By "recent" I guess I mean within the past two years. And by "trend" I mean...well, something that maybe makes this list of Angie's. Or others you might know about (and I don't!)
I'm a modern classic dresser who does indeed love to add a bit of "trend" every season. But looking back over my purchases, I can see clear patterns in what portions of my wardrobe lean to "trend" and which lean to more classic items. Of course, this will shift, depending on what the trends are and how much I warm to them. But here, for example, are some of my most "trendy" purchases of late.
Ripskirt is a wrap skirt. (On Angie's list).
Fair Isle sweater (winter before last).
Cropped wide legs (I've been wearing for a few years).
Belt -- western trend.
Booties -- ditto.
Sneakers -- platform sneaker trend.
I actually have far more footwear and accessories that fit the description "trendy" than I do of clothing. Anything that is clothing, I will wear for years, trendy or no, whereas a shoe I might (and often do) wear out in a season, and a belt or jewellery I will save for another year if I tire of it and it's still in good shape, or I will happily pass along.
I definitely prefer trendy denim, within certain parameters. I won't wear trends I don't like on myself, unless it's impossible to find anything else.
How about you? Are there categories of trendier items that tend to find their way into your closet or is it a fairly equal distribution of different categories?