To The Girl Who Doesn't Like To Follow The Latest Fashion Trends | Clozette
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Every single time I log on to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, a new fashion trend seem to be taking over. And as someone who works in Clozette, I make it a point to keep my eyes peeled for what's "in." But there are other reasons too.

Personally, I find it interesting how society sets who will be the next trendsetter, which fashion pieces will make its comeback, and which designer will come up with a new groundbreaking innovation in style that'll change yet another facet of the industry. And with all this curiosity and fascination, I may come across as someone who actually follows trends. That's probably why you clicked on this article: to know what someone like me has to say to people who just don't get what these things are about. But the truth is, I only read and study trends. I don't live it. 

To put things into perspective, my fashion sense is a cross between grunge and geek. And I don't really see a problem with that. But to be fair, there was a time when I thought it was such a major dilemma. 

So if you're worried that your current style is losing its flame or you need confirmation that you are not a lone wolf in this "trendy" world, here's a little message I have for you. 

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It's okay to embrace your own individuality



Always keep in mind that trends are simply suggestions and they shouldn't take over your identity. Having the attitude to pull off whatever it is that you're wearing comes from the knowledge that you are comfortable with your look. Plus, don't just brush off the effort you put into your outfit-- keep in mind that it takes a lot of heart, too!
Fashion is not a contest, it's a way of life


I have to admit that the word "fashion" used to scare me a lot. The image of the movie Mean Girls often flashed in my mind to the point that I even attempted to be "trendy". But the mere idea of spending a day in stilettos or wearing off-shoulder tops made me feel like I'm losing a part of myself. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But as I've said, it's not for everyone. 

And that's when it clicked: fashion should be about YOU and what YOU want to wear. Following trends for the sake of being "in" can be restricting in the long run. Always remember that as long as you own your personal style, there's nothing more fashionable and ideal than that. It's about allowing yourself to be more open to possibilities and self-expression. If in doubt, here's what certified fashion mavens have to say to you!


Not everyone is out to judge you



I totally understand why not following trends can be a terrifying thing. The fear to be ridiculed can really hit our self-confidence hard! One of the reasons why I overcame this "Mean Girls" image in my head is when I saw how the Clozette community appreciates the style, uniqueness, and creativity of each member. Not only have I found Clozetters who share my taste in fashion, but it has also become an avenue to broaden my personal style.

Before, I wouldn't even go near pastels! But seeing how I can play around with it without losing the identity of my own preferences is all thanks to the style inspirations I've seen in the Clozette community. So with that in mind, always remember that there's a major difference between letting your personal style grow and expand versus forcing yourself to change for the sake of following trends. 

From preppy and sporty looks, to monochromatic and alternative fashion, it's great to know that there's a community who will support your style preference whether or not it follows the current trends. All the more reason to embrace your personal sense of style, right?

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What are your thoughts on this? Let's talk it all out in the comments below!
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A white T-shirt’s versatility has never been beaten. Whether it’s raining or shining, or if you want to pair it with jeans, skirts, and dresses, it always ends up looking chic and flawless! Which is why it's no surprise that over the years, it has grown to become a classic and must-have staple in every woman’s wardrobe. 

But besides the typical jeans and T-shirt combo, though, how else can you wear a white tee? Well keep reading below for the different ways these modern style icons rock this wardrobe staple; and we guarantee that after, you'll want to wear a white T-shirt every single day! 

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Sexy yet sophisticated


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Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Kendall Jenner can gorgeously rock a ribbed T-shirt without it looking too over-the-top! So go ahead and pair it with your favourite flared jeans for a grungey yet stylish finish.

Sleek Neutrals


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Always wanted to wear a white tee to work? Then get inspired with this combo by Olivia Palermo! Wear it with a dark blazer and a pair of black trousers for an effortless look that will keep you looking chic yet professional from 9 to 5.






Monochrome


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Look instantly polished by rocking a white monochrome outfit such as this one from YouTuber Jenn Im! It will make you look youthful and fresh, plus, it’s extremely easy to put together!

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How do you wear your white T-shirt? Share your tips with us in the comment section below!

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It's time for another season of fun makeovers and fashion stories as “How Do I Look?” Asia is back for a second season starting 29th August at 8PM on DIVA! The U.S. series' host and executive producer, celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai, will be the official host for this season, and will follow the same pattern as HDILAsia Season 1. "Fashion victims" are turned in by their friends, coworkers, and families, and their exciting makeovers will coincide with a turning point or major event in their lives; further emphasising their "fashion rebirth". 


With 8 new contestants – Meghana (Malaysia), Des (the Philippines), Melati (Indonesia), Jocelyn (Malaysia), Amy Law (Singapore), Dr. Beep (the Philippines), Wiggie (Singapore), and Amy Yu (Taiwan) – joining the show this season, Jeannie will help each of them rediscover their inner beauty, as well as overcome any insecurities to make them feel empowered again.


But she won’t be doing it alone, though, as this season she has brought in a brand new glam squad consisting of fashion stylists from around the region, specifically from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines!

Who are these new fashion gurus? Keep reading below to find out more about Marion Caunter, Andrea Chong, Pam Quinones, and Diaz Diaz!

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Marion Caunter (Malaysia)



With a knack for pairing luxury with high street and vintage pieces, Malaysian stylist Marion Caunter has become a modern day style icon. As she’s the owner of various clothing lines, upscale hair salon Hairplay, and known for her eclectic take on fashion, this seasoned fashionista is surely up to the task of making anyone look and feel good. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the fashion table this season!

Andrea Chong (Singapore)



Known as ‘Drea Chong’ in the blogging world, she's known to blend her love for photography with creating compelling content on her travel and fashion blog. Aside from being highly regarded in the fields of digital and social media, Drea has also been featured in various publications such as L’Officiel Singapore, Nylon Japan, and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.


Pam Quinones (The Philippines)



Celebrity stylist, fashionista, and editor-in-chief of L’Officiel Manila, Pam Quinones honed her styling skills through the years when she served as the fashion editor for various magazine publications in the Philippines. With her keen eye on style and trends, she has established herself as one of the top stylists in Metro Manila with a wide roster of A-list clients.


Diaz Diaz (Indonesia)



Diaz Diaz is a creative director and illustrator who has worked for renowned publications in Indonesia such as Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. But besides being a versatile artist with a passion for fashion, he also helps shape the minds of future creators by teaching Fashion Communication and Digital Design at Binus International University! 

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