Styling Tip of the Month: Mix Bold Trends with Classic Pieces for a Fashion-Forward Look


As they say “the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward,” and being a leader in fashion trends is all about taking risks. That being said, you don’t have to take a huge risk to be considered fashion forward. 

If you love the classics but also have a desire to try out a new bold trend, why not combine the two for a look that’s all your own? Mixing old classics with a daring fashion trend is a great way to start taking some fashion risks! To give you an idea of how it’s done, here are a few of my favorite old-meets-bold combos:

Give the One-Earring Trend More Edge with a Black Leather Jacket

It’s somewhat difficult to sport only one earring without everyone asking you if you lost the other one by accident. To pull off this trend, there are a few things that you need to know. 

For starters, the earring should be large and bold because this trend doesn’t really work with dainty pieces. As cute and timeless as your small diamond studs are, you will need something that makes more of a statement. For an idea of what we’re talking about, check out the big and bold statement earrings from the runways this year.

Once you have the statement earring, the rest of your outfit needs to reinforce the fact that your single earring was a chic decision rather than a mistake. A black leather jacket is perfect to wear with one earring because it’s a timeless piece that also gives you some edge.


Metallic with Classic Blue Jeans

Sporting shimmering metallic can be intimidating for the many women who aren’t used to the flashy, futuristic it can give off. If you don’t want to risk ending up looking like you’re in a bad space movie, you can significantly reduce the effect by pairing one metallic piece with some classic blue jeans.

We have nothing against rocking a hot metallic dress for a New Year’s Eve party, but pairing blue jeans with a metallic piece works extremely well if you want to add some shimmer to your everyday look.  

An Oversized Coat with Vibrant Stripes

Every fashion-savvy woman needs a statement coat. Bold stripes in red and yellow hues were hot on the runway during New York Fashion Week, and you can incorporate them into the classic oversized coat for a fashion-forward look. Neutral colors such as gray, black, and tan are common for oversized coats, but you can turn heads by wearing one with bold stripes that demand attention. Just remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple with neutrals, and you will have an effortlessly trendy look that isn’t over the top.

Revamp Your Little Black Dress

Elegant and timeless, the little black dress is something that every woman needs to have in their closet. If you’ve worn your LBD numerous times, and things are beginning to get boring, it’s time to revamp your black dress into something fresh and exciting.

You have a few options. If you don’t want to throw out your old LBD just yet, you can slip a white shirt underneath for a throwback 90s look that many celebrities are currently sporting.  Because the two pieces are simple, you will want to play up your accessories with this look. 

Another option is to opt for a completely new black dress that bares the shoulders. Not only is this the mega-trend of 2016, but it’s also a subtly sexy way to bare some skin.

Must-Have Solid Color Blazer in Velvet

Simple blazers in black or blue are popular for fall wear and have been in vogue for ages now.  Whether over slacks, a skirt, or even your favorite pair of skinny jeans, blazers can really tie together your look. 

Being the fashion-forward lady that you are, a simple blazer is no longer cutting it this season. The velvet movement is taking off now, and one easy way for you to dip your toes in the trend is by wearing a velvet blazer! Velvet feels and looks like a luxurious material, but it is actually quite inexpensive. With too much of this material, you risk feeling a bit too regal. But with a solid color velvet blazer, you can achieve just the right amount of the soft material without feeling overly royal.

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