Shape, Color and Environment
Fashionable trends are more like a stream than a manmade, landlocked lake; they're continually on the move, flowing toward a just-out-of-reach destination. For many otherwise well-put-together people, fashion's ever-changing nature makes it nearly impossible to keep pace with what's popular in the moment.
Instead of chasing change, let the shape of your body -- and your personality -- lead your signature style selections. If your body is more hourglass than column, you'll probably feel more comfortable in tailored wide-leg jeans that show off your curves, rather than skinny jeans that encourage your curves to blossom over the waistband. Likewise, if you're thick in the middle, forgo items that draw attention your waist; instead, opt for clothes that skim over your midsection, such as empire waist shirts or blouses.
If you're a creative type, don't let too-structured clothing stifle your personality. You'll probably feel more comfortable in relaxed vintage clothing or outfits with a deconstructed bohemian flare.