So much of pulling off a trend (or any article of clothing for that matter) is being real about your proportions. How something fits or drapes on your body is the main factor in how it will appear. Because clothes aren’t custom made for you, don’t be too discouraged if you’re having trouble fitting into one particular size – and don’t assume just because you are a certain size in one brand, you are the same in all others.
I still believe that any (ok I guess most) looks can be achieved by everyone, but you might have to get creative and adapt the season’s trends to your body. For instance, if you are loving the nautical bold stripes that are still everywhere, but are concerned about them not be flattering, implement the idea into your beauty regime and paint a bold stripe on your nails or maybe integrate it into an accessory.
Tailoring can be your best friend here. But, you can also make smart purchases that are geared towards maximizing your assets. Knowing how to create illusions with your clothing will greatly benefit how you look. Adapting any trend to your body is universally the same regardless of what piece you are trying to pull off. Rules are made to be broken, but here are some guidelines to keep in mind…
|Looking Taller/Thinner||-Light weight clothing-Smaller prints-Vertical stripes
-Leave jackets open
-Long accessories like necklaces and scarves
|-Low rise pants-Big belts-Cropped/Short pants
-Tuck in your shirt
-Very oversized clothing
-Too many layers
-Finding the right undergarments
|Looking Shorter/Curvier||-Bold prints-Create lines/Define waistline-Fitted, tailored pieces
-Add layers/accessories to create shape
|-Overly tight clothing-Baggy clothing-Find the right undergarments|
Below, I broke down some of my favorite trends that are everywhere right now. Because I can’t go over every shape/size combination (there’s a million of them!), try to combine the above methods to make them work or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific direction on how to make a certain trend work for you. Remember, this is supposed to be fun, not frustrating!
Dip Dye/Ombre/Color Blocking:
Blast From The Past:
*make crop tops modern by wearing over a maxi dress, tank or with a high waisted skirt so you are only showing a little bit of skin
*all photos taken from websites descriptions are linked to