All In The Details

Summer is just a few days away! Shorts, skirts and comfortable clothes are screaming to get out of your closet for this hot weather. For many of us summer means the beach, relaxing, and best of all sleep! For others, summer contains all of those delicious things but also involves summer classes, which is a great way to get ahead!

The thing is, what should we do when it is nearly close to 100-degrees outside but once in the classroom the air conditioning is set to freeze mode? The idea is to dress comfortably for both settings; this is why this Fashionista won me over this week! The answer comes in the form of a beauty trend: patterns.

The fact that this Fashionista was wearing a blouse with a beautiful pattern, elegantly elaborated this summer look and caught my eye. Patterns and graphic T-shirts are always in style for every season and it is perfectly portrayed in Lauren Conrad’s summer 2014 collection.

This Fashionista is in style and relaxed. Perfect for that classroom scene or for that day out with your friends. She is wearing a black and white patterned three-quarter sleeve woven blouse, with a raw skinny jean paired with comfortable flats for walking on campus. A fashion statement cannot be made without a vibrant, colorful backpack of course. She did something very interesting because contrasting her vibrant purple backpack with any outfit is not easy, but she pulled it off.

However, a lot of people are scared to wear patterned clothes due to the fact that they are a little more complicated to actually form an outfit with. The thing that I love about patterns is that with any solid color, an outfit is formed (it’s really not that complicated). If your blouse is like this Fashionista’s, pair some plain jeans or white pants with it and solid accessories. If your pants are patterned, pair a solid colored blouse with a necklace that makes a statement and you are all set!

How To: Have a lovely patterned top but don’t know what to wear it with? Have no fear. Pair the blouse with white pants, a white skirt, or some plain bottom, add some neutral-colored pumps, some accessories, and you are set to go out with your date or for a fun day with your girlfriends. Most of all, you look fashionable!


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