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Sometimes it seems as if there’s nothing new under the sun. While one company goes out of business and another is created somewhere else, ultimately the clothes usually turn out roughly the same year after year. Other than avant garde fashions that come and go at random, there is not that much originality in the fashion world. So it makes sense people are so grounded in the moment, when it comes to the clothes they’re wearing.
What is popular today is ultimately going to be known as ugly and ridiculous in a few years, if not a few months. The fashion world is so grounded in the moment because there is the silent recognition that today is a fleeting part of a neverending journey. When you look back at pictures of yourself a few years down the line, you are supposed to be a little horrified at what you see. This keeps you humble, and allows you to have a good laugh at who you used to be, even if you were 20 pounds lighter back then.
So enjoy today’s fashions, and be careful to keep a few “evergreen” outfits in your closet. While most fashions will be gone the next time the wind blows with particular fierceness, a few things are never going out of style. Jeans and a t-shirt, a basic sport coat and a little black dress are just a few examples of some veritable rocks of the fashion world. From a base of those few items, you can rebuild your ensemble no matter what the future might bring. This is good, because fashion never looks far ahead.