In a world where fashion and design trends seem to change faster than the seasons, it’s natural to wonder if keeping up with the latest trends is worth the effort. One minute glasses are slim and rectangular, next it's oversized 70s styles; so do trends actually matter, or is there more value in knowing and embracing your personal style? 

Trends are captivating. They dictate what’s “in” and what’s “out” in the world of fashion, design, and even lifestyle choices. From clothing styles and colour palettes to interior decor and technology, trends have a significant influence on our choices. At Eyestyle Studio I tend to keep an eye on trends (no pun intended), but prefer to have an abundance of variety in terms of glasses styles. After all, every face is different, and not everyone suits an aviator!

The Value of Personal Style

There’s something timeless and authentic about knowing and embracing your personal style. It reflects who you are, your values, and your unique tastes. It’s an authentic expression of yourself that transcends fleeting trends. In addition, constantly chasing trends can be wasteful and harmful to the environment. In contrast, a well-defined personal style promotes sustainable eyewear choices, as you invest in pieces you genuinely love and wear for years. Knowing what suits you and what you feel comfortable in boosts confidence. When you feel good in what you wear, you exude confidence that goes beyond the surface. Who wants to feel uncomfortable just because something is 'on trend'? Understanding your personal style means you aren't confined to a particular era or season. It can evolve, but it also has a timeless quality that withstands the test of time.

So, do trends really matter? The answer lies in finding a balance between staying attuned to trends and staying true to your personal style. Here are some tips to help you strike that balance:

        1.      Experiment Mindfully: Embrace trends selectively. Experiment with them to enhance your personal style, rather than letting them dictate your entire wardrobe or lifestyle.
        2.      Invest in Classics: Have a foundation of timeless, versatile pieces that can complement your personal style. These classics serve as a base for incorporating other trend-led elements when desired.
        3.      Know Thyself: Take the time to understand your preferences and what makes you feel confident. Your personal style should evolve naturally from this self-awareness.

When it comes to eyewear, I'll always advocate building a wardrobe that will serve you for many years. Key pieces that will serve you well include a classic, everyday wearable, a sunglass and a bolder pair.

If you need help figuring out your style, or want some epic eyewear suggestions from someone who understands YOUR style, book a Styling Session In-Person at the Rawtenstall Studio or Online, right here.

Rebecca Thompson