Women's Fashion

The 3-Question Method to Figure Out If Something Is Timeless or Trendy

TikTok has opened up a fresh space to discuss a range of topics in new ways—among them is fashion. Creators are touching on fashion in a range of ways, but stylist and TikTok “fashion teacher” Allison Bornstein‘s conversations about style and shopping have especially resonated. Earlier this year, we spoke with Bornstein about her “three-word method” to find your personal style (an approach that boils down to finding three words that describe your current style and the style that you aspire to have) as it went TikTok viral. 

Now, the stylist has a new method that’s gaining attention on TikTok that dissects pieces to figure out if they’re trendy or timeless. Her “three-question method” involves asking yourself three key questions to decide whether something is a fleeting trend or if it is a piece worth purchasing that has staying power. “I advise clients on a lot of purchases and they often will ask me if something is just a trend or if it is worth purchasing,” Bornstein tells Who What Wear. “I like to try to help them make smart shopping decisions and avoid buying things that they will tire of or won’t wear, so I usually walk them through these questions.”

Ahead, see more on her three-question method that can help you make smart purchases—whether it’s a new pair of trainers or the right loafer silhouette.