Millennial Generation Fashion Trends: Sabrina Saxon
I decided to do something a little different for this blog. I conducted an interview with a 23-year-old named Sabrina Saxon, who will be my fashion consultant today from the perspective of the millennial generation fashion trends.
Sabrina realizes that a number of fashion statements that were trendy in past generations have come back, and they really work. But you have to give them a try.
“What may have worked yesterday, does not work today!”
Let’s talk about some millennial generation fashion trends that borrow from old trends and some trends that don’t work at all.
What was cool then, but not so cool now!
Sabrina remembers statement clothes like short shirts that showed half of your stomach.
“I never complied with that trend. It just wasn’t a look for me. I never felt comfortable, so I never adopted it. That’s one trend I don’t think will be coming back, but, of course, I could be wrong. It’s all about the longer shirts; extra long shirts that are worn outside of the jeans instead of tucked inside. However, because jeans have been developed with a lower rise, tucked in shirts do work accented with really cool belts. Speaking of belts, there are so many new styles; obi belts, stretch belts, thin belts, chunky belts and embellished belts.
Then, our discussion turned to tight jeans. You know, the ones where you had to lay flat on your bed just to get them zipped? Talk about uncomfortable. How did we ever wear those? I don’t even remember what it feels like to wear jeans without stretch.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]And then there were high-waisted jeans. Looking back, it’s amazing that we thought we looked good. Now, don’t get high-waist dressier pants confused with the former jeans. High-waist pants, even some jeans, are starting to become popular again.[/perfectpullquote]
“The basic jeans available on the market now are mid-rise, low-rise, and those that sit right at the waist. And the stretch is here to stay. Low-rise jeans available on the market are not like those in recent years that showed your bum while squatting. They’ve increased the rise in the back while the front sits below the belly button.”
Sabrina prefers the revamped stretch low-rise jeans as she finds them more comfortable.
“Thank goodness for stretch!”
The worst fashion problem of all?
Big hair! This is an absolute no-no.
Big hair was huge in the 80’s. When I say huge, I mean sky high. I wore big hair in the 80’s. But, as I looked through my yearbook, I noticed some girls had hair so high it was. They disturbing. They were basically flammable because of the hairspray they used. Sabrina defines big hair today as bouncy and free, without the use of ultimate hold hairspray that makes your hair feel crunchy.
This picture may seem extreme, but many girls wore their hair this high and full. I have pictures that are even worse than this.
What was cool then, yet still cool now!!
Sabrina agrees some things that were cool in the past still work in today’s New Fashion Trends.
“As a young woman in the career world, I still go by the classic, basic clothes needed in every young woman’s wardrobe. I am very conscious of where I am in life and what’s needed to look professional. However, I believe a woman should have basic classics even outside of the office.”
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“Everyone should have that little black dress that could be dressed up or dressed down. You can accessorize with shoes, jewelry, and handbags to change the look completely. Remember, it’s not necessary to match your shoes with your handbag. Any color handbag will make the black pop and add color. Other staples include black pants, white shirt, blazer, a black and neutral handbag and same color shoes. I stress that these are just basic staples. Then, you get into the fun part.”
Chunky jewelry has always been in the millennial generation fashion trends. Today’s pieces are tweaked a bit, but the idea is ultimately the same.
Sabrina likes to choose a few statement pieces, have some other medium-sized pieces, and then include the classic pieces. Notice I repeat classic a lot? That’s because classic will never go out of style. Dainty pieces, such as cubic zirconia stud earrings (or diamonds, if you can afford them) bracelets, and rings are included in this category.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Sabrina adds that “there is no such thing as having to match your colors of metals either. Wear yellow gold with silver and rose gold. Whatever you fancy. Jewelry can be changed up in a million different ways.”[/perfectpullquote]
Jean jackets have been worn for years, however, they’ve changed in style. No more boxy cuts. Today’s jackets are more feminine and designed to fit a woman’s curves while still looking like your classic jean jacket. Throw it on over jeans and a nice shirt, and you’re good to go.
Charlie stylists know what works and what doesn’t. Stylists are aware of the difference between passe and up-to-date fashion, including millennial generation fashion trends. Although most former statements have been thrown out the window, classic styles should always be included in your wardrobe.
Millennial Generation Fashion Trends and Foundations
Sabrina mentioned one more thing.
“Foundation pieces are very important. Please get measured to ensure you’re wearing the right size bra. For years, I wore the wrong size and could never figure out why they were so uncomfortable. My neighbor happens to work at Victoria’s Secret, and one morning I sat on her porch and we talked about different things. Victoria’s Secret just happened to be having their semi-annual sale, so I told her I needed new bras. I have no idea how we started talking about what size I wore, but she straight out told me I was definitely wearing the wrong size.
“She told me this just by looking at me. So, I went to the store and got measured. Well, she was spot on. I couldn’t believe it. So, from then on, my bras were actually comfortable! Speaking of bras, I might as well mention panties. There are so many different styles; boyshorts, hipsters, bikinis, thongs, briefs, cheeky. I personally like the hipsters. They fit well and do not ride up your rear!”
As Sabrina learned, trends come and go, but the classic pieces will always be here to stay.
This blog reviews what’s cool and what’s not so cool. But Charlie stylists are always here for you to give you the latest millennial generation fashion trends that actually look good.
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