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Readers Q&A with Targetstyle

Ok guys, let’s get real for a second. As fast as fashion is evolving, it can be hard to keep up. And when you take a moment to consider how many trends emerge each season, it can be overwhelming. You might give them a fair shot, but it can be tricky to really feel like you are mastering the look. The progression of style might be frustrating, but it is what makes fashion fun! How else are you going to get that thrill when you rock a new fad for the first time? Earlier this week I asked you to submit one thing you love about style and something you find challenging via Facebook. Because every girl should know the feeling of conquering a trend, here are a few quick tips to turn those challenges into triumphs.  The looks below are just slightly varied to help answer your questions and give you ideas for varying one outfit.

Q: I just can’t pull of crop tops. Help?
Conquering the Crop: This year we are seeing with increasing frequency the crop top. This may seem like a tough trend, but a few simple guidelines will leave you looking like a pro. But be prepared: once you successfully crop, you can’t stop!
·      When showing skin, keep it minimal. A will leave a crop top looking polished but also let you bare a little skin.
·      To cover up, layer a longer shirt under a This bottom layer is a great place to incorporate a pattern to keep your look more interesting.
·       come in a range of lengths, so find one that you feel is flattering and play with waistlines or layering lengths until you land on the perfect combination.
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Q: How can I successfully mix prints and patterns?
Mastering the Mix: Don’t be intimidated by the thought of mi multiple patterns into your look. The truth is, it is surprisingly difficult to mess up when mi just two prints, but here are a few beginner basics to keep in mind.
·      Mi classic patterns requires minimal effort. Combos like plaid and , stripes and plaid, and dots and stripes will always result in a winning look.
·      Try pieces with common colors present to make sure patterns complement each other instead of clashing. Ex: Black tied into a plaid, stripe, and/or .
·      Create a base that anchors your look by wearing a solid-colored piece.
·      Mix small and large patterns! Same-sized patterns will compete with each other, but bold and subtle prints together, like today’s with and small animal print, make the mix seem more cohesive.
·      Monochromatic patterns, like these , are a subtle and seamless way to incorporate a second (or even third!) pattern into your look.
For More Bold Pattern Mi:
·     Try animal print on animal print. You can also incorporate stripes or checks to bring in more pattern.

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Q: What boot looks best with what hem length and should I show socks or skin?
This is really based on preference. I wear ankle boots with all hem lengths. With jeans I tuck them into boots, with skirts I wear socks or I go bare skin. If you are going to go with bunched socks shoot for dresses or skirts that hit at the knee or above. Longer pieces will crop the length of your legs and make them look shorter. Start with paired with it is the easiest way to ease into the trend.