This weekend I tried on a pair of Born lace-up oxford brogue shoes. I have been eyeballing and secretly coveting a pair of these babies for over a year, envisioning what I could wear them with. But when I got them on my feet at Dillard’s, they didn’t look like me at all.
They were great. But not on me.
Borrowed from menswear, the oxfords just looked like I was wearing boy’s shoes. Since I have short hair, that probably wasn’t making it any better. So, instead of trying to force the issue, I left. Empty handed.
If, like me, you discover a trend you absolutely love doesn’t work for your body type, your personal coloring or personal style, it’s okay. Some fashion trends are better left for other people.