The one sunny day we experienced in Seattle this week, I spotted this Fashionista embracing the sun and taking full advantage of the rays as well as the opportunity to sport some trendy summer shorts. On the rare occasion the sun does decide to make an appearance in the Northwest, campus truly jumps to life with everyone dying to be the trendsetter of the season by flaunting new clothes. With a multitude of inspiration parading around me, this Fashionista caught my eye because of her delicate color palette and harmonious, sporty, feminine edge. With her aquamarine shorts, she exemplifies a popular palette of sea tones that seem to parallel the popular pastel trends. She adds a sporty vibe by appearing casually dressed down with a low bun and tucked in shirt. Tucking in loose, chiffon shirts is popular this year as it focuses on narrowing the waist and flattering the figure, while adding a classy touch of elegance.
The theme from this Fashionista is the idea of simplification. She demonstrates a simple color palette that is easy on the eyes and doesn’t adorn herself in a lot of accessories, adhering to a laid back look to enhance her at ease attitude. The one necklace she does have on, however, complements her simplistic approach by adding a metallic contrast to the matching hue of her shirt, while it avoids adding any chaos to her outfit. Complementing colors is crucial to create a simple, relaxed look, because it avoids adding commotion to the ensemble.
Take it one step further: this Fashionista could dress this look up with shorts that are high-waisted and have a longer hem for a classic, timeless approach to a feminine summer trend. High-waisted trouser shorts are very popular, because they add a softer edge to an outfit while providing a flattering appeal to the waist with a tucked in shirt.
As always, confidence is the key to success, and a good outfit starts the day off right! So heed advice from this week’s Fashionista and remember that simplicity is necessary.