Each season, we are introduced to new trends, styles, colors and textures. Fashion forecasters tell us which trends are going to be worn by bloggers, models and influencers. It can be difficult to determine which trends you want to incorporate into your wardrobe and which trends you want to leave on the shelf. There are a few tricks that we, at Jackie, love to use to test out the latest and greatest trends before we get too invested.
We like to keep things simple. When it comes to what you wear and how you choose to get dressed each morning, you should wear what you love! It doesn’t have to be complicated and it shouldn’t be. Think about what goes through your mind when you choose your outfit for the day. Are you dressing for comfort? Are you dressing to impress? No matter what you are aiming to accomplish, you should always be pushing your comfort zone inch by inch. Testing new trends is a great way to break out of your comfort zone and fall more in love with your personal style. Keep reading for Jackie’s three tricks to see if a trend works for you.
Set aside time to explore this season’s hottest trends. Whether that be by scrolling through Vogue’s runway looks, online shopping your favorite stores, or spending a few minutes each day on Pinterest, find an outlet to educate yourself on what is trending. You are sure to find styles you can’t wait to try and trends that you might not want to bring with you into the next season. It is only going to help you feel more confident in looks you love and brands you can’t wait to wear.
One of our favorite ways to help our Jackie ladies explore their style is pointing them directly to our Style Quiz. It takes just five minutes and is sure to help you explore your personal styling preferences and give you direction when deciding which trends you want to explore in the months to come.
When it comes to testing trends, accessories are the answer. For example, are you loving animal print, but you aren’t sure you can pull it off? Grab an animal print shoe or clutch to give it a try. Are you loving the comeback neon is making this spring, but you aren’t sure it’s for you? Try a bold earring or an elegant headband.
The takeaway here is that you don’t have to go all in at once. You can slowly push the walls of your comfort zone with well-placed accessories that help you build your confidence within the ever-changing, seasonal trends. Having the opportunity to put these trends to the test is only going to help you feel more confident to go bigger and bolder with new styles and wardrobe choices.
Don’t ever feel like you are in this alone. Having someone you can talk to about your personal style and the impact it can have on you makes all the difference. It is important to remember that style goes beyond the clothes you wear. It is about cultivating a wardrobe that makes you feel empowered, uplifted and confident.
If you feel like you might need some extra support, do not hesitate to reach out to the Jackie Styling Team. It is our goal to have meaningful conversations with women across the US about the impact that styling has on our lives. We, as women, care so deeply for those around us. Create space to care for yourself too. Invest in a relationship with a stylist who wants to know more about you than what sizes you wear.