That peplum top gives you the hips of a Tyrannosaurus.
Pastels wash out your skin and make you look like the main subject in an episode of Intervention.
The feeling of lace against your skin is reminiscent of that bout with poison ivy at summer camp.
Every season does not bring trends that flatter every figure. Don’t run for the hills to live as a style recluse until fall!
Live above the trends!
Oh yes, you read that correctly, your eyes do not deceive you. Assert your personal style over the current craze.
It’s a great advantage to have clothing readily available to play up your innate femininity. But let’s be honest, sometimes you pass the menswear department and long for the cool comfort of their relaxed jeans as opposed to your suffocating skinnies! Revive your boyfriend jeans! You’ll breeze around town radiating a So-Cal vibe when you pair a sun-bleached cropped t-shirt with boyfriend jeans. Get on your never-out-of-style soap box in an Oxford button down and the relaxed jeans. Accessorize with a great pair of wedge heels.
Images from shop.denimrefinery.com & denimology.com
(Tip: You don’t want to take the borrowed from the boys look too far! Make sure your oxford has very feminine details and construction.)
Got an old jumpsuit from the Dynasty days in the back of your mom’s closet? Grab that relic and cut out those puff sleeves. Leave the edges frayed or trim them in an ethnic fabric. Now just roll up the pant to your calf, add a big belt (or two), chunky bracelets a pair of colorful Espadrilles and viola timeless and gorgeous!
Images from bebe.com
If the current color blocking blitz is not your cup of tea, it’s always chic to don a monochromatic ensemble. Wearing one color head to toe gives the illusion of added height. It can also knock of ten pounds off faster than you can say, ‘Sign me up for a month of Zumba classes!’
Trends are guidelines, suggestions – not rules! Feel free to take them or leave them. Treat trends are like weather, if you don’t like ‘em wait ‘em out. They will surely change. On the magnificent occasion when your personal style and fashion trends eclipse, revel in your obviously elevated style choices! Tell everyone you predicted the return of (insert your favorite article of clothing here)! Remember trends start somewhere. Don’t be afraid to let them start with YOU!
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Edited by Cheryl Y. Hunt