We Rank 9 of Fashion's Hardest Mini-Trends by Difficulty
We know that certain trends in fashion aren't as wearable as, say, sporting a white T-shirt and jeans, but that doesn't mean we aren't up for a challenge. From donning a dress over pants to sporting a bandana as a scarf, we rank the hardest micro-trends that are hitting the streets, and tell you how to pull them off.
Double Bagging It
Sporting two mini bags is not as simple as carrying a practical tote and a crossbody—there needs to be some sort of method to your madness (i.e., the perfect color coordination) if you don't want to look like a try-hard.
Dress Over Pants
Wearing a dress over your pants—yes, over your pants—may seem like a confusing exercise, but that doesn't mean it can't work. The trick here is to think about proportion: Your dress can't be too long or too short. Call it the Goldilocks conundrum.
Strapless Top Over Button-Down
Donning a bustier over a button-down isn't nearly as challenging as trying a dress over pants, but it does require some thought. Choose a white oxford to create a stark contrast between your strapless top, whether it be a bold color or basic black.
This is the glamorous meets nonchalance look. It may seem like you just threw the stole on, but notice the perfect tonal approach of our street-style star. If you are worried about the piece moving around too much, cinch it with a belt.
Bandana as a Scarf
It's hard not to sport a bandana without conjuring bandit vibes, so twist it before you tie it around your neck and let the ends fall where they may.
As die-hard fans of all things expertly tailored, this move is a bit out of our comfort zone. But there is something to be said for its laid-back appeal. Look for a style with cuffs, so you have the option to neatly roll up your sleeves if they start to drive you crazy.
Skirt Over Dress
Layering a skirt over a dress is an easy way to get more mileage out of your one-piece wonders. A slit style is perfect for showing off what's interesting underneath.
Call it the Kate Moss effect: We love a skinny scarf. Wrap one around your neck and pull over one shoulder for haphazard, rocker cool.
Belt Over Jacket
This is one of those styling tips that looks good on anyone. Replace the standard belt that comes with your coat with a leather one you already own. Call it instant chic.