How to wear an old trend in a fresh way
The peplum top
Instead of making it the main focus of your outfit, let it peek out from underneath a crewneck in a sneaky cool way.
Peplum Stripe Top, $58, Jcrew; Body Mapped Melange Sweater, $554, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Matchesfashion.com
The leather dress
Slip a turtleneck underneath to spin it in a way that's more studious than sleek and Tomb Raider-y.
Leather With Merino Tankdress, $650, Alexanderwang; Babysoft Solid Turtleneck Sweater, $78, French Connection, Amazon.com
The colored jean
Instead of using them to brighten up neutral shirts and jackets, pair them with a top in the exact same shade for a striking monochromatic look.
The Skinny Coated Gummy Jeans, $189, 7 For All Mankind, Shopbop.com; Oversize Merino Pocket Sweater, $118, Jcrew.com
The varsity jacket
Wedge sneakers are great, but we like these sporty jackets best when paired with a fancy pencil skirt.
Varsity Jacket, $259.99, J.W. Anderson for Topshop, Topshop.com; Quilted Silk Paisley Skirt, $80, J.W. Anderson for Topshop, Topshop.com
The collar necklace
Use it to close a deep v-neck, not to top a crewneck like it's an all-in-one thing.
Gold & Enamel Collar, $55, Adia Kibur, Shopbop.com; V-neck Long Sleeve Tee, $39.99, Blue Life, Piperlime.com