Every morning as you roll out of bed and stumble towards your closet, you are presented with many options. These options could range from trends to accessories, to prints and patterns and finally to genres or themes. Some mornings are easier than others, when you can just toss on a simple T-shirt and jeans and run out the door. However, there are the mornings when you feel inspired. Whether it’s because you’re set on wearing a new piece or you’re just drawn to a particular shirt, you begin to craft a look around an item and soon you have a complete outfit. This is the process I envision this Fashionista went through when dressing for her day ahead.
I titled this article “All In” because once you set your mind to crafting a look around a certain piece or deciding to dress for a certain mood or genre, you’re all in and have to accomplish this style goal you set for yourself. I love how this Fashionista is dressed from head to toe. No piece of this outfit is a last minute decision, and each item correlates to the next. What first caught my eye was this Fashionista’s hat. You always need a few good accessories to begin, finish or accent your overall look.
These gray and black tones start with the hat and are also carried throughout her entire outfit from her shorts to her shoes. Not only does she utilize this neutral color palette well, but this Fashionista adds the right amount of color to keep her look exciting. Her hat first draws you in, but the statement bag does as well, due to its vibrancy. With the assistance of a variety of colors, textures and pieces, this Fashionista fully committed to a sophisticated and stylish look and there was no turning back.
When looking to achieve a certain style goal, you have to be sure to strike the right balance. This Fashionista mastered the proper amount of textures, from her lace shorts to her denim jacket, but she also isn’t overpowering her look with too many colors. Pops of color are always a good idea, as long as you balance them with a good neutral, such as black. This all goes back to that moment when you first roll out of bed. Set a style goal for yourself, achieve it and your fashionable dreams are unlimited.
How To: Be sure to find a focal accessory piece, similar to this Fashionista’s hat. Begin your look from head to toe. Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints, patterns and colors. Try pairing lace shorts with a leather top. Finish the look with a statement bag and you’ll be all set to hit the town.