Trend Dressing: The Dos and Don'ts
From clothes and the weather to the stock market - everyone is obsessed with trends.
Because trends help us predict what may happen in the future, so we can plan accordingly.
The key is not necessarily knowing the trends, it's knowing how to apply them.
As a stylist, my job is to study the trends and help my readers, my clients, my audience, etc., apply them. Said another way, my job is to 'take them from the runway to reality.'
Let's face it, I don't own a runway and you probably don't either. Therefore, our wardrobe has to suit our reality. But, before we dive into an interpretation of this fall's trends, here's a quick checklist of Dos and Don't.
Don't rely solely on apparel to be 'on trend.' For example, one of the hottest colors for Fall is Millennial Purple. If this color doesn't flatter your skin tone, consider incorporating into your look through accessories.
Don't concern yourself about wearing a trend more than once in your life. That rule is so out of date. Truth be told, if all of us adhered to it, we'd probably be grocery shopping in the nude!
Don't spend a lot of money on trendy pieces that are likely to go out of style next year. Invest in the classics - like great white blouses and easy white t-shirts - and be frugal when it comes to adding trendy pieces to your wardrobe.
Do mix inexpensive trendy pieces and investment-level classic pieces for an overall upscale look. Do remember to update your hair style and your makeup. A perfect 'on trend' and flattering outfit can be instantly ruined by last year's, or worse yet, last decade's hair style.
Do choose trends that are age appropriate. Sometimes, you just have to say, 'no!'