If you have a trendy style personality, it goes without saying that you like to wear the latest fashion trends, often wearing several trends at the same time.

You like to update your closet and your outfits by adding the latest fashion trends to your existing pieces.

Styles for the trendy style personality

Clothes for this style are hard to define as the trends change every season. Fashionistas will need to follow the trends through magazines, blogs, social media and the latest fashion shows to know what to look for in stores.

You may incorporate other style personalities into your look but whatever you wear will usually have one element which is absolutely bang-on-trend and which is the piece to own this season. 

But you may well find that while the trendy style personality is your dominant style, you may be drawn to others too.

This style can be a lot of fun and very fashion forward, but will look outdated very quickly so you are likely to be constantly thinking about updating your closet.

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Things that go in and out of fashion include:

  • Shoulder pads
  • Platform heels
  • Colors
  • Sequins
  • Outrageous hats
  • Skirt volume
  • Skirt lengths
  • Pant lengths

How to know if you have a trendy style personality

As I said, you are probably very aware of what style you have.

But, if you aren’t certain you have a trendy style personality here are the signs that this describes you …

You follow the latest fashion trends

You like to keep abreast of the latest fashion trends by reading fashion blogs, websites and magazines.

The highlights of the fashion calendar for you are when the new season collections are shown in the world’s fashion capitals.

Sylvia wears a glamorous striped dress| 40plusstyle.com

Sylvia @sylviacolella above (read her style interview here) opts for an outfit that combines glamour with on-trend pieces including stripes and statement earrings.

Check out this dress (other options here, here, here and here) that you can wear with this similar pair of sandals, clutch and earrings.

You are willing to take risks and are happy to stand out

As a trendy style personality, you definitely aren’t a shrinking violet. You are happy to stand out from the crowd and often start discussions with complete strangers as a result of your outfit choices.

You are also adept at mixing and matching high street and higher end pieces

You love to mix the high and the low end and create interesting outfits that no one else will have.

Check out our article on the best designer handbags you can definitely afford.

You are a trendsetter

While you do like to be informed about the latest fashion trends and styles, that doesn’t mean you follow them to the letter.

You may be the trendsetter among your friendship group.

A capsule wardrobe and style guide for the TRENDY style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Kim @kimair above (read her style interview here) opts for an all-denim look. Denim used in other ways from your jeans is very on-trend right now. You could choose a denim bustier or denim shoes, for example.

Steal her look with this similar shirt jacket, bustier, jeans, pumps, handbag, earrings and sunglasses.

You shop every season

You might not add a lot to your closet each season or you might like to shop every weekend.

However frequently you hit the shops, you do like to add at least one piece each season which is bang-on-trend to update your outfits.

You also like to window shop for ideas, even if you aren’t buying anything.

You already have your eye on the next season

You want to be the first to wear the new trends, so you always have your eye on the next season’s trends as soon as they hit the runways.

These trends shape the way you shop the high street. You’ll be one step ahead.

You pay attention to accessories

You know the value of accessories when it comes to adding a trendy element to your outfit.

Jamie in camisole, statement skirt and sandals | 40plusstye.com

Jamie @moreturquoise above (read her style interview here) adds chunky jewelry to give her look a trendy edge.

Get her look with this similar top, skirt (another option here), sandals, scarf, earrings, bracelet and sunglasses.

You can find out more here about the top accessory trends for spring summer 2023 .

Celebrities with a trendy fashion style who wear the latest fashion trends

It’s no surprise that many celebrities have a trendy style personality because they often have access to stylists or are given, or can borrow, the latest pieces from designers.

While some celebrities have a different style such as classic or architectural, there are many who could be described as having a trendy style personality.

Even those who prefer a different style will usually have elements of the trendy style personality in order to update their look each season.

Celebrities with a trendy style personality include Gwen Stefani, who combines trends with an urban edge, Victoria Beckham, who mixes trends with a classic style and Madonna, who definitely falls under the trendsetter category.

Wearing trendy clothes with other styles

Just as celebrities combine a trendy style personality with other style personalities, you will probably find yourself drawn to another type of style.

So, you may want to add the latest trends to your personal style.

For instance, your secondary style may be classic, romantic, eurochic or architectural.

Trendy clothes – tops for the trendy style personality

When it comes to choosing tops, you know that a new style can update the pants and skirts you already have in your closet.

Trends seen on the catwalks for 2023 include classic white shirts, asymmetry, ruching and velvet.

Tops for the trendy style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Zella Adjustable Ruched Pima Cotton TeeTWP Smith Tux ShirtSimkhai Alice Jacquard One-Shoulder BlouseKaren Millen Feather Devore Woven Shirt

Coat, one shoulder blouse, wide jeans and loafers | 40plusstyle.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA Double Breasted CoatSimkhai Alice Jacquard One-Shoulder BlouseJEN7 by 7 For All Mankind Pintuck High Waist Wide Leg Trouser JeansCalvin Klein Grant Lug Sole Penny Loafer – AllSaints Frankie Leather Crossbody BagSAVVY CIE JEWELS Halo Stud Earrings

Jackets and coats including the latest fashion trends for the trendy style personality

As with the rest of your wardrobe, you will always keep an eye on what is in trend each season when it comes to coats and jackets.

You are likely to have a collection of coats already in your closet which are always on trend, such as a trench coat, an asymmetrical style or a moto jacket.

To these, you will usually add one new piece each season. This season, trends included long trench coats, oversized jackets, winter florals, checks, bright red, and denim. Look for coats in different lengths to give you options depending on the weather.

Outerwear for the trendy style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Louisa Ruched Sleeve BlazerTed Baker London Nayaa Floral Print One-Button BlazerKaren Millen Italian Classic Check Trench CoatBCBGMAXAZRIA Double Breasted Coat

Check coat, tux shirt, trousers and pumps | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Millen Italian Classic Check Trench CoatTWP Smith Tux ShirtTheory Tailored Ankle TrousersKate Spade New York Garnish PumpMadewell The Transport Leather Bucket BagMadewell Herringbone Chain NecklaceSAVVY CIE JEWELS Halo Stud Earrings

Trendy style pants

You always have your eye on what shape and style of jeans are on-trend at any one time.

But, you will also have pieces in your closet which won’t go out of trend, such as leather pants and crop flare jeans.

This season, you could update your style with plaid pants, which are still very much on trend, as well as wide leg jeans. Add a splash of color or a print into your wardrobe, and keep the rest of your look simple.

Latest fashion trends pants for the trendy style personality | 40plusstyle.com

JEN7 by 7 For All Mankind Pintuck High Waist Wide Leg Trouser JeansTed Baker London Nayaat Floral High Waist Wide Leg TrousersTheory Tailored Ankle TrousersNordstrom Glen Plaid High Waist Pleat Front Pants

Angela wears on-trend jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Angela @angelamashelle above (read her style interview here) shows how you could update your look by choosing trendy denim.

Recreate her outfit with this similar top, jeans, sandals, clutch, necklace and bracelet.

Trendy style skirts and new style dress ideas

If you have a trendy style personality, you will definitely be aware of current hemlines and skirt styles, even if you choose not to wear the hem length of the moment.

Bright red was all over the latest season catwalks, florals with darker backgrounds are another big trend, and full, circle skirts are in style. Tuxedos were also featured on several catwalks. You could try a tuxedo-style jacket or jumpsuit.

Dresses and jumpsuits in the latest fashion trends | 40plusstyle.com

Fraiche by J Wrap Front Long Sleeve DressCOS Floral Print Silk Blend Maxi DressKaren Millen Denim Tweed High Neck Waterfall Hem Midi DressKaren Millen Tuxedo Wrap Jumpsuit

Blazer, printed maxi dress and flats | 40plusstyle.com

Cinq à Sept Louisa Ruched Sleeve BlazerCOS Floral Print Silk Blend Maxi DressFranco Sarto Hadley Pointed Toe d’Orsay FlatNina Madeline ClutchBaubleBar Huggie Hoop Earrings

You might also like to take a look at this piece on how to wear a skirt in a casual, chic way.

Trendy style shoes to wear with your trendy outfits

Whatever style personality you are, updating your shoes and/or handbag can be the easiest way to give the existing items you have in your closet a refresh.

For Fall 2023, the shoe trends included bright red shoes, menswear-inspired loafers, lace-up boots, and pointed flats.

Shoes for the trendy style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Franco Sarto Hadley Pointed Toe d’Orsay Flat – Kate Spade New York Garnish PumpCalvin Klein Grant Lug Sole Penny Loafer – Blondo Promise Waterproof Lace-Up Boot

Tuxedo jumpsuit, pumps and trendy accessories | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Millen Tuxedo Wrap JumpsuitKate Spade New York Garnish PumpOlga Berg Ostrich Feather Embellished ClutchBaubleBar Huggie Hoop Earrings

Trendy style accessories to wear with your outfits

The power of accessories cannot be underestimated when it comes to updating your style.

Just changing your handbag style or the jewelry you are wearing can make a big difference even to simple outfits you already have in your closet such as a pair of jeans and a sweater or a little black dress.

Accessory and handbag trends for this season included bucket bags, reptile textures, fluffy bags and jewelry featuring flowers, pearls or big chain links. Boxy styles, plenty of gold, and graphic prints are also very much on-trend.

Accessories for the trendy style personality | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaints Frankie Leather Crossbody BagMadewell The Transport Leather Bucket BagOlga Berg Ostrich Feather Embellished ClutchNina Madeline ClutchMadewell Herringbone Chain NecklaceBaubleBar Huggie Hoop EarringsNordstrom Cutout Flower Drop EarringsSAVVY CIE JEWELS Halo Stud EarringsNordstrom Tissue Print Wool & Cashmere Wrap Scarf

Sheree wears a neutral outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Sheree @shesheshow above shows how you can change the look of your outfit with a wide belt and scarf.

Get her look with this similar shirt, pants, sandals, bag, belt, sunglasses and scarf.

Trendy clothing websites

So where do you shop if you have a trendy style personality?

You are likely to mix past season pieces, with vintage items you’ve picked up along with some designer clothes and accessories. To these, you will add bang-on-trend pieces from the high street.

Because you like to add new pieces each season, you are likely to check out high street stores including Topshop, H&M, Forever 21, ASOS, River Island and Mango.

You aren’t confined by any perception about what age bracket certain stores are thought to be aimed at.

You are likely to also pick up pieces at department stores such as Nordstrom as well as on Amazon Fashion.

A capsule wardrobe for the TRENDY style personality

As a trendy style personality, you will be adept at mixing and matching to create a huge amount of outfits from the items you have in your closet.

Here are just a few options to put together the on-trend fashion pieces from above. You could easily switch them around to create lots of different looks. For example, put together an all-red outfit with the red coat and pants. Wear the textured blouse with the leather pants, or add the red top to the jeans.

A capsule wardrobe for the TRENDY style personality | 40plusstyle.com

shop the trendy pieces above here:

Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

More trendy style inspiration

The below capsule is past season, but it does show that many trends from previous seasons do tend to still be on trend for months and, sometimes, years.

A capsule wardrobe for the TRENDY style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Continue reading:

  1. Summer Accessories: The Accessory Trends You’ll Want To Wear For Spring And Summer 2020
  2. A Style Guide And Capsule Wardrobe For The GLAMOROUS Style Personality
  3. A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The ARCHITECTURAL Style Personality

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