We’re going to be straightforward with you: The secret to pulling off most trends is learning the art of balance. Introducing a spiffy new product to your wardrobe usually requires pairing it with staples that not only let your trend-forward piece steal the spotlight, but also keep everything in proportion. Need a few examples? Scroll down to see how nine notoriously tough trends can be made easily wearable just by enforcing this rule of balance.
The best way to wear coveralls is unbuttoned with a simple T-shirt underneath.
Dress up a pair of pajama pants and sneakers with a tailored blazer.
Choose a beret in a neutral hue, and team it with an elegant coat and trousers.
Nail down your proportions by layering a high-waist skirt below a cropped jacket.
Let your frayed jeans steal the spotlight aside wardrobe staples like a button-down shirt and blazer.
Engage in the cutout shoulder trend with an approachable piece like a cozy sweater.
Contrast a masculine-inspired suit with a blouse and heels.
Tone down the Victorian-inspired effects of a high-neck blouse using your favorite pair of blue jeans.
When it doubt, fasten your skinny scarf next to a striped tee and leather jacket.
Which trend do you like best? Tell us in the comments!