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How to Wear the Trends

It’s that time of year.  Time for the fall trends to make their appearance in every fashion magazine, blog, website and in stores.  But are they really right for you?

Understanding the trends is one thing, but really finding one that you resonate with is a whole different matter.  Here are my best tips to help you navigate the trends with ease and grace, and know when you walk away.

1/ Choose Wisely

Each season there are multiple trends.  Choose one or two that really speak to you and find ways to incorporate them in to your wardrobe.  If it’s a look you’re not yet comfortable with, keep it subtle.  Try jewelry, handbags, shoes or accessories, then work your way up to larger items.

2/ Never Let a Trend Wear You

Wear only those trends that make you feel more like YOU, not like your BFF or your sister.  You want people to notice you for the right reasons, not because your outfit looks ridiculous or you feel uncomfortable.  If it doesn’t feel right, it won’t look right.

3/ Take it or Leave it

Just because it’s ‘in style’ doesn’t mean it’s right for you.  If skinny jeans are all the rage and you’re a pear shape, perhaps you’re better off skipping this trend and going with a bootcut.

4/ Make it Your Own

Think of the trends as merely suggestions for interpreting your own look each season. If you’e worked hard to cultivate a classic look built around crisp, tailored pieces, don’t rush right out and buy a wardrobe full of flowy layers.  Instead , try a new color or two that are on trend and choose a blouse or a pair of pants in one of the season’s best hues.

5/ Small Things

Sometimes the best way to try a trend is to dip your toe into it gradually.  Try a color, a piece of jewelry, a print in a scarf or shoes paired with your usual attire.  This allows you to maintain your individual style while bringing in the trends in subtle way.

What I always tell my clients is ‘take what works and leave the rest’.  Think of the trends as a smorgasbord.  You’re not going to try everything, just start with a few. From there feel free to experiment and see what’s right for you.

Need help? Our team of Stylistas are experts in helping you determine what your style is and how to wear the trends in a way that’s right for you.  Book your complimentary in-store appointment here and let us help you jump start your style for fall!

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