Always On Trend

In a recent post we talked about basics in our wardrobe.  Much of what was mentioned was plain colours, standard shapes and essentials.  But how can we remain on trend when we only the basics in our wardrobe?  Well, of course that’s where I come in with some styling tips!

1 Jewellery – add some colour or some drama with a statement necklace, keep the look subtle with a simple bangle or go dramatic with an oversized watch

2 Layering – whether this is an obvious addition like a cardigan or a subtle light coloured vest showing below a darker coloured top. A sleeveless jacket over a coat, or the layers that you don’t see to wear your S/S when the temperature still feels like A/W!

3 Tuck and Roll – an all over tight tuck into your skirt, a front tuck into trousers, a roll of the cuff or messy fold of the full sleeve

4 Footwear – flats to dress down an otherwise smart look, heels to dress up your casual jeans and tee

5 Outerwear – add the texture (fur or leather), the shape (bomber or fitted jacket), the colour (swing coat or shawl)

6 Accessories – the giant scarf, the oversized handbag, the pussybow.  I see that patterned tights are returning for A/W16, update now to be ahead of the trends!

7 One trend shop – check the current trends and select one piece to add to your basics collection, something you can easily mix and match with many of your basics

I’ll be talking about S/S16 trends in a future post, pick your favourite colours, shapes and textures and build your S/S wardrobe around this.  If  is a trend that suits you, or you really like, it will maybe become part of your basics.

*images from Pinterest*

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