4 Looks That Will Always Be Anti-Trend

I’m pretty picky about which trends I partake in. For those of us who write about them all the time, it doesn’t take long to get a feel for what you’re excited about relaying to your audience. For example, I’ll never be first to offer writing up an ugly sneaker story, as I have little to no interest in them, but I can completely appreciate why others do.

I could essentially claim to be quite “anti-trend” in the way I get dressed each day. This became all the more clear to me when I documented the pieces that have been in my wardrobe for yonks. It’s all well and good for hip people to say they don’t pay attention to trends—in fact, it’s precisely what a really hip person would say—but there are some evergreen style vibes that are truly so established that they can never be tied to a season or trending look.

The below four are in essence highly anti-trend and will be forever. From being truly boho to always wearing black, these vibes will never fail you.

BOHO

Anti-trend fashion looks: the Olsen twins wearing boho lace gowns

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Reigning queens of boho Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen still follow their tried-and-tested bohemian combinations when making rare appearances on the red carpet.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Sofia Sanchez de Betak in '70s flares and a tan jacket

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Street styler Sofia Sanchez de Betak is always admired for her mix ’n’ match approach, creating a wardrobe that feels like it’s filled with special artisanal items cherrypicked from destinations all over the world.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Lisa Bonet in a boho dress and kimono

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Actress Lisa Bonet was, and still is, a bohemian rock ’n’ roll woman at heart—her ’90s looks deserve a lot more attention.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Nicole Richie in a boho gold dress with chunky jewellery

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Nicole Richie was also one of the original noughties boho set led by super-stylist Rachel Zoe. She still subscribes to that way of dressing now, only a more refined and minimalistic version.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Catherine Baba in a purple floral one-shoulder gown

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Paris-based stylist Catherine Baba is at the most elaborate and luxurious end of the bohemian spectrum, choosing vintage designer garms, plush fabrics and OTT accessorising.

ALL-BLACK

Anti-trend fashion looks: Jennifer Aniston in a black leather dress

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Jennifer Aniston and LBDs—like strawberries and cream. An iconic duo that shall never not interest us.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Jourdan Dunn in a black playsuit

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Model Jourdan Dunn often chooses sassy all-black outfits when she's on a night out. When they look this good, who can blame her?

Anti-trend fashion looks: Ashley Graham in a black midi dress

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From tailored suits to pencil-skirt dresses, model Ashley Graham isn’t immune to the classic powers of an all-black ensemble.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Carine Roitfeld in a black leather jacket and trousers

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Carine Roitfeld, fashion’s #1 editrix, often wears all black in the most daring combinations—like this ’80s-inspired leather jacket and spiked heels formula.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Kate Moss in a black cape and jeans

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If Kate Moss isn’t in champagne satin or leopard print, you’ll likely find her in an all-black getup of any possible variety—this is the look she leans on time and again.

SUPER-MINIMAL

Helsinki-based Sylvie Mus is fast becoming one of our modern-day minimalism muses.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Meghan Markle in a black trouser suit

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A minimalist in her own right—even if not tied to the current wave of beige—Meghan Markle always keeps things chic and simple, meaning her outfits don’t tend to date.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Sarah Harris in a navy trouser suit with white shoes

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British Vogue deputy editor Sarah Harris has a closet chock-full of elevated basics. She has the confidence to always opt for less (because it is, invariably, more).

Anti-trend fashion looks: Carolyn Kennedy in a black blazer, jeans and headscarf

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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s ’90s style is finding fame once more thanks to alignment with today’s newfound interest in simplistic dressing.

Danish stylist Alex Carl manages to always walk the line between looking on-trend and being totally timeless—this camel combination is a perfect example.

ECCENTRIC

Anti-trend fashion looks: Erykah Badu in a chartreuse gown with a red hat

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Erykah Badu embraces mad hats, crazy colours, exaggerated volumes, wild styling ideas and so much more for every single one of her public outings.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Iris Apfel in a red coat with a fluffy bag

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The blueprint for what eccentricity can look like, Iris Apfel is a true representation purely for the fact that it’s never been a fad or phase for her—being a fashion maverick is for life.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Michelle Elie in a chainmail dress over leggings

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Michelle Elie has one of the most avant-garde street style wardrobes of all the peacocks. It’s full of artistic and sculptural creations from the likes of Comme des Garçons, and we’re forever thankful she’s always blazing her own trail.

Anti-trend fashion looks: Betty Bachz in a gold dress with a red fur coat

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Betty Bachz is one of the most vibrant and daring dressers in the London circuit right now; you may can spot her ultra-glam outfits from across the dance floor every time.

Right from the word “go,” Susie Lau of Style Bubble has stayed true to her own highly unpredictable aesthetic. Championing young talent and unexpected combinations, she’s a London eccentric through-and-through.

Next up, how the heck to wear cycling shorts.

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