i really adore that blazer you have on! :D
fashiongirl17
fashiongirl17 on February 22
I love this outfit!! you look so polished and cute at the same time!!
Melissa_Z
Melissa_Z on February 22
very very nice! love the hat!
skinnybuddha
skinnybuddha on February 22
wonderful jacket, it fits you perfectly!
Style_Journey
Style_Journey on February 22
another great outfit!! love the vintage and kind of indiana jones vibe so much! ;)) lovely hat and great blazer, scarf and shoes! chic voted for sure <3
togandtrappings
togandtrappings on February 22
i like the rolled hem shorts! can't wait to find some nice sandals like that oo!
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