I was shopping with a client on Wednesday when I spotted a fellow shopper wearing what seemed like every trend for 2011. Wearing head-to-toe trends made it seem like she was trying too hard. I knew that she would look back on photos and be able to pinpoint the exact date of the picture. This is something that I try to avoid. Am I successful all the time? No. But I try to combine of-the-moment-pieces with classic pieces. I don’t want to look back on pictures and say, “Oh. That is when I started reading blogs and thought that I could mix patterns, wear open toe booties, colored tights, and a neon necklace all at once!!! ”
So, how many trendy pieces are too many? 1? 2? 5? I don’t think there is an exact number, but I always think your trendy pieces should be grounded by classics. If you are wearing a colored skinny jean (very trendy!) the rest of your look should be classic. It doesn’t get more classic than a white button down shirt and navy blazer. These pieces play well with the trendy jean and allow you to look current, but not like you are trying too hard. The second look features a camel sweater; camel is a classic color and is a great contrast to a colored jean.
Whenever you are wearing trendy pieces, remember that it is important to incorporate classics in your look. Piling on trends creates a look that might make you cringe later. Who wants that? So, how many trends do you wear at once? Do you have a specific formula you follow?