6 Style Tips for the Conservative Fashionista

WARNING: Nuclear-orange jeans and peacock-inspired box clutches may not be right for everyone. Dizziness, shortness of breath and naked-in-public dreamlike anxiety may be experienced by individuals who even think about certain trends, let alone consider (gasp!) wearing them.

If this sounds like you–hesitancy or downright avoidance of certain styles because
you’re more “beige” than “bold”—have no fear.

No fear, you say? Have you seen the Tang-inspired tangerine lips this season?


Have you seen the fluorescent tops?

How could you not?

Oh, wonderful conservative fashionista, we hear you. And we’re serious–have no
fear. You can enjoy the latest fashion showstoppers without sacrificing your classically
comfortable look.

Style Tips for Conservative Fashionistas

The key? Dabble, don’t dive, into the world of color, mismatched prints and glam. Here, then, are six bright ideas for incorporating today’s trends into your subdued style:

1. Consider Breaking Up
Does the head-to-toe tangerine trend make you feel like a walking marmalade jar? Break things up by accessorizing, drawing on elements of the uni-color/pattern palette. A large coral ring paired with poppy-hued earrings nicely compliments a summery white dress or tan pantsuit. Or, pair an Amazon-inspired palm leaf bracelet with a green textured belt.

2. Nail It
Today’s vibrant “see me” nail colors are undoubtedly a stark contrast to neutral polishes.
We know the thought of donning purple nails may result in the aforementioned onset of
dizzy spells. But you can do it. Yes, you. This is about dabbling, after all. Think lilac,
not grape. Trade Hulk green for a more muted green.

3. Try a Little Braidy Bunch
Sure, side braids and retro styles are mega right now. Not ready to lock your locks into
something so blatantly different? Go mini. Try braiding a smaller section of hair, making
it only partially visible as it peeks from the rest of your free-flowing mane. Employ the
same “baby steps” approach with other hair trends.



Jennifer is an award-winning creative writing and communications professional who loves heels (even her flip flops have wedges) and pencil skirts, and has seen her hair through more shades than a Pantone color wheel.

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