Test Drive x Embroidery + 4 Tips to Mastering Style Trends

Monday, May 1, 2017

I'm kicking off May with a brand new style post!
+ can we talk about how it's even MAY ALREADY?! {April went by so fast!} 
Today, I am sharing a few tips when it comes to mastering style trends. Let's face it, there are always SO many trends to try, but you may wonder where to start or if they are even worth your time + money. As always, I got you girl! Let's get started!

Don't Break The Bank For It
This is my first tip when it comes to test driving trends. + that's the main reason why...IT'S A TREND! Unfortunately, trends fade fast, + living in the Midwest, we always seem to be the last to get the style memo. So unless you are on the pulse of fashion, step away from the off the shoulder tops! {For now!} Generally, I don't spend over $20 for much, ESPECIALLY not a trend. {Unless I REALLY love the piece or its going to last me forever.} Before you rush out + buy that must have piece, make sure you have an idea of how much you want to spend.

Stick To Neutrals
 No matter the trend, it's best to stick to neutral colors or classic silhouettes. That way you can get a lot of mileage out of your piece + mix + match it throughout your existing wardrobe. + if/when it goes "out of style", you can still get away with it. I like to stick to black, white, or nude when trying trends. My black floral embroidery top from SheIn is the perfect example of this. I can wear it with distressed jeans now, white shorts in the summertime, + even a black leather skirt when fall rolls around. Win, Win, Win!

Don't Go Crazy
When you finally choose what trend you are going to test drive, DON'T GO CRAZY! {See Off the Shoulder comment in tip one! Lol!} Personally, I try not to purchase more than three of what I like! Fortunately, this is my one + only embroidered piece, so if I do decide to add more I would go for a dress or skirt option to mix things up. Trust me, you don't want to go all in for multiple trends. That is the quickest way to wardrobe turnover + spending more money than necessary.

Test Drive When YOU'RE Ready
My final + favorite tip - DO YOU, BOO! Seriously, test drive trends when you're ready to. It's so easy to get caught up in the hype when it comes to fashion trends. Wearing certain pieces because EVERYONE has it. What's most important is that you feel CONFIDENT in whatever you wear. That's when you become a true style leader, no matter the trend. 

What trends are you test driving this season? Comment your favorites below! 
Thanks for spending your Monday with me! 
Happy Styling!

Outfit Details
Leather Effect Jacket | Zara {Here}
Black Embroidered Rose Applique Mesh Top | SheIn {Here}
Distressed Jeans | Target {Similar Here}
Lace Up Flats | DSW {Similar Here}

*All photos were taken by Ashley Wierenga of Sincerely Ashley!