The New York Times ran an article on the demise of trends in fashion as classic looks with enduring style take hold. “Fashion? They’re Over It” shares shopper’s fatigue given the profusion of choices from an overly saturated, very accessible marketplace. Exhausted from too many options along with soaring price points, they now prefer investing in quality, understated pieces rather than be swayed by the barrage of trends.
To me, it makes perfect sense. Buying things that have a long shelf life has always been at the core of my purchase decisions. Recently, as I was cleaning out my closet, I categorized a group of items as the untouchables. Some have been with me since my first job in the eighties. They’re well-made, quality pieces that have stood the test of time. I wouldn’t even consider parting with them.
It’s also the theme of A Note on Style and one of the reasons I started the blog. Looking back to some of my early posts in 2013, above and below, attests to this. I’d be just as inclined to wear these looks today as I was six years ago. Classic always prevails.
Full NYT article here.
above: photo Branislav Simoncik