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3 Trends for the Trend-phobic

Unless you live in a big city, it’s hard to wear some of the edgier trends without looking like a fashion victim. That or you stick out like a sore thumb, so you have to be confident about your choices. Here are some ways to wear some of the latest trends in a tamer way.

1. Instead of leather leggings try coated or waxed jeans. Not only are they cheaper than leather but they give the same look in a way that doesn’t scream… well… leather. For summer, try them in a mint green or pale blue. They come in all kinds of finishes from lightly coated to waxy shine. Wear these with a slouchy tee shirt and ankle boots or with an untucked blouse, scarf and ballerina flats.

2. Think Pops of Neon and Brights. Vivid colors are still in. Don’t want to stand out in a sea of black but still want to be on trend? Think pastels like mint, a gorgeous tangerine, electric pink, lemony greens or cobalt blue. A statement bag in a bright color will make any outfit pop. Try a bright top tamed by neutral bottoms and accessories, or an all-black outfit with a hot pink belt and lime-green necklace. In small doses these bright colors will give your outfit some personality.

3. Patterned Jeans. From florals to leopards, patterned and colored jeans are huge this year. Since these jeans make a statement of their own, go simple on top. Or, tone them down with a structured blazer in a solid color. The other option is to go subtle with the print. Try a pastel print or a cool tone-on-tone. No matter what, rock them with confidence!