Today's Fashionista is so beautifully cultivated and original. The minute I saw this vintage black T tucked into those high-waisted jean shorts paired with those red tights, I fell in love. This Fashionista definitely drew inspiration from the late '80s and early '90s eras, which really drew me to her look in the first place. The brown leather combat boots coincide well with her thin strapped brown belt. However, my main focus regarding this fashionista's look was her chic mustard cardigan, which really makes her outfit overall extraordinary. The mustard cardigan is a key staple in her look. Remove it, and this Fashionista's look falls right under grungy. However, with it, she transforms her outfit from '80s/'90s grunge to a chic, retro overall look. That is the true beauty of cardigans; they can put a classy spin on any outfit. Her originality speaks loud, and her choice of vibrant colors help her achieve this powerful, diverse look. Her outfit is fierce, daring, and sound, and can be achieved by risk taking and spontaneity.
Cardigans really are amazing articles of clothing. Not only are they cozy and comfortable on those lazy, chilly days, but they have the potential to be sexy and savvy as well. Pair a cardigan with a plain T-shirt from Target or American Apparel for a casual look, or put it overtop a sheer blouse or lace crop for a more daring look. Whether your around the house or taking a stroll into town, you can never go wrong with a cardigan. They compliment all body types, sizes, and styles and hold the power to completely modify any look and have the ability to make any outfit unrecognizable. I feel they are a main staple for any outfit, one that everyone should have as a go-to in their closets. Urban Outfitters is a fabulous place to start. If you are a fan of this Fashionista's particular cardigan, you can find it here.
As for the rest of her fabulous outfit, this Fashionista's black T-shirt came from a little vintage shop in Korea. The fur vest she is holding as an accent, along with her jean shorts and red tights are from Urban Outfitters as well. Combat boots will be a huge part of the fashion world for years to come, so stock up! Lastly, her thin-strapped belt is from H&M. These three stores are perfect to shop at if striving to create an overall vintage, retro look. Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and H&M are homes to many of these styles in particular. Leave feeling confident and satisfied, not only because of the stunning styles you will stumble upon, but because you know you do not have to break the bank to find them. Karen shows us that great style comes at great prices. Happy shopping!