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Is it Wrong to Follow Trends.

I am a self-confessed trend follower. I like to go to the “cool” bars and sip on the latest fancy cocktails. I have to see the must-watch series now available on Netflix. I’ve even got patchy eyebrows from the 90s when everyone went pluck crazy.

Yup anything popular and I get immediately on that bandwagon and when it comes to following the trends of fashion I’m no different. I can spend hours poring over every single page of a glossy magazine, folding down so many corners of pages with items I love that it would be easier to fold the ones I don’t like. Every season I’m eager to see what the next trend will be and how the high street will bring out their own versions for us poor sods who can’t quite justify a months rent on a designer bag.

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper Miss Selfridge necklace in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Believe me, if there was a style that was deemed particularly in vogue, I’ve worn it.

Mustard yellow puffer jacket? Tick

Slightly oversized watch? I’m wearing it right now!

Sheer panelled leggings? I own three.

Faux fur pom pom hats? The ones with 2 that make you look like Minnie Mouse.

Pink suede jacket. I blame Maria J Blogs.

Jelly shoes? Yup. When they came back into fashion? silver sparkly ones obviously.

Rose gold… well everything.

The list is endless and there have been times, especially when I find myself 35 pages deep into the ASOS website trying to find those perfect blogger shoes that I wonder why do I feel this need to follow fashion?

Do I think it will make me look automatically trendy?

Is it because I want to fit in?

No. I buy and wear these clothes because I like them!

I like the Autumn colours of reds and berries with a hint of mustard. I love that bit of bling a large watch adds to my look. I enjoy the touch of velvets, lace and satin. It doesn’t matter to me that I could step out my front door right now and risk being seen next to ten other people wearing exactly the same outfit. I like it.

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper, Paisie black trousers in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Teddy Coat, Olivia Burton Rose Gold Watch in Princes Park Liverpool

Don’t get me wrong, I think you should always be your own person and not just wear something because everyone else says you should. I love to add my own twists to outfits with a unique necklace or other one-off pieces of jewellery from an independent shop. I also have a collection of scarves even Hermes would find impressive, as I enjoy adding a splash of colour or an exciting pattern to elevate my look.

So the trend follower that I am, for this Autumn I have of course donned the coat of the moment. A Teddy coat. This Morena Art of Fashion one from TK Maxx is a gorgeous rust brown that not only ticks that fashion box but is perfect for this time of year as it is extremely cosy. I paired it with this cinnamon polo neck jumper from Primark that was a bargain at only £6 and broke that supposedly cardinal sin of combining brown and black with these structured trousers from Paisie. Shove that style rules. I don’t always have to do what you say!

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Coat, Primark Brown Jumper in Princes Park, Liverpool

Morena TK Maxx Teddy Coat and Olivia Burton watch in Princes Park Liverpool

DOTD Disguise of the Day Details:

Polo neck jumper – Primark

Trousers – Paisie

Coat – Morena found at TK Maxx

Boots – Office

Bag – Whistles

Watch – Olivia Burton

Necklace – Miss Selfridge

So if you follow the trends because you want to or you like to dress completely outside the box, good for you! After all the only person it should matter to is you.

Remember, style never goes out of fashion,

Captial B Lips Pout


  1. Kayleigh Zara
    October 29, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    This was a really interesting post and I’m not sure where i sit on it because I’m the most unfashionable person in the world and rarely buy any trendy bits x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      I do know what you mean. I’m not very daring with my clothes as I never feel I suit really “trendy” items but I find myself actually owning more popular clothing than I actually realise. As long as you wear what you want, that’s all that matters xx

  2. October 29, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I do follow trends and I feel good about it. I mean, I follow trends when I like them and trends actually show me things I would have never thought about before so I think they are good. Your outfit is on point, love that coat! xx corinne

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Exactly! I wear what I like and I love seeing things on other people I never would have thought of but seeing it on someone encourages me to try different styles. Thank you! the coat was soooo cosy xx

  3. October 29, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Hi, I love the jacket perfect for the autumn and very cosy looking. I have had all of those items as well minus the pink suede jacket.

  4. October 29, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I’m definitely a trend follower but as you say i don’t do it to fit in i just genuinely like the style! I also blame Maria for my pink suede jacket! I really want a teddy coat so I think I’ll be heading to TK Maxx soon to see what they have in stock


    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Exactly. I’d never wear something just because everyone else is, it just turns out everything that everyone else wears I like! Haha as soon as I saw her pink jacket I was on the look out for one and I love it. xx

  5. October 29, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I really enjoyed this post! I must admit I do own a lot of what you mentioned. I love your coat! The colour is lovely and it looks so cosy for the winter!


  6. October 29, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I often don’t know what the current trends are, I just buy whatever I like, which I don’t think is a bad thing. I am quite liking the teddy coat though so I may be investing in one very soon! Plus, you look so so lovely in this outfit!

    Vicky x

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      I think I’m a bit of both. I see the trends in magazines and stuff but then I’ll buy something and not even realise until later that it’s deemed “trendy”. Either way I still need to win the lotto to buy more clothes! haha. Thank you. The coat is so comfortable and cosy. A big win for me xx

  7. October 29, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    This is such an interesting post! I personally think that there’s no harm in following trends if it’s something you actually like rather than just something you think you should have!

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Agreed. As long as it’s something you like the look of and enjoy wearing it then people should wear whatever they want! Saying that there have been a few times I’ve bought into a hyped trend and regretted it! xx

  8. October 29, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I found this to be such a brilliant and interesting post to read. To be honest I hardly know what on trend and what not, I’m completely clueless, I think just wear what makes you feel comfortable though I don’t think it’s terrible to follow trends. Might help me feel more fashionable if I did haha.

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you! Totally agree. Most of the stuff that I wear that is a ‘trend’ is also really comfortable. It’s a big factor especially when it gets cold. I don’t want to be out in a lace something or other in winter just because it’s fashionable! xx

    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you. I was going to right about the amazingness that is the teddy coat but then I realised I buy into so many trends and thought I wonder if other people do too. xx

  9. October 29, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Love this. My style is a mix between popular trends and my own style and I love doing both. Whatever it is it’s important to wear what makes you feel good.

  10. October 29, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Confidence isn’t key, loving it. The watch and the necklace really brought your outfit out! Dope pieces.

  11. October 29, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    To be honest I absolutely love following trends – I don’t even think it really takes away from individuality because we all wear the trends so differently! I also think its part of what makes fashion fun – I think fast fashion adds the frivolous element to fashion that I love because it means you don’t take it too seriously. There are trends that are literally a year old that I look back and cringe at. It’s fun! and after all, thats all fashion should be. x


    • A love affair with Beauty
      November 1, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Exactly! Even just what we look like, me wearing this coat would look totally different on my blonde friend and that’s great. We definitely shouldn’t take ourselves seriously all the time and I can’t wait until I’m an old lady and my grandchildren laugh at my outfits or even better they become trends again and they end up wearing the same stuff! xx

  12. October 30, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Loved this post! I try to follow the trends but in terms of color. Comfort is the first thing I go for. 🙂

  13. November 21, 2017 / 1:58 am

    I love following fashion trends too, it’s exciting trying something new. I love that fur coat. Great post!

    • A love affair with Beauty
      December 3, 2017 / 6:06 am

      That’s so true. Just because you’re following a trend doesn’t mean it’s old, it’s something new to you and it’s actually quite adventurous trying something you haven’t done before. xx

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