How to Wear Tricky Trends

by Anna P. | August 14th, 2013 | Current Trends

cropThis season has brought us a lot of fun and youthful trends. It’s all about skinny denim, bold hues, leggings, and crop tops. For the rest of us who aren’t so youthful or daring to try bold trends, we have to wonder what is it that we can wear without appearing as if we’re trying too hard. Can we pull off some of these trends?  The good news is that you can easily wear almost any trend you want to as long as you know how to rock it.

1- Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are de rigueur right now and for good reason, as this style flatters most figures. Look for a pair in a dark or black wash for the most flattering look. Brighten up your overall look by pairing skinny dark jeans with a colorful tunic or long tee shirt. To define the silhouette, cinch the waist with a skinny belt. Add a pair of three inch platform sandals and a black leather hobo style bag to really elevate the look. As for jewelry, you should add bohemian pieces to the mix like metallic bangles and chandelier earrings with either turquoise or coral stones.

2- Crop Tops

Crop tops are even more intimidating than skinny jeans, especially if you’re older than 21 or you’re not keen on showing off your abs. It’s important to point out that the crop top is one of the most versatile layering pieces you will own. Try wearing a loose fitting crop top over a more form fitting camisole or wear a crop top underneath a light sweater. If you want to show off your abs while wearing a crop top, you should keep balance in mind. Pair your favorite crop style top with high-waisted pants or a skirt. Add a pair of cool tennis shoes in either red or navy blue. Accessorize with a brown leather tote and multiple strands of necklaces.

3- Leggings

Leggings are similar to skinny jeans in many ways, but it’s important to remember that this style is different and should be worn in a different way. Pair them with mini dresses or tee and skirt combos. It should be noted that leggings shouldn’t replace pants or a skirt, rather they should be worn as legwear or tights. Add a pair of pointy-toed flats, an oversized clutch, and chic bangles.

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