What are your thoughts about the"in" and "out" fashion statements

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  1. Dulcisima

    Dulcisima Active Member

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    I've noticed while flicking one of the many fashion magazines i've got, that they would always have a section dedicated for the "in" and "out" fashion...for instance " Chunky blue stones" are "out" , " Black Beads" are "in"...It drives me crazy the whole labelling and deciding whats in and whats out...I've always loved Tunics and wore them around the year...i guess tunic have been out a couple of times....I like fashion trends, but i dont obey them...I just use what suits me and i care less about the whole " out" and "in" statements...but i wanted to know your thoughts out there...what do you think?:smile:
     
  2. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    I think that In/Out and Hot/Not lists are quick, easy things for magazine staffers to pull together when a deadline is rapidly approaching.

    Seriously, I don't think there's much to them. And I try not to pay them any mind.
     
  3. sakina

    sakina New Member

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    They always seem to make me mad, especially because most of the "out" things I've been doing for years and years. Besides, the minute the magazine says it's "hot" or "in" in my mind, it's just gone out of style.
     
  4. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    Oh, I think they're marvelous! :rolleyes:

    No, actually I think they're borderline bullyish, pushing the newest trends, whether they are attractive or not, on fashionista sheep who lack confidence in their own aesthetic preferences. If your "must have" and "must hate" lists are based on what Vogue, et al say is "hot or not," then you aren't really making your own fashion choices based on what you personally like.

    Obviously, it's up to the individual what she wears or doesn't, and if she's happy doing what the mags tell her, then good for her, but I, personally, don't place any stock whatsoever in the "ins and outs" except for to cheer when wearable shoes seem to be the fashion, hoping that I might eventually find a pair of nice shoes which don't reduce me to tears after an hour!
     
  5. indie

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    I don't like them..No point of following them.
     
  6. VICTIM

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    they just make me laugh because they havnt got a clue :rolleyes:
    i mean a magazine i have in my hand this seconds says debating about cold play (do you love them or hate them) is in - i didnt know people still cared and apparantly plastic visors are in - people were doing that when the whole 80's revival thing was going on a couple of seasons back :lol:
     
  7. i_<3_chanel

    i_<3_chanel elementary.

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    i love them . . if only b/c they make me laugh !
    my tastes always contradict those ******** lists ! :lol:
    if they say jump . . .
    :innocent:
     
  8. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    ... some people ask "how high?"
     
  9. i_<3_chanel

    i_<3_chanel elementary.

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    cupkate New Member

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    seems to me they're always way behind. thus everything on their list is 'out'

    yes they are funny.
     
  11. meowmix

    meowmix New Member

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    trends almost always return in some reincarnation... so you could look at it two ways: either you're a little behind, or you're a few years ahead... but i'd choose the latter...if that made sense :ninja:
     
  12. renferme

    renferme New Member

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    They make me laugh.
    They declare stuff is ''out'' before it's even available sometimes. I often wonder if they're trying to tell me, 'we're better than you because we've had 'x' in our wardrobe for months now, and you're still on the waiting list!
     
  13. Tinuviel

    Tinuviel New Member

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    I always roll my eyes when I read em.
     
  14. Elegance.Is.Refusal.

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    i like to laugh at them:lol: since they suck and make no sense at all!
     
  15. pucci_mama

    pucci_mama Frozen irony.

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    The lists amuse me.

    I mean i do think it's fun reading them, but i don't think they are meant to be taken to seriously.
     
  16. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    When they run out of articles to re-hash...
     
  17. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    The "out" part appears to be difficult to get right ... I once wrote a letter to Bazaar when every "out" item was featured elsewhere in the magazine ... including in their "5 best collections" story. I found it quite amusing :D I do like their Buy/Wear/Store feature, but I think it could all easily be improved.

    When they say "out," they really mean, "I'm so over this." Instead of that, which is not terribly helpful or interesting, I think they should say "what's now and what's next"--what trends do they think are on their way in, so that people who want to follow them can catch the wave early. Granted, this is more difficult, but c'mon ... they're supposed to be the experts :P It seems to me that things identified as "out" often aren't.

    Must-have lists can be helpful for ensuring that you're not following too many trends. I think your seasonal wardrobe should only be hitting, say, 3/10 must-haves. Or if you have to have something everyone is doing, at least make it the best (aesthetically, not necessarily $$$). If you're buying everything on a must-have list that you didn't write yourself, you should probably be worried :lol:
     
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    i agree with fashionista-ta yet again!!
    that sums what i was going to post up perfectly.
     
  19. coralmilk

    coralmilk New Member

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    Following the "in" and "out" obsessively is never good.

    It's like with music, I mean, just because a band sells-out you don't have to trow away their cds. If I were to stop wearing everything that was in last season and is out right now I'd have to put away a lot of clothes that I like.
     
  20. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i absolutely LIVE by them....:rolleyes:

    :innocent:
     

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