At first glance, this Fashionista's outfit looks simple, but still chic and put together. As you examine the look more carefully, however, things get a lot more interesting. Her attention to small details really makes this ensemble shine—it is exactly why she is featured as this week’s Fashionista.
This student paired a cozy black sweater with saddle colored jeans, motorcycle boots and a cross-body bag. While it would be stylish in anyone’s book, the extra details really make her outfit fashionable. A deep cutout in the back of the sweater is tied together with a sweet white bow. Tiny leopard print adorns her super cute jeans. Grommeting around the top of her boots add an unexpected edge to an otherwise tame outfit. Navy-and-green tartan print amps up her school bag, surprisingly working well with the animal print. An intricate, braided bun replaces any notion of a humdrum hairstyle. Overall, the look is top notch and it thrills me that I came across a Fashionista that put such care into the small details in her outfit.
Putting together a similar look is ideal for those of us who are looking to add a little edge without straying too far away from our everyday style. The trick is to select pieces that have a small twist to them, but would also blend in flawlessly with your regular wardrobe. For instance, if you’ve been lusting after printed jeans, but can’t imagine yourself in bold patterns, try these Christopher Blue jeans with a subtle paisley print. If you love the look of leather, but don’t think you could pull off a full motorcycle jacket, try a piece with leather accents like this sweater. Beaded details rev up this demure chiffon blouse. Hiking boot laces make these feminine heeled booties adorably kitschy. These are just a handful of options for this look. Remember, you are free to pick any aspect of an outfit and give it a little edge.
So fellow Fashionistas, if this week’s student has taught me anything, it’s to appreciate the small things. And how apropos of a message as we near Thanksgiving, no?