More Than Trends is an amateur style blog focused on owning a modern, sophisticated style individual to you. Trends come and go, so it’s not ideal to base your wardrobe on pieces that don’t transcend the seasons. Investing in pieces that you can wear for three years versus three months is economical and will make for a much more functional wardrobe.
But just because you build a wardrobe with a foundation of basics doesn’t mean you have to be basic. Creatively rework those items you have to make a new outfit. Mix prints. Experiment with an unexpected color scheme. Throw a leather jacket with your lace dress for a play on textures. And when you love it and it’s flattering, treat yourself. This isn’t a blog about abstaining from trends—it’s about finding and editing your personal style. You should participate in the trends that fit your image, as opposed to letting the trends define it.
As you’ll see in the posts to come I prefer classic basics, don’t stray too often from neutrals, and absolutely love shoes. I frequent online sales and clearance racks (*gasps*) in search of high quality pieces that will carry me through season to season. If I splurge, it’s usually on a shoe, but even then, I don’t go too crazy. Part of my hopes of starting this blog is that it will push me outside of what I’d usually wear to do more with color and print and to rework existing pieces in new ways.
I’m excited to share this style journey with you, and welcome your questions, comments and feedback along the way. >>> Lydia
p.s. Featured in the photo above: [Coffee] Community’s “Coffee & Chicory”, my favorite at-home brew. [Nail Polish] Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel in “Terra-Coppa”, because I paint my nails at least twice a week. [Magazine] August 2015 Elle. Fashion magazines are a great go-to for inspiration on how to mix up your style. [Lip Balm] L’Oreal Paris Balm in “Nourishing Nude”. I love their line of lip balms. Moisture + the perfect hint of color. [Shades] Steve Madden sunnies from Marshalls. When it comes to sunglasses, I go cheap because they usually don’t last very long. Life happens.