Following trends can be impractical for those of us who are living on a student budget. Summer’s hottest items could become passé with the upcoming fall season, and we really have no way to predict what is going to remain in style. Since trends are often short lived in the fashion world, it can be tricky to decide which ones are worth the investment and which ones we could do without. Vivid color palettes have been the main focus for the summer, from candy colored ensembles to neon accents. Fashionistas everywhere have embraced sunnier tones for the season, but may be tossing their vibrant attire when the summer months come to an end. While punchy pinks and lime greens may not always be trendy, red is one of those classic colors that will always make a statement but never go out of style.
This Fashionista is right on trend for the summer with both her monochromatic outfit and bright pop of color from the red shoes. I love how she looks fresh and polished in her white blouse but pairs it with unexpected elements like black leather shorts, a gold chain belt and those fabulous red heels for a little bit of edge. This outfit is really all about the shoes as they brightly contrast her otherwise neutral attire. Plus, the style of the shoe is completely original and trendy, but the red color keeps them modern and practical. Her oversized cat-eye sunglasses, black bag and minimal jewelry are the perfect finishing touches to this sophisticated look as they really allow the heels to take center stage.
To recreate this look, go for a basic white blouse, a pair of faux leather shorts and this chain belt. For shoes similar to the ones in the photo, try these ones from Target or a pair like these. You could also switch it up and opt for a red bag as the contrasting accessory instead of the shoes.
Spotted: Bottega Veneta’s spring/summer 2012 collection included geometric print dresses in black, white and red.