Bright colors are the go-to trend of the season, but as with any sizzling hot fad, they burn out as fast as they blow up. The colors are a lot of fun, but everyone’s wearing them, so it’s hard to stand out from the crowd.
I like to incorporate the latest trends with my own style to create a unique look, otherwise my friends and I would look like we’re straight out of a Gap catalog. Trends are a great way to spice up your wardrobe from season to season, but they shouldn’t dictate fashion choices.
Earlier this season like every other season, J.Crew released their 9″ Stanton short in a wide array of colors, my favorite being their dusty berry. Salmon shorts have been a J.Crew staple for eternity the past few spring/summer lines, but salmon and coral are hot in all stores this spring. The key is to wear them as the focal point of the outfit’s color palate. I pair my colored shorts with a simple black deep v-neck and creme shaw collar sweater for chilly mornings because the black shirt doesn’t take away from the main color trend, but it still makes a statement in the outfit as a whole.
The v-neck shows a little skin, a little muscle, and ideally a little chest hair a little tan, all without distracting from the color of the shorts. It turns the simple, yet sophisticated shorts and sweater outfit (or shirt and shorts on hot days) into a sexy, fun day-out outfit.
We love using pieces to accent others in order to create a mood. Like perfume with its various notes, outfits must be designed so the various pieces compliment one another to match your personal style. Mine screams gay club meets the Hamptons, sexy and flashy, yet sophisticated and well groomed.
Play around with the latest and greatest styles and think about ways to work them in to things you already have. Trends are simply what’s hot now -they are not laws. Just because something is hot, doesn’t mean it should actually be worn, cough jellies cough.