It's funny how quickly my fashion fads tend to cycle. I don't really think it's a reflection of that whole fast fashion thing that gets bandied about, but more my own general fickleness. With most things in life I have a relatively short attention span - try it out, like it, do it to the point I think it's 'done', quit - but with clothing the pace tends to move that bit faster. Organising all my clothes to deal with this heat (and now humidity, joy...) I'm rediscovering all the pieces I was obsessing about this time last year. In the run up to Christmas I was particularly into bags and clutches, but last summer it was all about the statement graphic t-shirt. There's something very easy about a striking tee, you can just throw one on with fairly minimal accompaniments and still have a really distinctive look. It's as close as men usually get to women's outfit-all-in-one: the dress. Of course it's a problem if someone else has gone for the exact same t-shirt - you're going to look identical - so I'm glad I didn't end up picking the most popular of the Givenchy SS11 collection (and thank Moomin I didn't get one of the rottweiler prints, they're bloody everywhere!).
Even though my tastes change rapidly, I know I'll always come back to them eventually, which is the main reason I almost never throw out or sell off my clothes the way I know a lot of other bloggers seem to. Give it five years and I'll love it again. And when I'm ancient I'll be able to auction off the Ford Collection at Christie's. Take these ripped denim shorts as an example - I've had them for about seven years but this summer I can tell they're going to get a lot of use already.
Wearing: t-shirt by Givenchy, shorts by Gap.