A new year is upon us and as such so are countless new trends. Fashion, at times, can be overwhelming. Constantly cleaning out one's wardrobe every season can be expensive and tedious. Not to mention that some of the trends just don't work for everyone. Well ladies, here is your solution. Fashion is not just about what is "in" at the moment. Fashion is expression and feeling like your best self in what you are wearing. There are no rules in fashion. I lived in Milan, the capitol of fashion, and what I learned is that it doesn't matter what you wear as long as you do so with confidence.I have seen people wearing the most ridiculous things one could imagine, and they wore it with confidence. Go ahead and rock pastel's in winter. Wear your boots with your sundresses and your stilettos with your jeans. White is not just a summer color and black will never go out of style. Do you think Audrey Hepburn or Carrie Bradshaw became style icons by following trends and doing what they were told? The answer is NO. Audrey and Givenchy practically created the little black dress and as for Carrie, well let's just say nobody will ever rock a pair of pink furry Manolo's like her. It's a new year but that doesn't mean you have to get on board with trends you don't like just because someone says it's fashion. As long as you are expressing yourself through your clothing, regardless of how edgy, safe, sophisticated, or classic it may be, it is fashion. There are no rules and no boundaries. Lady GaGa has pushed this to the limit, Madonna before her. They may seem crazy but at least they are expressing themselves. I challenge you to do the same this year. I'm not saying you need to wear a traffic cone bra or a meat dress. I do think you should embrace your personal style and wear what you love. Rock your wrap dresses, your fur vests, your leather pants, and your sequins. Don't be scared to push boundaries and don't be scared to go classic. I have learned one great lesson being in the fashion world and that lesson is that the only rule in fashion is that there are no rules. Whether you like coven inspired witch hats or Beyoncé inspired unitards. Be you and always remember there are no rules in fashion.
All of the above looks can be found on the Lotus Boutique website. Happy New Year and enjoy your freedom of expression. All the best xoxo- Thom