I have a very intense love/hate relationship with fashion right now. One of my favorite things about studying abroad is by far the street style. Although I have not shopped much (trying to save myself), I feel that I honestly look at my wardrobe in a different light. For one thing, I have stopped wearing gym clothes to class. We'll see how long that lasts.
One trend that I have noticed throughout the city is the studded loafer trend. I believe that this is a trend that will and is already prevelant in the States. My infatuation with this trend is the chic and practicality it provides for us. For instance, you can take any outfit and by adding this aspect, you're able to make the ensemble more fun.
When I was once again lost this past week, I could not help but stop this Fashionista. One of the aspects that drew me to her outfit is her ability to intertwine unique aspects to her outfit, including her studded loafers. Many different designers have been on the studded trend, such as Loubotin, Jeffrey Cambell and Jimmy Choo. This Fashionista found her loafers with a twist at Pull and Bear, which is an European chain. The benefit of these shoes is how easy they can be styled, even though it is such a statement piece. I personally believe that this Fahsionista's simplistic outfit is a great example of how one should master this trend. Her simplistic outfit with black skinnies, Ray Baans, overzied white sweater and bag helps give these shoes the attention that they deserve. This Fashionista's look is effortless, which is something I personally try to attain too. Different style icons, including Anne Hathaway and Ashley Tisdale have been seen sporting this shoe and gives us different ways to master this trend in our own way. For instance, Tisdale opts to take this trend with a more grunge look meanwhile Hathaway sports a nautical shirt with cutoffs in order to draw more attention to the shoe.
One of my favorite aspects of the different Fashionistas in europe thus far is their ability to intertwine vintage pieces with an every day outfit. When I spotted this Fashionista, I could not help but notice her necklace. In the hopes I would be able to purchase it myself, I was soon disappointed. This Fashionista purchased it in a little town, Palamos, outside Barcelona. I believe that it is important to find these one of a kind pieces in order to help create a style that not everyone can copy per badom.