Lose This, Redo That in 2013…
Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and being trendy… particularly, after 25ish.
Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos.
On trend is staying modern, looking fresh and never dated.
It is OK to add a few throwaway trendy pieces here and there just fun of it. But please don’t make a heavy-handed diet of trendy or you’ll risk looking like a fashion victim and no one wants that.
Here’s a quick fashion cheat sheet of 5 trends to trash or switch to update your look in 2013:
Trend to Trash: Tangeriny coral worn as a focal point. The trend color 2012 overdosed as a wardrobe single color must-have.
Switch It Up: Layer up shades on a theme to create a tonal palette of corals, rose, and tangerine a la Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2013. Or, unite it with neutral camel for some extra pop, like in the photo above.
Trend to Trash: Peplums worn as a feminine dress.
Switch It Up: Use the solid flounce to ground an oversize print by way of a flowing skirt, wild pants, or jazzy cropped jacket.
Trend to Trash: Belly baring low rise pants. Plumber’s butt has burst its pipes!
Switch It Up: Boxy crop tops that highlight the upper midriff and are proportionate with pants that hit your natural waist. Want the look but don’t have the abs? Try a cropped jacket over a longer top. Longer sweaters cover the overexposed areas of pants already in your closet. Here’s how to wear a crop top.
Trend to Trash: Glitter addicted shoes and accessories. Dorothy has left the building.
Switch It Up: Bermuda shorts and longer shorts are a sophisticated, flattering, and appropriate summer city shorts look.
SHOPPING picks in store now to think about: