These days, it seems like new fashion trends pop up all of the time.

Because of that, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with each one that pops up next—from figuring out if you even like it or not to determining if it looks good on you, most trends are out of fashion by the time we even decide to give them a go. But just because you’re a little wary of trying new trends doesn’t mean you can’t still spice up your style. In fact, there are plenty of ways to play with it, and it all comes down to finding the right thing for you. With that said, let’s jump into a few solid ways to experiment with your style if you’re afraid of trying new trends.


When it comes down to it, accessories really can make or break an outfit. While there are accessories that come and go as trends (looking at you, bucket hats), it’s a slightly safer bet when it comes to playing up your look without fully committing to a trend.


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Go Bold With Color

Sure, some colors come in hot as a trend that might not last forever (no offense to the beautifully bold Barbie pink we’re loving right now), but colors, in general, are a great way to play up your look without any photos you take looking dated barely a year later. You don’t need to make one color your entire look, either—you can always go with a classic black fit that’s played up with a bright shoe, belt or bag. It’s all about finding what makes you feel comfortable, whether that’s a trend or far from it.


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Stick With Classic Prints

Just because you might want to stay away from the ultra-trendy prints like what we’re seeing now with the Y2K regeneration doesn’t mean you can’t still work with some classics when you want to be a little extra wild. Think animal prints like leopard and snake as well as stripes, dots and so much more that add some extra visual interest without going all in on one thing that won’t stand the test of time.


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Play With Shapes

Forget the trends and focus on the real star of the show: you! It’s easier than you might think to play with shapes, and the effect that it has can make all the difference on the finished product of your ‘fit. Whether you add a belt to tie everything together or mix tight tops with wide-legged bottoms, shapes add a sense of interest and intrigue that you might not get with a wild trend that won’t last.


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When In Doubt, Wear Boots

Looking for a way to add an edge that doesn’t make you feel like you’re just playing dress-up? It’s simple—throw on a pair of boots with your outfit. Not only are these comfortable enough to kick around in, but they also add a certain effortlessness that a trendy piece could never. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to boots, think of a simple black Chelsea boot or even a bold white heeled boot, either of which can dress up anything from a sundress to jeans (weather-dependent, of course).



When it comes to experimenting with your style, sometimes the key really is just in keeping it simple. But if you’re wanting to try some top trends, you can start small by finding ways to incorporate the top TikTok fashion trends of this year that you’ll find on our list when you click HERE.