The present age is quite an exciting time for fashion.

Style inspirations no longer come solely from the runway and the monthly editions of fashion magazines. Likewise, fashion designers no longer monopolize trends.

Creative personalities on social media have strong influencing power as they make great style more accessible. You can actually turn to them more now (for instance, for styling ideas for cool denim jackets by Finchitua or some other trendy clothing piece) than to fashion publications.

Not taking chances

However, despite all these wonderful developments in fashion, there remain people who are wary of getting into trends to spice up their daily garb. They have a fear of failing to navigate new styles properly. For them, it’s better to just stick to the basics – the foolproof options.

Are you afraid of trying out trends because:

  • You’re not an agency model?
  • You think you can’t do them justice?
  • You’ll just look laughable?

Here’s a fun fact for you: Fashion trends are marketing strategies, so they are aimed at everyone. A style can’t be called a trend if it’s something that few people can get in on. So, don’t be afraid to give them a try.

To ease “Non-Risk-Taker You” into adopting a better, spicier style, here are six fashion trends that you can easily pull off.

  1. Statement shoes

Invest in a pair of “unconventional” footwear such as a pair of floral-print high heels, leopard print pumps or red suede thigh-high boots. The thing about statement shoes is that you can go basic with the rest of your outfit to balance the “scandalous” impact of the footwear.

Also, there’s essentially nothing too extraordinary with statement shoes. They feel and function the same way that your neutral-colored footwear do, but they give a whole new attitude to you and your entire outfit of the day or OOTD.

  1. Houndstooth patterns

This pattern is popular for skirts and coats. The Duchess of Cambridge wowed with a red houndstooth pattern coat recently, and a lot of famous men and women are rocking it as well.

It’s a pattern that everyone can wear because it has that conservative, old-world appeal. No matter what item you have in this pattern, you’ll definitely look smart and polished with it.

  1. The LBD

Nope – it’s not the Little Black Dress, but the Little Burgundy Dress. Burgundy is a universally flattering color and yet a lot of people don’t still don’t invest in burgundy pieces.

If you want a more fun but equally sophisticated alternative to the little black dress, next time you shop, choose a burgundy dress.

  1. Socks and heels

If you can’t afford statement shoes, invest in different colors and prints of socks to pair with your heels.

Socks are big style game-changers, but the lovely thing about them is that they make shoes more comfortable. Plus, who doesn’t love how warm and cozy they are to the feet?

These are also just two simple and affordable things that can take your basic work outfit to fun and funky.

  1. A denim shirt dress

It won’t make you look like a lumberjack — promise! A women’s denim shirt dress is a wonderful style investment because it’s versatile. It’s a stylish top to just about anything – leather skirt, floral skirt, dark denim pants, tights, and any type of khaki bottom.

Plus, you can style it in multiple ways. As a dress, you can top it with a long cardigan. Alternatively, you can layer it over another dress, belt it, button it differently so it looks like an off-shoulder dress, and many more.

There’s no shortage of possibilities with it – you’ll be quite satisfied to jump in on this trendy clothing item.

  1. A fringe skirt

Some people find this piece a little outrageous, but it simply is a pretty item to try. You can easily pair it with classic pieces such as a silk white blouse, a V-neck shirt or a tight pullover – anything. Likewise, it works for all body types.

You really just have to get over the fact that it has fun elements that have a lot of movement. Once you do, it’s just like any skirt you have in your wardrobe.

Start off your bolder style journey by trying out the fashion trends listed here. Once you’ve conquered these trends, for sure, taking more risks with your style will get easier and become more enjoyable over time.

AUTHOR BIO

Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.