Should you follow trends?

Should you follow trends?

Hey Guys!

How are you doing? A couple of weeks ago I was doing some shopping on ASOS. I mostly bought some basic navy and black sweaters and jeans but I also added a burgundy corduroy overshirt into my basket (I will link it below). I didn’t even think about it that much until I actually received my order. Corduroy, velour, and cable knit are on trend right now along with colours like burgundy, moss green, and camel and no matter which retailer you shop at, whether online or offline, you will find these types of fabrics and colours. But back to the story. I tried the overshirt and it was actually really nice but I couldn’t help myself because I realised that I used to hate corduroy. The last time I had something made out of that fabric was 15 years ago when my Mom got me a pair of trousers and I hated it. So I asked myself the question. – Do I like it because it is on trend?

Following this chain of thoughts, I just sat down and started to think about trends. Are we obliged to follow the trends of the seasons? I didn’t really get to a conclusion so I decided to wear the overshirt the next day. The next day when I was on my way to uni I saw about 10-13 men wearing similar burgundy jackets and overshirts and all of those pieces were corduroys. I actually felt a bit weird, to be honest. When I finally saw my friends, I received a lot of compliments that I looked good, the shirt is amazing and all that stuff. So yeah, I guess if we seek the approval of others, following the trends is a way of getting that but I was not seeking anyone’s approval. I am pretty confident about my style and what I put on each day even if someone doesn’t like it. I just simply don’t care. When I got home, I looked at the shirt and I was like, yeah, this actually looks good but you won’t see me walking on the streets wearing corduroy trousers.

You might be thinking, okay so what do I make out of this post? I think the answer is pretty clear. Ask yourself who are you dressing for. Are you dressing for yourself, your friends, or your partner? When you have the answer, you can make the decisions when you are shopping. Please note, there’s nothing wrong with following or not following the trends, I was just simply curious. If the trend matches your individual preferences, go for it and if not, you know what they say –c’est la vie. 

The below links are for some corduroy shirts that I think are good. I do own products from those brands, and I will always recommend items from brands that I know.

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Mr.Porter (Folk) – 135£

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Uniqlo – 24.90£

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See you soon,

Abel.

 

Back on track! ASOS face and body launch event

Back on track! ASOS face and body launch event

Hello Everyone!

I can finally confirm that I have moved and settled in. Everything is sorted so it is time to get back on track with the posts. As you can see, the changes have been finalised with the blog and I couldn’t be more happy about it.

Two weeks ago ASOS launched its face and body collections on their site. They had some beauty products before, but now they extended the amount of brands and they will launch their own line of beauty products as well. To celebrate this, they had a two-day event in Covent Garden where you could see the various types of products they offer and also there was the chance to talk to the ASOS team who were on site.

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For an e-commerce website like ASOS, this is a huge step towards breaking the stigma around beauty products. Beauty and grooming products should be used regardless you are a man or a woman. It is important to keep your skin clean and hydrated, especially if you live in big cities where there is more pollution in the air.

 

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I thought the event was going to be very crowded but actually, it was super chill. There was no rush, you could take pictures and the staff was helpful. We also received some products to try out and everyone was engaging with the beauty professionals who were there to help. Do not worry if you couldn’t make it there. They have video guides online too. I hope this launch will have a positive impact, especially for men. No one is asking you to start putting on foundation, makeup, and all the other stuff, but a little cleanser and an under eye caffeine roll goes a long way. Just Go and Play with it.

See you on Monday,

Abel.