27/08/2013

3 "It" Items That Will Outlast Summer

We all know that every season brings new "it" items almost every fashion blogger wears. This summer there have been some, too and today I'm mainly gonna talk about the Valentino studded heels, the Zara skort and the football shirts. The reason why I'm talking about these at the end of the summer is because even though they're summer accessories I'm pretty sure that they will outlast this season and thus be seen a lot in autumn and maybe also in winter. Let's take a look at how these items could work on colder days, too:

#1 Valentino Studded Heels

These were THE shoes of the season and everybody who couldn't afford them got a copycat on eBay. Independent of the price these shoes will keep being worn because they are just too awesome and I don't know how about you but I can't see enough of them. Compared to other summer shoes they also have the huge benefit, that they are closed in the front so wearing tights in these won't be a problem. The following look would be a nice idea of how you could combine you studded heels in autumn and in case you haven't got our own pair, make sure to check out the links below.


#2 Zara skorts

The famous Zara skorts were an even bigger hype (probably because they are way more affordable) than the studded heels. You could already buy them in winter/spring but only a few people wore them back then because everybody thought they are summer shorts par excellence. However if you aren´t tired of you pair yet you don't necessarily need to put it away until next year. Again it is something that can easily be worn with tights but I would recommend choosing them in a different colour so the geometrical detail of the skorts won't stand back.


#3 Football Shirts

Another trend of this summer was being sporty with football shirts or track pants. While during the hot days, this is a trend not everybody can wear because the footbaal shirts tend to be really wide and hide all femininity, the colder days allow us to wear the shirts with a blazer and thus get us our curves back. If you manage to find a shirt in a warmer autmn colour and combine it with accessories in that very shade your sporty look will be perfect beyond summer, too!


To get an authentic one ask your friend, boyfriend or brother.

Now that we talked about all these must-haves I should probably add that I don't own any of them. This is not because I'm a rebel trying to boycott the fashion industy or because I don't like these trends (because in fact I do a lot). To be honest I didn't buy the Zara skorts because Zara is not plus size friendly and these shorts definitely aren't either. The real Valentinos were of course beyond my financial possibilities and the reason why I didn't get the cheap eBay ones is because all of these studded heels (be it the real ones or copycats) just don't look really comfortable. When it comes to the last trend I knew I wouldn't wear it a lot and also getting football shirts (which are the only true shirts to represent this look) are kinda hard to find in a country where soccer is the only true sport. I'm definitely not telling you this in order to justify because I think that not following trends doesn't need any apology, but I'm telling you this in order to show you that even though everybody seems to wear the latest "it" items, there's no need for you to buy them as well. I mean if you like the trend and have the money you can do whatever makes you happy but why should you spend tons of money on items you normally wouldn't wear just because as a blogger you feel obligated to do so?

What do you think about the trends, about following trends and about being a fashion blogger without "it" items?

27 comments:

  1. I think fashion bloggers don't always need to have the 'it' items (although I guess they become 'it' for a reason) because everyone's style is different - and that's the beauty of it! however, it's nice to see how different people style the same thing (:
    I personally like the zara skorts!

    Yuen from The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  2. agreed! now i want my hands on them <3

    Carla Cee

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  3. And don't have any of those items too. I don't think bloggers have to follow all trends :) xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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  4. I'm totally dreaming about the Valentino Rockstud!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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  5. I agree these trends were everywhere this summer! The only one that I like is the shoes! I am very tired of seeing the Zaza skorts!!!!! And the jersey trend looks ridiculous to me as I am a very dressy person! I am glad you don't own any of these as you have a great style! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  6. I don't own any of these items; when I see that a lot of fashion bloggers show off a certain item, I deliberately avoid it. And glad to read that I'm not the only one who is struggling with Zara sizes!

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  7. Mmm, just like you said, I don't own any of the items... maybe the football shirt from when I studied in San Diego, but it won't fit me today :) But I liked all the items! I don't think I will wear them anyway... I think they wouldn't look nice on me :) denisesplanet com

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  8. Like yourself, I also don't have any of the 3 "it" pieces that you have listed so I guess I'm not very fashionable fashion blogger. At the same time, I'm not against the trend and I enjoyed watching how various bloggers interpreted this skort trend.

    My problem with Zara is also the sizes, I haven't tried the skort in question but I'm pretty sure it would have been too short for me. My reasons are pretty much the same as yours, can't afford Valentino and soccer is also the main sport in my country.

    Fun post to read, nice job!

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  9. I honestly did not like these trends much but there is no denying that they have become really popular in the fashion clan this season. And I totally agree with you that they will outlast summer for sure. Surprisingly, I had seen the Zara skort on Sheinside, persunmall and other sites before I saw it in Zara!!
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  10. foootball shirts! i love them!!



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  11. I think that I should get the studded heels right now, I should have done it before!

    http://fashion-beam.blogspot.com

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  12. I totally agree with you, these trends will definitely be around for a while! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  13. Den Zara Skort hatte ich mir auch geholt, die werde ich definitiv auch zu Tights tragen im Herbst!

    Liebste Grüße

    Andrea

    http://andysparkles.blogspot.de/
    http://www.facebook.com/andysparkles.blog

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  14. I buy things because I like them! Though I do get influenced by others bloggers sometimes, like those IM sneakers, I wouldn't have looked twice at them had it not been EVERYWHERE. LOL

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  15. Love those Valentino Rock Stud shoes. Lots of ladies are wearing them over here in Toronto.

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  16. i actually told myself i wouldn't get the zara skort coz everyone and their mother had it, but when i tried it in store and it was super comfy and flattering, i couldn't help it!! hahaha!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  17. I support the varsity football trend. The skort i'm already sick of seing it and as you said is not ver y friendly for certain types of bodies. The shoes, they're just ugly for my taste.

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  18. Hmm I see the point you're making... I've only succumbed to the bloggers' trends once and it is kinda nice having the "it" item... But it;s definitely not always worth it ;)

    Hayfa
    http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Just love it!


    Kisses ,

    Silvia

    www.rock-and-roses.blogspot.ro

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  20. I was in one of our Zara shops recently and there was a pile of those skorts - still.:) I mean come on!!!! Do everyone have to look the same?? Besides, that skort only looks good from the front, it's hideous from the side or from the back.:) But the fact that something becomes so popular creates another problem if you ask me. If you hate looking like everyone else, but you really like an item that everyone's wearing - do you get it or not?:)

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  21. Great post! My favourite is the look no.3 and I think bloggers don't have to follow all the trends, maybe it's just the opposite, shouldn't they create new ones themselves? :) Personally, I don't like the "skorts" very much.. :)

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  22. So stylish, so beautiful! I love these outfits!!

    New Post up...
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  23. They are really perfect.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  24. I love the zara shorts!

    http://timeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  25. I like also those ´´valentino´´ heels they look cool

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  26. Carmen, you got a very nice post idea, I agree with you. In particular, Valentino studded heels and the skorts are the ones I love most and would love to get also for fall/winter! Kisses! xo

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