I have never been one to follow fashion trends too closely. In fact, I tend to be a bit anti-bandwagon. In other words, if people are wearing something just because everyone is wearing it – I’m out. Unless I really like it, of course. Now, I have noticed lately with social media there has developed this interesting phenomenon of women/girls wanting to help others with their fashion. Okay. That’s not that interesting. What is interesting is that many of these women assume that because you are not following every new trend out there, you need help. They assume you either aren’t aware of the trend or aren’t sure how to pull it off.
Here is my announcement for what I assume represents many 40-somethings out there – WE DON’T CARE. We like our skinny jeans and our side parts. We aren’t clueless just because we haven’t adopted the latest trend. We have our own opinions. We are confident enough that we don’t feel the need to conform to what the powers that be say looks good. And certainly not TikTok. We are successfully raising humans and managing homes and careers. We don’t need to bow to the latest trend. And the very definition of a trend is that it is passing. In ten years, these same girls will look at their oversized-man-painter jeans and wonder what the heck they were thinking. And ten years after that they will question the next trend. Just like we will probably do the same thing with our skinny jeans. It is a constant cycle created by the fashion industry to get the public to continue to buy clothes even when their current apparel is in good condition and still fits. Granted mine doesn’t always fit both of those criteria, thank you very much, middle age.
So thank you to those who are working to assist those women who want help updating their wardrobe to the latest fashion trends. More power to you. Just please don’t assume all 40 and 50 year olds have the same desires. Many of us enjoy our skinny jeans and the satisfaction of not having to care. We’re okay. Really.