ACCESSORIES REPORT: Grunge Keeps It Cool, Depite the Heat

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When it’s the end of October, and the high is still in the upper 80s, most Fashionistas can get a little frustrated. After all, we Floridians have been waiting since March to pull out our layers again! And with colored tights, patterned scarves, corduroys and boots all waiting to make their fall debuts, who can blame us?


Tanks and shorts can get stale, but this Fashionista figured out a way to make hot-weather gear look interesting again. Channeling '90s grunge, she opted for a classic white v-neck T-shirt and black ruffle shorts.
 Choosing to keep the garments simple allowed this Fashionista’s accessories to steal the show.

Black distressed combat boots and a tan and turquoise color-blocked tote provided the outfit’s identity, keeping the look from becoming too casual.
 The boots served to add a little edge, while the block of turquoise on the Fashionista's tote added a girly touch.

The jewelry this Fashionista opted for was simple but effective. By not piling on the trinkets, the chained earring and bracelet were able to draw one’s eye in. The Fashionista’s bracelet, in particular, gave the ensemble a sense of warmth. A few wooden beads were missing, and one could tell that it had a story to tell.


Opting for simple garments allowed this Fashionista’s accessories to balance the outfit out nicely, while still maintaining a rugged sense of rocker-edge.

Spotted: Black lace-up booties stomped up the catwalk of Altuzarra's fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection. These versions took on a Victorian-era feeling and sported pointed toes, providing a tiwst to the shoe trend.

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