Greetings, dudes and dudettes. Meet me in the nearest field with a picnic basket, guitar and some blankets where I’ll tell you the story of this fashionable flower child. So strike the first chord, and let’s begin. It was a sunny day; the air was crisp with a slight breeze. I turned at the sight of a butterfly floating behind me. That’s when I saw her frolicking barefoot through the meadow, her hair blowing in the wind. Though hard at work making flower crowns, she still managed to lift her head as I approached. “Wait. Are you that super rad Style Guru from College Fashionista?” she asked. “Why, yes. Yes I am,” I answered modestly while winking. “Could you please take a photo of me for the blog?” “Well…sure…I guess…” So…yeah, that’s exactly how it all played out.
Okay, fine. So here’s what really happened. This babe caught my eye while shopping in Chicago. My jaw just about dropped at the sight of her style. I was actually the one fangirling over her, but a girl can dream, can’t she? This Fashionista is so confident, and that’s what I most admire about her. She makes her style look so easy-breezy, yet she is absolutely stunning. Just look at that skirt. The floral pattern is so intricate. It’s light and flowy, perfect for a summer day. Instead of wearing a gaudy-looking top, she threw on a simple-looking bralette. The small jewelry, leather bag and shoes coordinate well but aren’t a distraction. They draw all the well-deserved attention to the skirt. Remember that you can look incredibly fashionable with a few simple pieces. If you have one eye-catching item, you can add finish it off with a few simpler ones. That way, you’re focusing on one thing, rather than looking like a jumbled mess.
Oops, I almost forgot to mention her number one accessory–her hair. Let me tell you something, Fashionista/os, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. This Fashionista’s one-shoulder look is perfect. It looks as if each strand just fell into place, giving off that total modern-day hippie vibe. Accessories aren’t limited to jewelry, bags and shoes. Your hair can make or break the outfit. Think about the kind of look you’re going for. In this Fashionista’s case, the long-flowy hairdo is perfect. When your mane is on point, harmony is achieved within the outfit. Cha feel, dude?
How To: If you want to look like this flower child, you’re gonna need a maxi skirt and a basic top. Check out H&M, Forever 21 or PacSun for a stylish one that won’t break your bank. If you’re willing to go all the way, Free People and Anthropologie have some great options. Next, you’ll need a couple of basic accessories, like shoes or jewelry that you might already have at home. Lastly, the hair. Use a big-barelled curling iron to create wavy locks, but your natural hair is always a trendy alternative. Don’t forget the coolest accessory of all: your crazy personality. Stay true, and be you.