Everyone knows that opposites attract. From a young age, we are taught that our most compatible partner will be someone who is our opposite. If we’re crazy, we need someone sensible. If we’re funny, we need someone serious. The list goes on and on, but the point is this: There needs to be a careful balance. Of all people, Fashionistas are most familiar with the theory of opposites. Although style is based on the principles of being unique and breaking the rules, it is also something that cannot be achieved without a balance.
This Fashionista has mastered the art of creating compromise between select pieces. Her ensemble is a combination of opposites that come together to form a harmonious look. Her tribal print cardigan is fun and edgy, while her crisp white button-down is clean-cut and professional. Layered underneath her sweater, her button-down makes the print pop. By rolling her button-up’s sleeves over her cardigan’s sleeves, her ensemble gives off both a bohemian and preppy vibe—without clashing.
To further complement her sweater, she pairs it with a simple pair of jeans cuffed at the ankle. To bring out the warm tones in her sweater, this Fashionista chooses to accessorize with rich browns and gold. Her oversized leather cross-body bag is an accessory staple that every Fashionista needs, and the color of the leather plays off of her strappy leather sandals—a great shoe for the warmer weather. These studded sandals are another great staple for any Fashionista’s spring wardrobe.
To top it off, she keeps her jewelry simple. A stack of bracelets on her wrist, a gold ring and a pair of studs are the small finishing touches to this Fashionista’s outfit.
When you’re thinking of rocking a bold print or fun piece, just remember to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Your stand out piece will shine when paired with neutrals!
Spotted: Although designed for men, Givenchy’s spring 2014 menswear collection features a line that is a perfect balance of modern and tribal.