5 Trends You Don't Take Seriously (but Should)
If you're anything like us, you approach each season with a list of trends you want to test out. More often than not, though, it's the easier-to-relate-to looks that creep their way to the top of your fashion to-do list, pushing the harder-to-grasp trends toward the bottom. But believe it or not, even those "more challenging" looks can translate easily into your everyday life.
To prove it, we tapped celeb stylist and @fashioninstant Instagrammer Alex Sweterlitsch to fill us in on the trends that aren't as complicated as they seem.
Keep scrolling to check out the trends you need to add into your wardrobe rotation, and shop each look, too!
"The intimidating part of this trend for most women is finding the silhouette that most flatters their figure. My suggestion is to embrace fullness or interesting shapes if you are petite and to choose a body-con version if you have a larger bust." — Alex Sweterlitsch
"Spring runways showed fishnet as a key fabric for many designers, and even pre-fall collections (looking at you, Alexander Wang) offered up grommet-studded accessories that might remind you of a time when Hot Topic and Warped Tour were a thing. Try this trend with a subtle touch—think a fishnet tank peaking out from under a matching silk blouse or a grommet belt worn with tailored trousers." — Alex Sweterlitsch
"Slip dresses, camisoles with lace details, and silk pyjamas sound like the dress code for a really chic pyjama party, but actually these were some of the most common items on the runways. Less is more for this one, so do wear silk pyjama pants with a chic blazer and heels, but don’t wear this trend head-to-toe." — Alex Sweterlitsch
"Yellow is a key colour trend for 2016. My best advice for this one is applying some colour theory. Bronzed and darker skin tones should go for a bright shade; if you have fair skin, stick to pastel or rich marigold. If you’re still uneasy about wearing this trend, try out an accessory like a handbag or pair of simple pointed toe pumps with an otherwise understated neutral outfit." — Alex Sweterlitsch
"This season on the runways, stripes were big, they were bold, and they were everywhere. I know I immediately remembered the 'horizontal stripes are not your friend' style lesson, so for this, I recommend sticking to a stripe that runs on a diagonal—it offers the same visual impact but is more flattering for a variety of shapes." — Alex Sweterlitsch