I’ve been seeing so much excitement over a few posts that talk about the coming season’s trends. Everyone is commenting and sharing their opinions. That’s terrific! We certainly appreciate that -keep the comments coming. ;)
But some comments made me think… How much is it worth to spend for a trendy item? Let’s pick boots, for example. This fall (2009) we have the over the knee boots. I LOVE boots and I’m thinking of giving them a try (although I think I’m too short – 5′ 3″, and would look like a hooker). Well, what if I go and pay $150 on a pair of boots that I won’t like? On the other hand, what if you buy a pair of similar boots for only $30 and they are extremely uncomfortable, but you really like them? Third option: You buy a cheap boot to see if you like it. You do! Yay! Then you go buy a good quality one, that most likely won’t hurt you, for about $150. Total= $180.
Are YOU willing to spend all that money for a “one season thing”? Of course, there’s always the chance the trend will last for many seasons to come. But most times they don’t.
This is not only for boots, but for everything coming this fall (knee-padded leggings, furs, matte nail poiish, etc, etc…)
Jackie Ayres – firstname.lastname@example.org