Here a my tips for trying a new look:
Check out Pinterest
Shop your (and his) wardrobe
Sometimes a trend means wearing what you already have in a new way. For instance, if you are wanting to try a maxi skirt, do you have a long dress you can wear a top over to forge the look? If blazers are back in a big way, do you have anything in your corporate collection that you could use? Don’t forget to raid his wardrobe for belts, scarves, slouchy knits, hats and (if you have big feet like me) shoes.
Don’t spend stacks of money
Make it yours
Try on in store
Large department stores are great for trialling new looks because they have such a huge variety of options. Put aside some time to shop your trend – taking into account accessories as well as clothes. Bring along anything in your current wardrobe that you are wanting to incorporate. If you can find a helpful assistant, they can give you some more ideas. Best to go during a non-busy period if you want some help.
Try it in the comfort of your own home
If you are a bit shy about your new look, why not just try it at home first? Drop crotch pants are one of those trends that people hesitate to try but often love after first wear. And if you just wear them in the comfort of your own home to begin with, you will gain the confidence needed to wear them out.
Ask for feedback
Post a photo of your outfit to Instagram. Listen to people when they compliment your new look. Often we just need that little boost to confirm our style instincts. And if all you hear are crickets, but you love the look, that’s really all you need.
In the end, fashion can be a wonderfully fun playground if we adopt a carefree and curious attitude to dressing.