While I like to be a stylish chic and keep some on trend items/looks in my closet, I never allow myself to be a slave to trends. Trends are tricky. They are fleeting and often only suit a small percentage of women. However, when something as simple (and classic) as black and white comes along, I jump on board.
A few things to keep in mind when trying to incorporate trendy items into your wardrobe:
1) Don’t invest too much money into a trendy piece. If you’re wanting to try out a look that you feel will probably only be here for the season, then do some bargain shopping. Stores like H&M or Forever 21 are perfect for a quick trend fix. Thrift shops can be another great way to save money. Remember, most things in fashion aren’t new, so you just might come across the perfect vintage find.
2) Do you have other pieces in your closet already that you can mix and match with? Don’t make the mistake of buying an item that can only be worn one way. This skirt is a new piece for me. I wore it on cooler days with opaque tights and a knit top. Now that the days are warmer, I’m opting for bare legs and a flowy blouse.
3) Do you like it? Don’t feel you need to jump on the band wagon and buy into a trend just because the magazines are telling you it’s hot. If you don’t feel amazing in an item, don’t buy it. It will inevitably end up collecting dust in your closet for a couple years before you donate it with the tags still on it.