How to Wear Fashion Trends
"How to Look Trendy On a Budget - The Chic Way!"
On this page you'll find styling tips and tricks on how to wear the current fashion trends.
Fashion trends are a whirlwind.
If you don't keep up with the latest trends, your style might look 'outdated'. But if you just slap on
some trendy clothes that the magazines are saying are "hot" right now, chances are that you'll end up looking ridiculous!
That's why it's important to have a basic knowledge in styling and balancing out your outfits - this page will give you a helping hand in looking chic, well-dressed and trendy!
The latest fashion trends stir a crazy excitement every season and they change so fast that our wallets might have difficulties keeping up. So how do you get it right? How do you adapt to the trends?
How to Update Your Closet with the Latest Fashion Trends
You need the right dose of trends and basics in one.
Using fashion accessories can be cost-effective because they can completely change the look and feel of an outfit. Wearing a trendy focal garment on the other hand creates a stronger fashion statement which is a great way to draw attention to your outfit.
How to Update Your Closet on a BudgetLooking stylish doesn't involve wearing expensive designer clothes. In fact, it's the little things that can transform your look. You can take a plain black top and turn it into various fashion looks - from classy to bohemian, trendy to urban, and even cute and quirky.
Fashion Accessories are Flexible
You know, cheap fashion accessories can do so much for you.
Your closet can easily be updated with fashion accessories. They're not always cheap (it depends on how much you spend! They can quickly add up), but the beauty is that they're flexible in creating multiple look. Compared to a trendy print cardigan, an accessory changes the mood of your ensemble.
How to Create Different Looks with Accessories
Let's say you want to wear a simple black dress. Depending on what kind of image you want to project, you can use accessories to achieve various looks to adapt to different occasions, mood and even climate.
You can keep it safe and classy without drawing too much attention - with simple diamond stud earrings, pearl bracelet, basic black pumps and a chic clutch envelope.
But if you really want to stretch your style envelope, experiment with various accessories to add bells and whistles to your black dress.
Here's how accessories can transform a black dress:
See how we can use trendy accessories to turn that black dress from drab to fab?
The beauty with trendy accessories is that you can customize the look of a basic clothing into different styles & fashion look for all kinds of occasions!
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The Right Way to Look TrendyStyling with fashion accessories is the most cost-effective (not necessarily cheaper, but more flexible!) way to update your closet with the latest fashion trends. However using a trendy garment as a focal point of your outfit creates a stronger style impact which is useful for making an impression or simply having fun with fashion!
The 50/50 Staples and Trends
A combination of 50/50 staples (Wardrobe Essentials) and fashion trends is the way to go if you want to look trendy without having 'fashion victim' glued on your forehead. Too many fancy details distract the eye and scream FAD, but a well-balanced outfit says classy and chic.
Tip: A rule of thumb is if your outfit seems to take the attention away from the person wearing it and you feel uncomfortable, then add basics to downplay it.
If you want to save money, I suggest that trendy fashion pieces shouldn't take up more than 30% of your wardrobe. Maybe a bit more if you have the money. Compared to in-the-minute trendy pieces, basics are much easier to combine into multiple outfits.
How to Keep it Balanced with the Current Fashion Trends
Let's say you want to co-ordinate a bright print dress. It's perfect and reflects your true clothing personality, but it might come out loud or inappropriate for the occasion you want to wear it for.
Instead of piling on trendy and busy details (left), select simpler closet basics that help balance out the loud look.
Notice how the classic pieces are balancing the overall look of that fun Missoni striped dress?
As you can also see, the plain solid colored accessories can downplay a heavily trendy dress!
1. For a rich but simple look: Gold hoop earrings, structured brown hobo bag and brown sandals
2. For a trendy but sleek look: Pearl stud earrings, simple pink simple handbag and tan ankle boots
3. For a classy-chic look: Pearl stud earrings, croc-textured handbag in dark neutral, black tights and black ankle wedge boots.
(or dig into the trend-archives)
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