Quote of the Day: Project Runway's Nina Garcia on Not Following Fashion Trends

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Project Runway judge and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia recently sat down with Time Out New York's Lisa Freedman to stump for her new book, The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart. She explains the "less-is-more" in her title:

It's more of a warning to choose carefully what you buy instead of going for the trends. I know some of them are available at very inexpensive prices, but you fill your closet with all this stuff that , in three months, you won't want anymore.

You'll end up spending more money than you save. If you invest in something a little more expensive with longevity, you'll use it more. How many girls do you see walking down the street in those faux-leather leggings? That trend is just like, ugh!

They were cool in the beginning, but now, if you go down to the Meatpacking District on a Thursday night, you're gonna see countless girls wearing very similar outfits. Do you want to be the girl that stands out or the girl with the uniform? Why would you want something that everybody else has?

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