STYLE GURU STYLE: The Biggest Fashion Risk

STYLE GURU STYLE: The Biggest Fashion Risk

To combine two or more trends is as treacherous of a task as it is worrisome. Why? Because trends are risks in and of themselves. They are typically short-lived, and come and go quicker than the seasons can change. Thus, buying trendy pieces becomes a risky endeavor, never knowing for sure if the trend will be “so last year,” by next season.

While trends may get a bad reputation for being expensive and ephemeral, they most certainly are not 100 percent bad. Incorporating trendy pieces into an otherwise bland outfit can make a world of difference. Take my outfit here for example: a simple white T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers—eternally stylish. With that said, classic looks run the risk of being too boring. I incorporated a neck scarf to revamp my outfit, allowing it to be both classic and current.

I chose to channel and combine different vibes with this outfit, yet another risk that I decided to take. My Levi’s jeans emanate a vintage vibe while my neck scarf channels a vibe reminiscent of the 1970s, and/or a cute little European villa. I call this mad creation vintage-Euro vibes!

My little lesson here is be the biggest perpetrator of the fashion world, if you want. Go crazy. Be absolutely wild! Don’t ever let a rule book or suggestion, deter you from showing others, through your personal style, how awesome you are! Yes, trends can be scary. Yes, combining more than one can be even scarier. Letting others dictate your own personal expression is what is scariest of them all.