4 2012 Trends I Was Afraid To Try

I love trendy clothes, guys. But I will be the first one to admit that it can be a little scary to try a new trend that might be a little outside your comfort zone. People might think you’re a freak show if you don’t pull it off with the effortless air of a true fashionista, right? Well, that’s how I feel anyway. I usually end up trying half the trendy things I’d like to. Below is the list of recent trends that I was too afraid to try.






1. Top Knots

Okay, listen. I have a large forehead. It’s a big deal. My Mother’s first words to me were, “Honey, we are going to be heavily into bonnets.” I’ve sort of grown into it since then, but I’ve always been self concious about it. My hairstyle for the rest of my life WILL include bangs. My woes about showing off my 500 yard forehead have caused me to forever fear updos – top knots included. They seem so easy and sophisticated, though!


2. Headscarves

Now, I like rocking a good headband. One of my favorite go-tos on a bad hair day. I’ll even do a head scarf at home whilst cleaning. doing laundry, etc. But I have yet to work up the courage to wear a headscarf, as pictured below, out and about, to shoot or the like.


3. Big Graphic Sweaters

These are another one of my “stay in the house” trends. Maybe I feel like it’s too big for my body or it’s eating me alive or something. But then I see a sassy lady on the street sporting one of these awesome sweaters and a top-knot and I’m like, she looks so trendy!


4. Baroque

You don’t have to be a a royal anymore to rock opulent brocades or tapestry prints. You do have to be confident and pair it with the right staple pieces. I haven’t quite cracked this one for my own personal style yet but this is one I definitely want to add to my closet.

Who knows, maybe 2013 will be trend trying year!

Have you been able to rock these trends? Any tips for those who are a little timid trying something out of their comfort zone?