The following trends (as said by Style.com) are from the Fall 2011 season.
Cheap Monday tank top, Uniqlo jeans, Oasis scarf, bracelets (top to bottom) by Whistles and Sequin, Belle Noel ring.
Start small with a polka dot scarf in a bright color. At $23, you can subtly reference a trend for a great price. Wear the scarf to work paired with a sophisticated blazer or casually on the weekends with boyfriend jeans and a slouchy top.
Why this outfit works: Boyfriend jeans contrast the fun, girly vibe of the polka dots. The tank top acts as a neutral background for the scarf. Sophisticated jewelry glams up the everyday outfit.
For the adventurous: Try a vintage-style polka dot dress. Accessorize with a colorful messenger bag and modern heels and jewelry so your look isn't stuck in the past.
There's no need to be afraid of this trend. Begin with a simple example by mixing stripes with florals; the only trick is that the color schemes should share one color.
Why this outfit works: Both the top and the skirt have blue in them, so they go well together. Studded boots add toughness to a sweet ensemble, as do studded earrings.
For the adventurous: Try mixing a patterned blouse with printed pants. Remember to separate the two pieces with neutrals.
Modcloth dress, Lodis clutch, Steve Madden heels, Kate Spade earrings, Amrita Singh bracelet.
Channel the 60s with an A-line minidress and t-strap heels.
Why this outfit works: A sophisticated dress pairs well with an edgy take on the 60s t-strap style. A purple clutch and green gems add color to the neutrals and help modernize the dress.
For the adventurous: Try flared trouser jeans. To update the look, add a motorcycle jacket, fitted sweater, and high heels. Add color by accessorizing with a bright handbag.
I hope this post has made you more confident about mastering the season's latest trends. You can make any of these trends work for you, so don't get discouraged. Need extra help? Leave a comment with your question and e-mail address and I'll get right back to you!