She was wearing one of the "it" colors for Spring (mustard yellow) in a combination that I think is hot right now (gray and yellow). The jacket even brings in a little of the military trend with the pockets and gold buttons -
She said she bought this jacket a few years ago and was not aware that it was particularly "in style" right now. I think fashion trends are moving so quickly that you can just buy what you like and in a few years it will be "in".
I certainly don't think we should be slaves to "trends" that other people decide for us. However, we can be inspired by them to try new looks and colors. I was encouraged by this "mustard" trend to purchase the shoes seen in my previous post here.