Some fashion trends are difficult to pull-off (we’re looking at you, crop tops) but with a little inspiration and creativity, you can create a head-turning look that’s all your own.
Two fashion bloggers, Christine Cameron from New York City and Lauren McBride from Madison, Connecticut, styled three of this spring’s hottest trends. Get their tips and see their fun new looks below!
Since the skirt is very girly and feminine, Christine decided to give it an edgy spin by adding a black oversized motorcycle jacket and a pair of hot black heels.
“I hope that skirt comes in MY size!” says Rach.
Christine’s Tip: If you’re layering a t-shirt beneath a jacket or blazer, go with a classic crew neck. If the neckline is more relaxed like a scoop or V-neck, it could slouch or get pulled in one direction or another from the weight of the jacket. A crew neck will stay in place and look much neater.
Lauren created a casual look perfect for daytime by pairing it with a denim shirt.
Lauren’s Tip: Tie loose shirts right at the natural waist to define it and show off curves.
READ: Stacy London’s Guide for Dressing for Your Body Type
Christine styled this shirt with a cute pair of denim shorts and sandals.
Christine’s Tip: Since this top was flowy with a lot of material in the front, she defined the waist by doing a “half-tuck.” Just take four fingers’-width of the shirt and tuck it into your pants a little so it’s still loose. This will create a triangular focal-point and create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Lauren chose to pair this flowy top with a pair of boyfriend jeans.
“But they can be a little baggy and make you look kind of stumpy,” says Lauren.
Lauren’s Tip: Cuff boyfriend jeans up a few times (about the width of two fingers) to reveal your ankles. This will elongate your legs and combat the stumpiness.
WIDE-LEG CROPPED PANTS
Christine created a professional “work” look with the pants by pairing them with a printed blouse and black pumps.
Christine’s Tip: Choose a print that has no more than three colors. At least one of the colors should be in the rest of your outfit (like black in this case). Neutral colored patterns are also a great option!
Lauren created a desk-to-date night look by tucking in a crisp, white blouse and pairing it with high-heel sandals.
Lauren’s Tip: When wearing wide-leg cropped pants, make sure the hem hits mid-calf. Not only is that the most flattering length, but they need to look intentionally cropped so it doesn’t seem like you’re wearing high-waters that don’t fit!